Business Support

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

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.

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. 

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).
Exelin Logo


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.  
R & D Tax Credits Logo

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 Manufacturers Group

Do you manufacture in Somerset? Network, collaborate and share best practices with your peers through the Somerset Manufacturers Group.
 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.