Success Stories

Manufacturing Success Stories

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
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.
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. 
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.

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.

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.

Bini Fine Foods

Bini Fine Foods was awarded a grant of £2,500 towards the cost of supplying the new dedicated production unit with commercial cooking equipment, which would allow them to efficiently produce on a larger scale.

Ariel Motor

Capitalising on the grant available that allowed them to invest in new tooling, Ariel also benefited from a business diagnostic and expert coaching from the team at SWMAS.
Associated Dental products

Associated Dental products

Associated Dental Products Ltd sought support from SWMAS to develop and install bespoke, ecologically friendly, processing equipment.


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

Fowlers of Bristol (Engineers) Ltd

Fowlers of Bristol (Engineers) Ltd was awarded a grant of £1,561 to help fund their Dot Peen Part Marking machinery. 

ASP Screen Printing

ASP Screen Printing's main challenges were the need to streamline processes, which would allow them to increase their capacity, boost sales and allow for growth in the business.
Cobra Ribs image

Cobra Ribs

A Dorset based boat building company is to launch a new range of family leisure boats that will help it to compete on the international stage, with funds and support from the South West Growth Fund and SWMAS Ltd.

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

LMAP in Dorset

Reflections on the support received from SWMAS through the Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme (LMAP) from a number of Dorset companies...  

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