Facebook - Shropshire Business Twitter - Shropshire Business LinkedIn - Shropshire Business
http://www.lblaw.co.uk http://www.furrows.co.uk

Manufacturers urged to catalogue impact of virus

Small to medium-sized manufacturers in Shropshire are being urged to take part in a major survey detailing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on industry.

The Manufacturing Barometer, which is conducted by South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS) and the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), went live today and is inviting companies to highlight the issues they are facing and the support they need to overcome them.

Companies are being asked to highlight changes in production volumes, difficulties in retaining employees, supply chain disruption and any major ‘pivots’ they are doing to supply new markets, including answering the call for more medical equipment.

They will also be given the opportunity to give their thoughts on existing business support packages, whilst identifying other areas of assistance they may require, such as cashflow, HR advice and skills retention.

“Big businesses have their voice, but in these unprecedented times it is important that we give SMEs a platform to have their say on the current Coronavirus crisis,” explained Simon Howes from SWMAS, (pictured).

“Our quarterly Manufacturing Barometer, the largest survey of its type in England, gives them this exact chance and we are looking for hundreds of firms to take part before it closes on Friday 17th April.”

He continued: “The information will be communicated directly to Government so will hopefully inform future policy and support as we continue to get to grips with Covid-19 and its wide-reaching ramifications.

“The survey takes just five minutes to complete and can be filled in online here – https://survey.zohopublic.eu/zs/00hdIL We want as many companies to take part so we’re asking everyone in industry to spread the message.”

In a slight change to the normal release of information, the Manufacturing Barometer will be showcasing initial findings on Thursday April 2nd and then again at the end of the month to highlight how SME manufacturers are adapting and the ongoing challenges/opportunities they are facing.

For further information, visit https://www.swmas.co.uk/knowledge/manufacturing-barometer

http://www.birminghambiz.co.uk

Pastry experts look to expand team

65 new roles available at Market Drayton bakery

9th June 2020

Coronavirus - how to get through the next few months

Shropshire law firm's top 10 tips

11th March 2020

Ricoh supports the NHS

Wolves legend drops in to collect much-needed products

16th April 2020

Think ahead - plan cash flow carefully

By Mark Bramall, Dyke Yaxley Limited

1st July 2020

Construction projects face new normal

By Tim Lloyd, CQS Solutions

1st July 2020

Financing business growth

By Kerry Haughton, The FSE Group

1st July 2020

Helping businesses get back on track

By Sarah Prince, WF Education Group

1st July 2020

Playing the generation game

Tricky challenges for family-run firms?

1st July 2020

Support programme to help clients navigate pandemic

Accountants launch Survive, Adapt and Thrive campaign

5th May 2020

Webinar puts insurance in the spotlight

Experts will update businesses on current situation during pandemic

29th April 2020

Manufacturer calls for firms to work together

Telford company opens its doors to help keep core industry moving

1st May 2020

Office supplies firm keeps it in the family

Deliveries go ahead despite lockdown thanks to father and son team

18th June 2020

SMI adapts product range in virus fight

Thermal insulation specialists support communities

6th April 2020

Growth club aims to help firms through lockdown

Initiative launched to help Shropshire businesses plan for the future

26th May 2020

Businesses receive detailed guidance

Firms find out about changes to the Job Retention Scheme

24th June 2020