MHA MacIntyre Hudson
MHA MacIntyre Hudson is a growing, successful top 20 UK independent accountancy firm and the founding member of MHA; a nationwide association of accountancy and business advisory firms. With 45 offices across the UK, we provide both national expertise and local insight. Manufacturing and engineering is a key sector and we are committed to assisting both clients and the sector as a whole to promote manufacturing and engineering in all of its forms throughout the UK.
We conduct an annual nationwide manufacturing survey, with support from Cranfield University and the Institution of Mechanical Engineering. Our report remains the only one to focus specifically on UK SME manufacturers and engineers and forms the basis of our white papers and manifestos. We seek to engage and influence where there are challenges and opportunities facing the sector; working with industry and governmental bodies to promote manufacturing and engineering in the UK.
We are delighted to sponsor the Southern Manufacturing 100 and continue to be impressed by the quality, enthusiasm and diversity of the sector. We are keen to support the renaissance of UK manufacturing and engineering we are seeing at the moment and look forward to working with all concerned.
Headline sponsor for the Southern Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year Awards 2019
Xtrac is a world-leader in the design and manufacture of transmissions and driveline components for top-level motorsport and high-performance automotive applications. Xtrac supplies most of the world’s top motorsport teams, including many of the major factory entrants as well as smaller teams racing in ‘one make’ championships and technology regulated formulae. High-performance automotive customers rely on Xtrac’s specialist expertise and reduced lead times particularly in hypercar transmissions, and advanced technology transmissions for use in high-performance hybrid and electric vehicles.
Based in Berkshire and in the US, Xtrac is a major ambassador for the UK’s world-renowned motorsport industry. Employing over 350 highly qualified staff to work on global customer programmes, Xtrac supplies transmission and driveline products including gearboxes, differentials and gearchange systems – of which almost 80 per cent is exported around the world.
Xtrac is extremely proud to be supporting the Southern Manufacturing Apprenticeship Awards programme, especially as the Xtrac Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering Scheme was the recipient of the Princess Royal Training Award in 2018.
Xtrac’s apprentices, working alongside Newbury College gain experience in all aspects of the business, including skilled machining, process management, engineering and gearbox assembly.
Peter Digby, President of Xtrac and an ex British Airways engineer apprentice, is very happy to support the Southern Manufacturer Apprentice Awards programme.
“Manufacturing apprenticeships offer a great step into the important engineering and manufacturing sectors and create valuable skilled and incredibly loyal employees. Over 85% of all Xtrac apprentices still working for the company, including the very first one from 1990”.