Posted at 07 August 2019

£11.8m of Funding Awarded to Support SME Manufacturers

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Small to medium-sized (SME) manufacturers across England have been given £11.8m via the extension of the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) until September 2021, to help a further 2,400 companies to grow.

 

 

The ERDF-funded programme will continue to deliver business growth support across 16 Local Enterprise Partnership regions. 

Support can be used support can be used for an array of improvement projects such as continuous improvements, change, environmental and sustainability, leadership and management, marketing, people and skills, productivity and capacity, quality and strategy.

Thanks to the additional funding, businesses will be able to receieve a more valuable and better quality level of assistance from a local manufacturing growth manager. An in-depth business diagnostic and comprehensive action plan will be provided as part of the new programme, alongside improvements grants starting from £1,000.

The initiative is available to businesses in the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, parts of the East Midlands, the South East and now within the Solent and M3 regions.

Click here to check if you are eligible for support.

 

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