By Alun James,
SWMAS Manufacturing Specialist 

September 2022

With supply chain disruption reducing customer confidence, this is a challenging period for many within the manufacturing industry.

Through SWMAS' programme of funded support, I have been able to help a variety of Gloucestershire manufacturers across a diverse range of sectors, including food and drink, aerospace, furniture production, print and design, and general engineering. Each business is experiencing its own unique challenges, but they have all demonstrated remarkable resilience and a willingness to innovate, diversify, and address the changes needed to survive in the current climate.

Fully-funded training to help you thrive through challenging times:

As part of SWMAS' On-demand training series, and in line with one of my areas of expertise, I have developed some content on Employee Engagement. This is a subject I am particularly passionate about, and it is vitally important to businesses, especially in times of crisis.

Offering useful tips and advice to help you motivate your workforce and retain their support, this short video can be viewed at your convenience, and the accompanying slide pack can also be downloaded for future reference:


Finally, it's worth remembering that the Gloucestershire Growth Hub is also an outstanding source of support, and we work closely with them to offer the help most appropriate to the needs of businesses throughout Gloucestershire.

It has been a privilege to help Gloucestershire manufacturers over the past few years, and the SWMAS team look forward to providing continuous support going forward.

If you would like to find out how SWMAS can support your business, get in touch to speak with a member of the team.