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.
Head Office: 01278 767 010