Manufacturing business

Accounts & Tax

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.


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.

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.


Plans to rebalance economy at risk as manufacturing optimism drops

As the prospects of the UK services and manufacturing industries continue to diverge, the government's plans to rebalance the UK economy are increasingly at risk, a study finds.


Manufacturing confidence falls to lowest level in two years

Britain's manufacturing firms reported the biggest decline in optimism this month since March 2013, research finds.

Alternative finance

Manufacturing industry woes eased by Asset Based Lending

Statistics from the CIPS Purchasing Managers Index showed that the UK's manufacturing sector registered a ten-month high in March 2012.


Output boost promising for manufacturing  

Recovery in the manufacturing sector looks set to continue, according to the Confederation of British Industry.

Masterclass Series

Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

Partner content

PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves