Business Support

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

Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme

The Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme (LMAP)

High Value Manufacturing Investment Programme

The High Value Manufacturing Investment Programme

Somerset Energy Innovation Centre

SWMAS leads the consortium that delivers the Somerset Ene
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Productivity 2020

Support for businesses who want to increase their productivity by a minimum of 20% by 2020.
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Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme (HSCP) is delivered by a consortium made of up SWMAS Ltd, Somerset Chamber of Commerce and BusinessWest and provides a single point of entry to a wide and growing group of services aimed at helping local businesses to understand, prepare for and win business with HPC supply chains.
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Our sister company Exelin, is a development and improvement consultancy that aims to improve the performance of individuals and businesses. With experience across a wide range of sectors, Exelin works closely with companies to inspire sustained business improvement.  
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R & D Tax Credits

We have successfully supported a number of manufacturers to secure research and development (R & D) tax credits, with an average £35,000 return to each business.
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South West Growth Fund

The South West Growth Fund is designed to kick start investment and create 1,000 jobs in the South West of England. The scheme is collaboration between SWMAS Ltd, Plymouth University’s GAIN team, South West Water Business Services and the Western Morning News.
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SMART Innovation

SWMAS is one of a small number of companies awarded a contract to work alongside the Welsh Government's network of Innovation Specialists to help businesses in Wales become more innovative and more competitive.
 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.