Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (2007-2013) Competitiveness and Convergence Programmes, the Product Development Centre provides SME manufacturing companies across the South West of England with a dedicated service to support innovation.
The Marine Growth Programme formed a key part of the Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal between January 2014 and February 2015. The £363k project utilised £242k of City Deal funding to blend marine sector knowledge with learning from beyond the sector.
SWMAS successfully delivered the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) across the South West between January 2012 and April 2015. In total, we supported over 3750 businesses to improve their manufacturing strategies and performance.
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.