Manufacturing Growth Programme
The Manufacturing Growth Programme is the UKs largest and leading business support programme aimed at making improvements to manufacturing SMEs.
It is a £10m ERDF funded programme that delivers support across 15 LEP regions.
The programme will deliver over 3400 improvement projects and create over 4000 new jobs whilst supporting business to create new products, open up new markets, improve productivity and become more competitive by March 2019.
Supporting SME Manufacturers to grow by identifying, understanding and removing barriers to growth and enabling sustainable business improvement.
Providing free advice and support to manufacturing SMEs to help:
Identify opportunities and create plans for growth and improvement
Work with the best external experts to implement those plans
Cover up to 35% of the cost of implementing the plans through an improvement grant
Connect to wider support to maximise opportunities for growth
Specialist Manufacturing Growth Managers provide free advice and support to businesses in the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, parts of the East Midlands and South East of England. The Manufacturing Growth Programme has been able to support over 2907 SME manufacturers in England since October 2016 and generated 2270 new jobs.