South West Manufacturing Barometer - July 2022 (Q1 2022)

Special Focus: The reality of Reshoring for SMEs

There have been media reports that production is being brought back to the UK, but are SMEs really feeling the benefit?
This quarter's Manufacturing Barometer explores how current supply chain disruption and cost challenges are impacting potential opportunities, and what support would be most beneficial to help UK manufacturing prosper and grow.

The story in the South West

This report has been created using responses from businesses across the South West of England to highlight the current position of regional manufacturing and how this differs from the national picture

What does this regional report reveal?

 Almost all respondents said supply chain price changes, inflation, and energy costs are negatively impacting their business:

 Over a quarter said their orders have increased as a result of production being brought back to the UK, but 18% of these businesses are unable to meet this demand due to the following challenges:

 These are the leading areas of support being called for by SME manufacturers in the South West:

To download the full national report click on the link below...

South West Manufacturing Barometer Report - July 2022.pdf



Over 90% of UK manufacturing firms are small or medium-sized (SME)...therefore, input from these businesses is vital to help highlight opportunities and challenges across the sector!
If you are a Business Leader for a UK SME manufacturing firmclick here for your invitation to participate when the next Barometer survey goes live.