Media playback is unsupported on your device

June boost for UK manufacturing as jobs return to Britain

6 August 2013 Last updated at 21:35 BST

Manufacturing output surged in June at the strongest pace since the end of 2010, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

July's heatwave also gave the economy a boost following the highest July temperatures for years,.

Retail sales enjoyed their fastest growth for a July in seven years, sales grew by over 2 percent compared with the same month last year.

Emma Simpson revisits one foundry boss who has seen a dramatic turnaround over the last four years.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.