In addition to the National Manufacturing Barometer, this quarter's regional report uncovers trends, opportunities, challenges, and confidence levels from 85 small and medium-sized manufacturing firms across the South West of England.
Special Focus: Trading beyond Brexit
As 2021 brings an agreed EU trade deal and continued COVID-19 restrictions, we wanted to see how these current conditions are affecting SME manufacturers.
This report uncovers how Brexit has already impacted businesses across the region, how they expect future trade to be affected, and the clarity and support respondents are calling for to help them adapt accordingly.
When asked in October 2020, 51% of South West respondents were unable to predict how leaving the EU would affect their COVID-19 recovery. Three months on, read how these expectations have changed now the deal is done...
This survey covers Q3 2020 (October, November, and December), and collected responses from SME manufacturing businesses across the South West of England between 11th and 22nd January 2021.