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

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We can help fund your productivity projects

We will fund 30% of your project to help drive job creation, introduce and launch new products and improve your productivity.

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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 event: Boosting productivity through Process Stream Mapping

This session will provide delegates with an understanding of how Process Mapping can be used to boost productivity, along with insights from the Champions on strategies to successfully implement this process.

Date: 23rd January 2018
Format: Workshops
Location: Oldham
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

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Preparing your manufacturing business for Brexit workshop

This workshop is designed to help manufacturing businesses plan for Brexit now, no matter the final outcome of negotiations. This will ensure that you are able to service your customers and continue with business as usual.

Date: 18th January 2018
Format: Workshops
Location: Cheadle House, Royal Crescent, Cheadle SK8 3FS
Time: 8:00am - 11:00am

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Preparing your manufacturing business for Brexit - Warrington

This workshop is designed to help manufacturing businesses plan for Brexit now, no matter the final outcome of negotiations. This will ensure that you are able to service your customers and continue with business as usual.

Date: 9th February 2018
Format: Workshops
Location: The Base, Dallam Lane, Warrington WA2 7NG
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

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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: 27th March 2018
Format: Workshops
Location: TBC
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

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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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