January's survey was open for responses from Monday 9th - Friday 20th January 2023.
The data has now been analysed, and we are pleased to share the findings below...
Special Focus: Net Zero Manufacturing
This quarter, we explore whether or not reaching 'net zero' carbon emissions is a priority for SME firms, and how the transition to net zero may affect the UK manufacturing sector.
What does this quarter's report reveal?
Although 42% see net zero as a positive for their firm, only 29% say it is a current priority:
37% have already pledged to achieve net zero, with almost three quarters of these businesses planning to reach this milestone by 2040:
Around half of responding businesses see net zero as a way to attract potential customers:
Read the full report here... National Manufacturing Barometer Report - January 2023.pdf