A lot has been made recently of the productivity gap the UK is currently experiencing. It is widely reported that the UK makes 27% and 31% less per hour than workers in France and Germany.
There is also concern that in the UK that the skills shortage is hampering industry and that the government needs to do more to encourage kids in to STEM related subjects.
Despite this negative press though, UK SME manufacturers are, on the whole, positive about growth prospects for the future.
This is due in no small part to the power of modern technology and the enabling capacity it can have for SME manufacturers to punch well above their weight thanks to connected and intelligent business systems.
Find out more about the benefits of these new business systems and how to empower your small business by downloading the report.