Manufacturing business

Export & Import

CBAM – EU’s new green import tax explained

The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) will start from October. For manufacturers exporting to the EU, here's what we know so far.


Half of small businesses operating below capacity

Half of small firms not expecting growth this year as rising costs and supply chain disruption impact business


What manufacturing businesses need to know about accountancy

As manufacturing businesses create goods, they have extras to factor in when it comes to accounting. Angela Ashworth of Purple Lime explains more.

Business Technology

What manufacturing can learn from agile software techniques

What if there were a way to speed up the manufacturing and hardware design process? Here, we find out.


Manufacturing business: How to grow domestically and globally

Paul Bennett, managing director of manufacturing business Fascia Graphics, discusses how the graphic overlays and membrane keypads supplier gained traction in the market.


Manufacturing SMEs optimistic about post Brexit opportunities

New research shows that SME’s in the manufacturing sector are seeking opportunities and are optimistic about leaving the EU.


Make it British helping designers connect with UK manufacturers

In the run up to London fashion week, Make It British is working hard to connect designers with UK manufacturers.


Manufacturing optimism reaches 20-month high

Optimism in the UK manufacturing industry reaches a 20-month high, but rising inflation remains a concern for wider UK economy.

Business Technology

Can agile tech be the key to manufacturing prosperity in 2017?

Here, Stuart Hall, sales director of Epicor UK and Ireland, points out the need for businesses to use smart and agile technology in 2017.

Business management

Three manufacturing trends to look for in 2017

Here, we look at what to expect from the manufacturing industry in the coming year.


SME manufacturers stuck with unsold stock

The value of the unsold stock held by SME manufacturing companies has risen to £4.94 billion, putting cash flow under greater strain, research finds.

Employing & managing staff

How to attract more women into the diverse world of manufacturing

In this piece, we look at what should be done to improve the ratio of women in manufacturing.

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

Partner content

Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...