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Three solutions that will make your manufacturing business better

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Discover fully funded support tailored to your manufacturing business

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The Manufacturing Growth Fund is now open for applications

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Lean Lego Workshops

Practical sessions to help you increase the efficiency of your business

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Work with a sector specialist to develop your personalised productivity strategy.

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Making a real difference

Updated: 12.04.18. Total figure include results & projections of the Business Growth Hub's manufacturing service and Manufacturing Growth Fund programme. 

Meet your manufacturing team

Our team of business advisors are passionate about growing manufacturing businesses. Each has over a decade’s experience either in industry or supporting growth in the sector. Dependent upon your subsector or particular needs, you’ll be matched with the most appropriate advisor, who’ll help you to identify the most effective route to increased productivity.

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Upcoming manufacturing events

Manufacturing Champions: Resource Productivity

This session will focus on Resource Productivity and will provide attendees with an understanding of the techniques and processes which can impact efficiency and cost savings within your business.

Date: 23rd May 2018
Format: Workshops
Location: Crystal Doors, 1-2 Unit Trans Pennine Trading Estate, Rochdale OL11 2PX
Time: 8:00am - 12:30pm


Lean For Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Workshop

Lean concepts are powerful tools for increasing productivity and enabling your business to reach its growth and profit potential. However, the challenge is to adapt these powerful techniques so they are relevant to the challenges of a small and medium sized enterprise.

Date: 14th June 2018
Format: Workshops
Location: C-TEC
Time: 8:00am - 4:45pm


Embedding Continuous Improvement Workshop

Do you want your workforce to work smarter (not harder) and maximise the profitability of your business? This practical workshop will lay the foundation for your team to work together and embed a culture of continuous improvement.

Date: 13th July 2018
Format: Workshops
Location: Lancashire
Time: 7:30am - 2:00pm


Not in manufacturing?

Take a look at the other services available at the Business Growth Hub

Use fresh thinking to reach new markets

Are you fighting to keep up with your competitors? Looking for the next step to retain a market leading position?

We can help you identify opportunities, evaluate your ideas and connect you with the right contacts and resources, guiding you through the process of challenging the status quo.

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Understanding your financial needs

Are you looking to expand your business but know you can only do so with additional financial support? Do you need help to understand how best to approach funders and the type of questions they might ask?

We help SMEs whether they are seeking finance for the first time, have been declined by a lender and/or are looking for additional sources of funding.

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Be the best you can be

Are you a business leader who wants to develop a culture that will drive sustainable success and develop a blueprint for where you want to be and how you’re going to get there?

Our experienced advisors, people who have managed their own companies and understand the day-to-day pressures of being a leader. We can match you with a business mentor who’ll work with you on a one-to-one basis to help set up new goals, act as a sounding board, and prepare you for change management.

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