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£11.8m to help grow SME manufacturers in England

May 10, 2019 / Maddy White

Nearly £12m has been awarded to SME manufacturing businesses across England today to boost their growth and address key skills issues they face. The Manufacturing Growth Programme has been extended until September 2021 and will help a further 2,400 companies to tackle barriers to growth, with the potential of creating 2,500 new jobs. Support can be used for a broad range of improvement projects, such as continuous improvements, environmental and sustainability, leadership and management, people and skills, productivity and quality and strategy.
Funded by ERDF and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions part of Oxford Innovation, the Manufacturing Growth Programme is available to SME manufacturers who have are looking to grow and improve competitiveness while increasing turnover, creating new jobs and introducing new products, services and processes. Alex Auger founded The Juice Executive in 2014; the Kent-based manufacturer of cold pressed juices and cleansing packages tapp...