The advance snap shot of MAS’s quarterly barmometer shows encouraging results from SME manufacturing businesses, with over 200 respondents in the South West including Dymond Engineering & Metal Products Ltd.
58% of respondents reported increased sales, up 5% on last year.
72% forecast sales growth over the next six months, with home markets being the most important for growth.
47% are planning to recruit.
This is encouraging news for the UK’s manufacturing and engineering sector as well as for the South West region. More detail will be available with the full findings to be released later this month.