Welcome to the latest issue of the PKF Francis Clark manufacturing newsletter.
Brexit may dominate the headlines but manufacturing continues to deliver the goods – literally. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that the export of goods rose to £342 billion in 2017. That’s an increase of 13.4% on the previous year.
Of course, the sector continues to face challenges, not least the skills gap. One way of bridging the gap could be to take on an apprentice. The 11th National Apprenticeship Week ran from 5 to 9 March and if you haven’t considered this option then it could be a good time to contact your local training provider. For our part, PKF Francis Clark will continue to be the eyes and ears of your business. We have a range of informed commentary on a range of issues, whether it’s VAT post-Brexit or the latest trade deal.
Our highly experienced sector specialist team is just a phone call or email away so please don’t hesitate to contact us.