Manufacturing businesses in Greater Manchester are being invited to apply to join the third round of the Business Growth Hub’s fully-funded programme of support.
The Made for Manufacturing scheme will support businesses of all sizes to increase productivity to drive their growth, through improving efficiencies and growing the workforce. The scheme, which is fully-funded and provided by the Business Growth Hub, is now accepting applications for its third cohort, with previous waves oversubscribed.
Stockport headquartered leading die-makers, Arden Dies, took part in the first cohort. Tony Lynch, Works Manager, said:
The programme has taught me to change the way I think about things and given me a good basis for how to go about solving problems. I am now thinking ahead and planning things in advance, rather than waiting to be reactive. The networking side of the programme has been very beneficial. It is good to be able to bounce ideas off other people and gain a new perspective from people outside the business. We are now working on a couple of projects which will make a huge difference to the productivity of the business.”
The 10-week programme is open to 10 non-competing manufacturing companies. It will offer tailored advice and workshops from speakers, peer-to-peer learning and one-on-one support from one of the Hub’s specialist Manufacturing Advisors.
Other support will include virtual factory tours to observe industry best practices, workshops, and practical exercises to help business leaders commit to actions and continuous improvements. It will also identify opportunities and priorities for competitive advantage through digitisation, additive manufacture and automation. The third Made For Manufacturing programme will run March to July 2021.
Further information and the online application process can be found on the Business Growth Hub website. The application deadline for this round is 12 February 2021.