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ERDF Manufacturing Advisory Programmes

Manufacturing Advisory Programmes

SWMAS provided expert advice and support to SME manufacturers across the South West, helping them to innovate and grow through 7 Manufacturing Advisory Programmes. These were delivered by SWMAS and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), working in partnership with the local Growth Hubs (in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Swindon & Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and the West of England).

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Focussing on business strategy, operational efficiency, innovation and supply chain development, the programmes supported over 1900 businesses. This was achieved through in-depth business reviews, on-site improvement projects and specialised workshops and events. SWMAS also enabled SMEs to make investment decisions, unlocking over £7.69m and providing over £2m in grants towards this expenditure in new capital equipment, products and processes.

Programme duration:
Various programmes between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2023
Number of companies supported with a business review:
1600+
Number of workshop attendees:
1380+
Number of companies benefiting from a grant:
780
Number of intensive business support projects:
320+
Number of jobs created:
820
Number of companies introduced new products or processes
560+

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