CBM News Story
UK Manufacturing winter survey launched
Crowe UK and CBM check the financial pulse of UK manufacturing with Winter Survey.
The Winter Survey 2024 aims to understand the views of importers and exporters across the country, gauging their strategies, practices, and expectations regarding investment in research and development, headcount as well as their optimism for growth over the coming year following a tumultuous 2023.
Johnathan Dudley, National Head of Manufacturing at Crowe, said: “2024 is a big year for the manufacturing industry, in some ways, sentiment towards the government could see chickens coming home to roost as ongoing domestic and global uncertainty continues to plague a sector struggling to recover from the challenges of the past.
“Our winter survey aims to understand how manufacturing firms, large and small, across numerous different sectors, adapt to these pressures affecting their bottom line and ability to invest and grow over the next 12 months. However, challenging times can present real opportunities.”
Stephen Morley, President of the CBM, based at its headquarters, the NMC Venue National Metalforming Centre in West Bromwich, said: “As we enter 2024, I have been enthused by what I’ve witnessed after recent visits to our members. Despite the challenges the sector faces, they’ve all shown a high level of optimism about the year ahead.
“While there might be some geopolitical influences that we can’t predict and some political challenges at home. It will be interesting to review outcome of the survey responses from the manufacturing sector and see if the optimistic view is maintained.”
The survey will take manufacturers less than five minutes to complete but would give an insight into the real day-to-day issues confronting the sector.
The deadline for survey responses is Sunday 31 March and the full results will be published in a detailed report later this Spring.