Impact of COVID-19; Have your say! | Manufacturing Growth Programme

SME manufacturers to have their say on Covid-19 impact

Small to medium-sized manufacturers 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, has gone live today and is inviting companies to highlight the issues they are facing and the support they need to overcome them.

Now, more than ever, it is vital that SME manufacturers are able to communicate their business needs.

The impact of COVID-19 will vary from business to business depending on the type of product being manufactured. Whether you are experiencing a spike in demand or a reduction in sales, we want to better understand the support you need as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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 answer 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.

Take part here: