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Latest news and announcements from the Manufacturing Growth Programme

Get to know your Manufacturing Growth Manager

We have 19 Manufacturing Growth Managers who work with SME Manufacturers to help identify barriers to growth, provide expert advise to enhance growth and guide to further support opportunities to support SME aspirations. Get to know your MGM to build on that working relationship.

Maintain Growth by Increasing Productivity

In business we all aim to be more productive, defined as ‘the effectiveness of productive effort, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input’. Industry experts have some top tips to help manufacturers become more productive and maintain it to support growth aspirations.

Overcoming Growth Challenges

Your business is growing, and sales are increasing but you may now be facing efficiency problems, hold ups in manufacturing production, decreased motivation in staff, increased errors or you simply can’t keep up with the demand.

Opportunities: Scale Up

Scale Up businesses are widely celebrated as the engine of growth for the UK economy, creating wealth, opportunity and employment in a competitive and dynamic environment. Find out what becoming a Scale Up business means and the benefits and threats of being a Scale Up business.

Recruitment at a two-year high for UK’s manufacturers

The latest National Manufacturing Barometer, delivered by SWMAS and Economic Growth Solutions, questioned almost 300 manufacturing SME leaders on the current economic picture, with 53% of them expressing their intention to hire more employees over the next six months.

Limited Time to Access Support

Since October 2016 MGP has supported more than 2370 SME manufacturers identify their barriers to growth, improve their performance, create over 1400 new jobs and exceed growth expectations through more than £3m grant funding. MGP is scheduled to close its doors to ambitious manufacturers by 31st March 2019.