Manufacturing support

The Manufacturing Alliance is here to try to help your business to grow and to be more successful. We offer support and access to support in a number of ways: We have a dedicated business adviser who can visit you to discuss and diagnose your needs and help get you in touch with the most relevant support mechanism. The Alliance also helps to;

Bolster globally competitive manufacturing across the Leeds City region

Identify new business opportunities for manufacturers

Enable networking and benchmarking for manufacturing excellence

Identify and encourage co-operative working and inter-supply opportunities

Create a forum to advise members of manufacturing best practice

Provide contact points for accessing manufacturing support and advice

Give workforce skills and development guidance, support and advice

Lobby local and national government in support of local manufacturers

Assistance through the Manufacturing Growth Programme¬†(previously MAS) is also available, who can support manufacturers based in England. They have funding available for small and medium sized businesses but no matter what size of company you are, they can help. They have a team of business growth managers who are experts in manufacturing and dedicated to helping your business improve and grow. They also provide a free review and diagnostic of your business to develop an action plan tailored to your company’s needs. You could then go on to a specialist project to address the actions identified and if you are an eligible small or medium sized business with the ambition to grow they can also provide match funded support for some projects.