About The Programme | Manufacturing Growth Programme

About The Programme

Driving Growth in Local Economies

Supporting SME Manufacturers to grow by identifying, understanding and removing barriers to growth.

Support tailored to your manufacturing SME business
  • A dedicated, experienced, Manufacturing Growth Manager will provide on-going support
  • A comprehensive business diagnostic tool specifically designed for manufacturers – GROWTHmapper
  • Identify opportunities and create plans for growth and improvement
  • Work with the best external experts to implement those plans
  • Cover a % of the cost of implementing an improvement project
  • Connect to wider support to maximise opportunities for growth

Specialist Manufacturing Growth Managers will provide support to businesses in the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, parts of the East Midlands and South East.

MGP regions

Solutions Offered

Tailored to your business, our diagnostic tool will highlight a range of growth solutions.

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  • Developing Business Strategy
  • Creating a Vision
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development / Growth Plan
  • Defining success planning and setting goals
  • Identifying and managing risk
  • Using strategic planning tools
  • Board Audit & Development
  • Decision making


  • Financial Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Managing Cash
  • Financial Modelling
  • Raising Finance


  • Change Management Strategy
  • Problem solving
  • Behaviours, Beliefs and Values
  • Communication
  • Managing change
  • Cultural Development


  • HR Strategy
  • Understanding and Developing Leadership styles
  • Role of the Director / Manager
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • Succession Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Talent Management

Marketing and Sales

  • Strategic Marketing – Developing/delivering
  • Digital Marketing and E Commerce
  • Routes to Market – understanding & accessing
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Brand Management
  • Develop Value Proposition
  • Marketing Communications

Products and Services

  • Managing Innovation
  • Innovation Culture
  • Innovation Tools & Techniques
  • New Product Development
  • New Service Development
  • Intellectual Property

People and Skills

  • Assertiveness and personal effectiveness
  • Team Dynamics and Behaviours
  • Team Building
  • Planning, Organising and Delegating skills
  • Coaching skills
  • Recruitment and selection


  • Productivity Strategy
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Planning and Implementation
  • Develop KPIs and Business systems
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Performance Management
  • Identifying and developing skills
  • Manufacturing strategy
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • On Time Delivery in Full
  • 5S
  • Inventory management
  • Improved Data Collection
  • Cellular Manufacturing

Quality and Continuous Improvement

  • Quality/Continuous improvement Strategy
  • Quality Standards
  • Business Modelling
  • Business Improvement Techniques


  • Environmental Strategy
  • Environmental Standards
  • Environmental and Waste Management
  • Carbon Footprint Management
  • Risk Management

By joining the Manufacturing Growth Programme

You can benefit from:

✔ Insight into the risks, issues, gaps and opportunities for your business, helping you better plan for the future

✔ Gain a better understanding of what needs to be done to make improvements

✔ Work with new expertise to make bring about real development

✔ Develop trusted relationships with an experienced Manufacturing Growth Manager 

✔ Reduce cost of development, helping you make the changes you need sooner

The whole process of working with the manufacturing growth programme has been so simple and straightforward. Everything was done to help us get the funding that we needed and the support from our coach has been a real benefit to us as a business. Thank you very much for everything and we hope to be able to get to use the programme again in the future

Elliott Hygiene Ltd

MGP has a very simple application process compared to other grant schemes, which means it really is an incentive to focus on “doing” improvements rather than procrastinating. SME’s are not resource rich and the MGP allows us to do work we couldn’t by bringing in external resources.

New Holland Extraction

Again the process of working with the Manufacturing Growth Programme has been simple, straight forward and very efficient. Everything has gone really well and the funding supplied will be of massive help as our business continues to expand its operations and sales potential. Although we are only a small business at present we have very big plans which will hopefully create jobs in Lincolnshire over the coming years – accessing support such as the MGP is a real benefit to us and we hope to access more support in the future.

Crop Intellect Ltd