In the Summer REC attended the Engineering & Manufacturing Forum hosted by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce at their Elliot House HQ on Deansgate in Manchester.
This coincides with recent news that Britain’s manufacturing sector is growing at one of the fastest rates in more than three years. The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) survey showed that manufacturers remain positive about the future with a weaker pound following the Brexit vote resulting in strong orders at home and abroad, even though Brexit negotiations appear to have reached a low.
As a local business as well as a supplier of environmental consultancy services to engineering and manufacturing clients in the north-west, the E&M Forum is an important body for REC to be associated with and participate in – to help inform the environmental debate as well as wider business issues such as the impact of Brexit, and challenges around workforce recruitment.
Attendees included a number of SME businesses from around the north-west with discussion and debate lead by Chamber President – Wayne Jones OBE and Matthew Kershaw – the Economic Development Officer for Tameside Council.
REC’s Business Development Director – Rob Whittle commented ‘We’re a national environmental consultancy business with our roots in Manchester and the North West’
‘There are numerous engineering and manufacturing businesses based here and we’re well placed to update E&M Forum members on the ways to meet any upcoming environmental regulations as well as help them with specific environmental issues’.