Success Stories

Manufacturing Success Stories

Berry & Escott

This Bridgwater-based manufacturer won a contract with the National College for Nuclear after support from the Hinkley Supply Chain Team.

Jo Bird and Co

This Somerset-based manufacturer of custom-made cabinets engaged with the Hinkley Supply Chain Team to target opportunities within the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project.
Composite Projects Devon

Composite Projects

Composite Projects in Devon are helping to embed a positive culture of continuous improvement in their business.

Cotswold Printing

Read how this inspirational Gloucestershire-based printing company rapidly switched their production to help the NHS fight against COVID-19. 

Sandford Orchards

With help from SWMAS, this Devon-based cider manufacturer meets soaring customer demand!

TiramisUGO LTD – ‘The Cornish Italian’

This Truro-based company, who produce high-end, Italian cuisine, adapted their products to support the local community throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.

Bristol Maid (Hospital Metalcraft Limited)

This Dorset-based manufacturer saw their order book grow by 300% due to the COVID-19 crisis

M-CNC: Engineering Support for Ventilator Challenge UK

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, this Bridgwater-based company supported the NHS by manufacturing and supplying components for lifesaving ventilators.

Westaway Sausages

This innovative and environmentally friendly Devon-based food manufacturer recently launched the first certified, home compostable, meat packaging.

Alderman Tooling

Read how this innovative Devon-based company has invested to target new opportunities and connect with potential customers. 
Artists image of Hinkley Point C as it should look when finished

PD Devices

PD Devices approached SWMAS to explore the support available to help them increase their knowledge and credibility in the nuclear sector to target Hinkley Point C (HPC) supply opportunities.

Gripsure

SWMAS has helped this company with productivity improvements and new product development. The result? They now feel confident to transfer their unique processes overseas.
Flamgard Calidair's workshop in South Wales

Flamgard Calidair

Support from the SWMAS-led Hinkley Supply Chain Programme has been a vital part of the mix as Flamgard Calidair capitalise on the opportunity they see in the nuclear new build sector. 

Beau's Bakehouse

Strategic business investments helped this company grow their online sales, and provided a much needed catalyst for growth at a difficult time.  
Vessco workshop

Vessco Engineering Ltd

This Bridgend-based manufacturer won a Hinkley Point C (HPC) contract offering them stability for five years. Watch the video to hear about their journey to becoming a HPC supplier.
Arcol

Arcol

Arcol supply high-quality products to many multinational clients including NASA, and wanted to maximise the company’s potential to expand into new territories.

J.Wippell and Co

This academic robe manufacturer and clerical outfitter saw an opportunity to help the current shortage of PPE and switch the focus of their production.
Buttermilk Confections Cornwall

Buttermilk Confections Ltd

This Cornwall-based connfectionery business sought SWMAS' expert help to improve internal processes and develop a strong team structure. The result? Engaged employees and cost savings of £55K+!
Arco2 & Ecofab

Arco2 & Ecofab

Arco2 & Ecofab contacted SWMAS for advice and support to help them take their businesses to the next level whilst allowing innovation to flourish.

Price Western Leather

Price Western Leather was awarded a grant of £2,600 to support their exponential growth by purchasing a computer controlled sewing machine.

Contracts & Programmes

Celebrating LMAP & HVMIP success

Between April 2016 and September 2019, SWMAS delivered two very successful ERDF funded programmes. Working closely with the region’s 6 LEPs & Growth Hubs we provided tailored advice, support and investment to nearly 900 SME manufacturers.

HVMIP in Cornwall

360 SME manufacturers have received support from SWMAS through the High Value Manufacturing Investment Programme (HVMIP). What did they achieve as a result? Read on to find out:  
Photo of Permateek's decking

Supporting Dorset manufacturers

Read how support from SWMAS has already benefited a number of Dorset-based manufacturing businesses...   

LMAP in Gloucestershire

Reflections on the support received from SWMAS through the Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme (LMAP) from a number of Gloucestershire companies.
Support for manufacturers in Devon and Somerset

LMAP in Heart of the South West (Devon and Somerset)

SWMAS supported SME manufacturers across Devon and Somers