Some good news came from the Autumn Statement last week for the construction industry.

Much has been published on what it will mean for housing and infrastructure.  Little has, however, been mentioned about Hammonds drive to double our exporting capabilities.

Part of his plans will see UKEF (UK Export Finance) having its budget doubled, thus allowing for manufacturers to more easily invest in trading in foreign markets.

Following on from my below blog written off the back of a compelling breakfast morning with the Chief Economist for the Manufacturers Association (EEF), manufacturers remain positive and there is a hunger to drive exporting; not least due to the weakened pound.