Earlier this year, Squire Patton Boggs teamed up with TheBusinessDesk.com to gauge levels of confidence within the UK’s manufacturing sector and to determine what businesses need in order to stay competitive in the global market. At issue were the implications of a referendum on the UK’s membership with the EU. A survey was set up to collect information from manufacturers throughout the UK and was open to any who may be able to provide insight. The survey addressed various fields including skills shortages, supply chain, education, EU membership, access to finance, energy and re-shoring.
We then invited industry leaders and experts in the manufacturing sector to a series of roundtables in June to discuss our findings. Their opinions, together with responses from the survey, will form the basis of a manufacturing report which will be published shortly. The report will provide a valuable insight into important issues facing the sector, and highlight the concerns of manufacturers that need to be voiced to the Government. Please contact Kirsty Shenton if you would like to receive a copy of the report when it is published.