Latest news and announcements from the Manufacturing Growth Programme
Thetford-based Warren Services, which specialises in CNC machining, welding and fabrication for customers including the Robbie Williams tour and a Disney stage set, identified that the level of waste in the company was excessive and set out to improve the situation by empowering and upskilling its staff.
The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), has helped companies across the UK to grow, develop new products and improve their processes and quality.
Manufacturing Growth Manager wanted for the Leeds City Region. Employee will play an integral role in sourcing the right volume, mix, size and quality of clients onto the programme helping to achieve the overall contract targets. Applicant must have a reasonable network and work well with stakeholders.
Barometer shows that manufacturers must improve productivity to meet expected sales and profit growth
Small to medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) must improve productivity by unlocking ‘their own hidden potential’, if sales and profits growth are to meet expectations – according to the latest National Manufacturing Barometer.
We’ve all heard of the word ‘productivity’ and in business we all aim to be more productive. Defined as ‘the effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input’. But what does it all really mean to UK SME manufacturers? Productivity puzzle, Industrial Strategy and more.
Supported by the Manufacturing Growth Programme, Ellesmere-based company currently employs 15 people but is having to gear up to meet demand with the first stage to move to a new bigger premises within the next six months with plans to double its workforce to more than 30 people in the next three years.