Manufacturing Barometer Winter 2019-20 (Q3)
  • Welcome to the Manufacturing Barometer, Winter 2019-20 (Q3)

    Raising the profile of UK SME manufacturers for 10 Years

    With some certainty returning to the UK political landscape and with any doubts about leaving the EU now gone, how is your business performing, and how confident are you about the future? 


    SME manufacturing is very important to our economy, making up over 98% of UK manufacturing businesses. However, the SME voice is often not heard. 

    We invite you to complete the Manufacturing Barometer - the UK's largest survey of SME manufacturing. By sharing your views, you can help us provide a critical insight into the performance, confidence, and future needs of the sector.

    This survey is open for responses until 5.00pm on Friday 24th January 2020.

    The Manufacturing Barometer should take no more than 7-10 minutes to complete, and all respondents will receive a copy of the concluding report when the results have been analysed.

    Thank you for your valuable input,


    Simon Howes 


  • Manufacturing Barometer: Eligibility Criteria

    In order to help us understand UK manufacturing and who contributes to the Barometer, please answer the questions below. Without this information we cannot use your contribution.

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    Are you a manufacturing SME* based in the UK? *an enterprise employing fewer than 250 people and an expected turnover of less than £44m

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      First Name
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      Last Name
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      Post Code
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    Please tell us in which county you are located:
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    Please tell us in which region you are located
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    Please tell us your job title:

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    Please tell us the number of employees in your business:

  • Manufacturing Barometer: Sector Information

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    Please indicate any markets that account for at least 10% of your sales turnover. Indicate as many as apply.

  • Manufacturing Barometer: Trends

  • We want to know how your business is operating. Tell us how your business has performed recently and of your future expectations.

  • Please tell us about your business' aspirations (short, medium, and/or long-term).

  • Manufacturing Barometer Special Focus: Outlook for 2020

  • Please indicate your level of confidence for 2020 compared with the same time last year (choose one):
  • Manufacturing Barometer: Permissions & Feedback

  • What does your business need in order to grow in today's market?

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    Please indicate if you would like to speak with a Manufacturing or Productivity Specialist

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    Please indicate whether we can use your comments in our Barometer report and in materials we produce to highlight the results of this survey. This may lead to additional PR that will feature your business.

  • If you answered 'yes' to any of the above

    Please add your phone and web address below. This will allow us to confirm details you have provided, or to follow up on a request for support.

  • Web address

  • Do you have any other comments, questions, or suggestions to improve this survey?

  • Thank You

    Thank you for your time given to completing the survey. When the survey is closed, and the results analysed, we will email you a report outlining the findings. If you asked to be contacted, you can expect this to happen soon.

    Please click "Submit" to complete the survey.
  • Data Protection Statement

    The national Manufacturing Barometer Survey is conducted by SWMAS, part of the Exelin Group Ltd, supported by Economic Growth Solutions.

    Exelin Group Ltd regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as very important and is fully committed to the principles of data protection as set out in the new GDP Regulation. The information provided will be used by Exelin Group Ltd and our partners to understand and evaluate the experiences of manufacturers in the UK or to market our services to you. No information provided will be publicly attributed to the person or company who submitted it without their explicit consent being obtained in advance. Exelin Group Ltd and Economic Growth Solutions may use information, such as your email address, to get in touch with you in the future.

    If you have any queries or concerns about this process, or you wish to request any personal information held by us, please contact

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That's all, folks!

* End page and disqualification logic can only be seen in the live survey