The Manufacturing Growth Programme has been able to support over 1734 SME manufacturers in England since October 2016.

Here are some of the growth impacts the programme has supported:

October 2016 – December 2017

Anticipated Projected Outcomes

Jobs Created

Jobs Forecasted

New to Firm Products

SME Size

SME Turnover

Completed Projects = 447

Areas for Improvement identified

Support Received

Manufacturing Growth Programme Grants Offered

Manufacturing Barometer

We have joined forces with the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS) to deliver a quarterly survey directed at the senior decision makers of SME manufacturing companies across England.

The Manufacturing Barometer maps confidence, trends and opinions from within the manufacturing industry where the findings are used to help lobby local and national Government to ensure that SME manufacturers are receiving more of the right support they need to grow within an ever competitive environment.

The findings from these surveys will be used to help shape the future of support programmes.

Each quarter the survey looks at a ‘special focus’ relating to current news or activities from within the sector and/or economy.

Download the latest Manufacturing Barometer Reports:

National Manufacturing Barometer Autumn 2017

National Manufacturing Barometer Summer 2017 

East Midlands Manufacturing Barometer Q4 2016-17

East of England Manufacturing Barometer Q4 2016-17

West Midlands Manufacturing Barometer Q4 2016-17

Yorkshire and Humber Manufacturing Barometer Q4 2016-17