Manufacturing 2015: The lifeblood of the region

THE manufacturing sector has undergone a rollercoaster-ride over the past six years and for many firms the turbulence is still being felt.

Yet for others, the recession has proved to be the springboard for major expansion, fuelled by a strong demand from abroad for British-made goods.

Manufacturing has always been critical to the North West economy and the region is the powerhouse of the UK’s manufacturing sector, employing some 315,000 people in the region and accounting for 14.2% of UK manufacturing ou... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...