CBI and smaller firms on economy and UK recession
21 February 2012 Last updated at 14:35 GMT
Many British manufacturers have been hit by the recession, but other areas such as car production appear to be growing well.
Giles Dilnot reports from a Rochdale firm that used the recession to change its focus, products, and rebuild for its future.
He spoke to Mark Sidwell of Granada Material Handling and CBI director general John Cridland.