Manufacturers in Greater Manchester are being invited to kickstart their 2021 by accessing a fully-funded online programme that aims to enhance manufacturing excellence and enable growth
Run by GC Business Growth Hub, Made for Manufacturing will empower leaders from SMEs across the city region to improve their quality of service and product, ensure better lead times and reduce overall business costs.
The second cohort of the programme launches in January, with applications now open for ten manufacturers looking to improve efficiencies and grow their workforce.
The group-based course will take place in short online sprints over a 10-week period. Participants will benefit from tailored advice and support from expert speakers, virtual tours, peer-to-peer learning and one-to-one support from an expert Manufacturing Advisor.
Andy Mosley, Print Manager at Manchester Manufacturing Group Ltd, one of the programme’s first cohort of business leaders, said:
“We hope the course will help us to benchmark our current procedures against industry best practice – identifying processes that fall short, then using the techniques learned to implement and make the necessary changes.
“We’re looking at finding brand new ideas to take away to further improve ‘right-first-time, on-time delivery’, product quality, waste management and environmental impact, whilst also helping us to strengthen communication within the company.”
Nick Brandwood, Programme Manager and Manufacturing Advisor at the Hub, said:
“One of the major benefits of Made for Manufacturing is that it enables manufacturers to build a support network with other high calibre business leaders on the course. Having the support of alumni who share the same passion will be most valuable as these businesses look to the future, after a turbulent year for the industry.
“Anyone interested in taking part should get in touch soon because we have just 10 places that will go quickly. There’s no better way to start 2021 than by showing you your business really is Made for Manufacturing.”
The programme begins w/c 11 January and ends in May 2021. Applications close on 27 November.