This dedicated COVID-19 manufacturing guidance page has been created to serve as a one-stop shop for all things manufacturing. Here you will find guidance for operating amidst the pandemic, additional resources, calls to action from government and industry, as well as the latest government guidelines.
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With fully-funded tailored support, an online network and dedicated resources.
At a recent Manufacturing Champions event we brought together representatives from some of the most successful factories in Greater Manchester to share their experiences of building and retaining a productive workforce. This paper includes some of those insights for you to implement in your business.
Updated: 04.02.20. Total figures include results of the GC Business Growth Hub's manufacturing service and Manufacturing Growth Fund programme.
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.
Meet the team and see what expertise we can bring to your operation.
Our team of Manufacturing Advisors are experts in Lean methodology and can help you implement techniques which will eliminate waste, reduce downtime and boost productivity. Businesses can choose between the Lean Lego Simulation and the Planks Game designed to embed Continuous Improvement utilising 5S & SMED.
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.Click for further details
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.Click for further details
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.Click for further details