Business Support

Here are some of the programmes SWMAS runs to help and inspire ambitious manufacturers to develop their capabilities and enter new markets.

COVID-19 Support for manufacturers

From financial and HR support to supply chain management and strategic planning, if you are an SME manufacturer read on for guidance, advice, and more info about the targeted support SWMAS can offer to help your business survive the COVID-19 pandemic.  
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Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits

If you have created or improved products, processes, services or materials in the last two years this will almost certainly be classed as R&D, meaning you could qualify for tax relief.

Somerset Energy Innovation Centre

SWMAS leads the consortium that delivers the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre (SEIC) - a catalyst for collaboration and innovation, providing dynamic space and expert support to the businesses engaged with the growing low carbon energy sector.

Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Providing a single point of entry to a wide and growing group of businesses, helping them to understand, prepare for, and win work at Hinkley Point C (HPC).

Manufacturing Advisory Programmes

Fully funded expert advice and hands-on support available to eligible South West based SMEs (small/medium enterprise) through our team of experienced manufacturing specialists. 

Make it Net Zero

Determine your business's carbon footprint, identify priority areas of improvement, and receive targeted, specialist support at every stage of your net zero journey!
 Other Business Support Services

Other Business Support Services

A selection of national, regional and local business support schemes from our partner organisations, delivering a range of useful services to manufacturers.