Manufacturing Growth Programme | The Manufacturing Growth Programme provides free advice and support to manufacturing SMEs in the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber; parts of the East Midlands and East of England

UK’s Largest and Leading Business Support Programme for SME Manufacturers

Engage | Deliver | Improve

UK’s Largest and Leading Business Support Programme for SME Manufacturers

Engage | Deliver | Improve

UK’s Largest and Leading Business Support Programme for SME Manufacturers

Engage | Deliver | Improve

UK’s Largest and Leading Business Support Programme for SME Manufacturers

Engage | Deliver | Improve

How the Manufacturing Growth Programme works

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Local Manufacturing Growth Managers

GROWTHmapper

GROWTHmapper

Business Action Plan

Bespoke Action Plan

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Business Improvement Project

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Grant Funding

Latest Manufacturing Growth Programme Case Studies

MGP grant funding helps Worcestershire manufacturer to level-up their digital marketing & productivity

MGP grant funding helps Worcestershire manufacturer to level-up their digital marketing & productivity

The business has a long-standing relationship with the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), which has been supporting SME manufacturers across England in October 2016. The business originally received MGP grant funding and support to improve their product packaging and labelling. The business has since received grant funding towards improving their digital marketing and purchasing new machinery.

Barometer Good News Story – Evolve Beauty

Barometer Good News Story – Evolve Beauty

Evolve Beauty are artisan producers of natural and organic beauty products which are created in the most sustainable and ethical way possible. Their company ethos to make it as easy as possible for people to be healthy and green in everyday life. They truly respect our planet and are always looking for new ways to be green.

Programme Performance

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    4,056

    SMEs Engaged With

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    5,496

    Jobs Created

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    £41,439

    Average GVA per Employee

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    £19,831,838

    Private Sector Investment

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    6,558

    Projects Supported

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    2,935

    12+ Hour Interventions (since April 2019)

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    £10,787,006

    Grant Amount Defrayed

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    £12,730,655

    Grant Committed (since October 2016)

Latest News

Digitisation Adoption and Net Zero Projects in Greater Lincolnshire

Digitisation Adoption and Net Zero Projects in Greater Lincolnshire

The Manufacturing Growth Programme is one of a number of contracts ran by Oxford Innovation Advice in the Greater Lincolnshire area. We have analysed the business support data that we collect from manufacturing SMEs in the Greater Lincolnshire LEP region to investigate their capabilities in incorporating digital technologies and reducing their environmental impact.

Shropshire brewery grows online sales through the Manufacturing Growth Programme

Shropshire brewery grows online sales through the Manufacturing Growth Programme

Using MGP grant funding, a consultancy project was implemented to support Hobsons Brewery Ltd in the development of an effective digital sales solution to enhance their online business. The project included the design of a new ecommerce platform from which the company can showcase and sell their products, creating user journeys and interactions that enhance the buying experience, improve engagement with the end consumers and drive awareness of the Hobson’s brand. It will also help to drive foot traffic to offline sales at the taproom, through the promotion of special offers and events throughout the year.

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    We are an SME

    As defined by the EU definition, this means your company or group of companies must have:

    • Fewer than 250 employees
    • A turnover less than or equal to €50 million OR a balance sheet total less than or equal to €43 million

    We are a Manufacturer

    Defined as: "A business that engages in any economic activity directly related to a product or production process they have researched, designed or produced, or otherwise hold core intellectual property in".

    We are able to demonstrate an intention to grow/improve

    This may be through creation of increased turnover, increased jobs and/or introduction of new products/services/processes.

    You are eligible for Manufacturing Growth Programme support.
    Unfortunately it appears your Company is not eligible for the Manufacturing Growth Programme. Please contact your local Growth Hub to find out what other support may be available to your business.