The UK is in turmoil, not just politically, but enduring what can be described as an antiquated construction industry - as Mark Farmer's report 'Modern or Die' clearly points out - as he says "aiming to put everything into perspective". We have the most impressive buildings, old & new, but the issue is of course deeper in exactly how we build and the implications of what is really an outdated system. Hampered with low productivity, lack of R&D and a shrinking workforce. But the good news is productivity can be enhanced by building in quality controlled factories.
The industry is not considered attractive to young people as a career path
So what choice do you have? Adopt collaboration with overseas experts, whom have been manufacturing for absolutely decades in many challenging countries that demand the highest quality. Carry out sufficient due diligence ensuring PQQ covered, avoiding time that may be wasted later down the line.
It is all about collaborative working. Becoming partners and consider some OSM's may well be interested in a JV role. Some OSM's are also developers in their own right - so think strategically.
Five tips - if I may be bold;