Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme

This programme is now closed. Please check back soon for details of new funded opportunities.

The Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme (LMAP) supports established manufacturing SMEs in the South West to understand and develop their capability and capacity to improve and grow. The programme offers a dedicated team of experienced Manufacturing Specialists with a broad range of expertise and resources.

Support available includes:

  • A free business review and diagnostic
  • Business Strategy
  • Operational Efficiency
  • New Product Development
  • Supply chain engagement
  • Funding for consultancy and capital investment
  • Free workshops and events

Working closely with the 6 local Growth Hubs across the South West and other regional and national support schemes, the programme will ensure that qualifying businesses receive the right help at the right time, with a brokered referral service.

Funding available until September 2019

The programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered by SWMAS Ltd from April 2016 to September 2019.  SME manufacturers are encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible for an initial discussion to find out how the programme can specifically support their business.

The project is receiving £2.6m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. It will support around 700 SMEs including over 450 businesses receiving in-depth support and aims to create over 350 jobs in the South West and unlock £1.6m of private investment.      

If you would like to find out more about how SWMAS could support your business, get in touch today.

Contact information

Business Support delivered by SWMAS