A Guide to Manufacturing in a Post-Covid world (1800 x 300 px)

Putting the GREAT back into Great British Manufacturing

A whitepaper by gunnercooke Operating Partners

gunnercookeOP is a group of management consultants within one of the UK's leading law firms. The expert Manufacturing team comprises Ian Turmeau, Rory Masureik, Gordon McKechnie and Shaun Hughes, who each have over 30 years' experience in operations and supply chain management. With experience from shop floor to senior exec, the team work with businesses across strategic and operational challenges in the manufacturing, defence and pharmaceuticals sectors, between them saving over £2bn for the industry.

Despite a gradual decline in manufacturing, the UK is still the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world. We want to make sure that the UK continues to thrive in the industry. Of course, it’s not an easy task. There’s little doubt that the industry has a wealth of pressures on it. From rising costs to the need to improve profitability; from an aging workforce to limited resources; from ever-increasing consumer demands, to product complexity challenges; and from globalisation, to increasing environmental legislation, there’s much to consider.

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But we are here to help. Complete the form to download our whitepaper to find out what you need to consider, including: 

  • The challenges being faced in the industry and the opportunities we've identified
  • Post-pandemic considerations for manufacturers
  • A people-first approach to manufacturing and upskilling teams
  • Technology and Industry 4.0
  • Reshoring and the supply chain
  • How to own your journey

The gunnercookeOP Manufacturing experts 


Gordon McKechnie
Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing Partner


Rory Masureik
Manufacturing Operations Excellence & Change Management Partner


Shaun Hughes
Manufacturing & Change Management Partner


Ian Turmeau
Manufacturing, Smart Warehousing & Supply Chain Partner