The department of Work and Pensions has just released an infographic highlighting what Britain is making. part of ‘Get Making Britain‘ campaign, it makes for some interesting viewing and will not be completely surprising.
For instance the South East is mainly computer and electronic based manufacturing and the North East is showing chemical based manufacturing.
As a business broker we note there may be a correlation between major manufacturing in an area and the related businesses that develop and grow in that same area.
This is supported when we look at the infographic from the Department of Work and Pensions and analyse the businesses we have for sale currently at A2Z Business Brokers.
Let’s take the South East, interestingly, although the DWP is talking about computer and electronic manufacturing, we find that in our business listings we have several internet based businesses for sale based in this region. There are 5 different e-commerce opportunities currently on our books all located in the Home Counties.
In the Midlands, the DWP shows food and transport related manufacturing being key sectors. We are looking for an investor for a major Halal Food Manufacturing business based in the Midlands which supplies to both local and national retail chains. Moving deeper into the Midlands we have a £2.5million turnover transportation business looking for a purchaser too.
Pushing further north into North East England, chemicals, cars and metals become the strong manufacturing employer with 11% of jobs being in these areas. Again, whilst not manufacturing, there is a similarity here to our businesses for sale. For those looking to turn their hobby into a profitable business we have a Supercar driving experience business based in the north east, the sale of which can include 5 supercars too!
Our independent manned guarding business provides guarding services to major national & international contracts within manufacturing in the north east.
So whilst the DWP use the hashtag #getmaking on Twitter to raise awareness of manufacturing in the UK, it may be true that alongside that we can add #getlooking as it would appear from this very unscientific quick walk through of our businesses for sale, there is a correlation between manufacturing in an area and other employers / businesses in that area.
If Get Making Britain has whetted your appetite for investing in manufacturing in your area why not get in touch to see how we can help with buying opportunities and/or investors.