SME manufacturing businesses are the foundation to the UK economy.
Five percent of businesses in the UK are manufacturing businesses, supporting 10% of employment and 14% of turnover across the UK for 2020.
A staggering 99.9% of businesses in the UK are SMEs.
And many sectors are wholly reliant on the manufacturing sector and its supply chain to survive. Without the manufacturing sector, we would lose a mighty chunk of the UK economy and a strong foundation capable of competing on the world stage.
On 19 May 2021, the Manufacturers' Alliance launched a new business model to support progressive owners and managers in the manufacturing sector. Since incorporation in 2013, the Manufacturers' Alliance has built a community of eight peer support groups for owners and senior leaders in the manufacturing sector, delivering game-changing results for many of its customers.
Neil Ashton, managing director at Packaging Automation, shared his thoughts on the new business model:
“I think the new model makes perfect sense. Getting involved with the Manufacturers' Alliance is the best thing we have ever done. We have been working with them for 8 years and their level of service is always world class. The new approach offers flexibility and means that we can develop more of our team in line with our growth ambitions in the Alliance’s unique way. And like any business, you can’t solve all problems on your own, so having someone with experience get involved to help you make the changes you need to grow is a win–win for us.”
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