360 Cornwall manufacturing businesses have engaged in specialist training and/or grant funding delivered by SWMAS.
Here's what some of these customers have to say about the support they received ...
Buttermilk Confections Ltd, Bodmin
This long-established company transformed its internal processes to reduce costs and maximise profits - read more HERE.
Gecko Headgear, Bude
Specialising in handmade marine rescue and watersports helmets, this manufacturing business sought SWMAS' help to enable business growth.
"This scheme has been nothing but perfect. The SWMAS Manufacturing Specialist was on the ball and very quick to respond offering all the help we could imagine. The grant offer was massively helpful for a small company - we invested in new equipment to help grow the business, develop and launch a new product. Out of all the help out there, this has been the most worthwhile one."
– Jake Sacree, Manager
Cornish Rock Gin, Nr Rock
Practical advice and a grant offer helped this small-batch distillery successfully launch an exciting new product.
"SWMAS support has been first class. They take the time to understand you and the business, ask some challenging questions, and are there to help find the solutions. The grant was an unbelievable bonus, helping us develop a new product and during the first stages of our launch. We feel SWMAS is there for the long term and no doubt they will be a great help as this business grows and grows."
- Angie and George Malde, Cornish Rock Gin, Rock
This manufacturer of non-slip decking received valuable business development support from SWMAS to help them on their journey towards operational excellence.
"The support provided by SWMAS has been first class. The manufacturing specialist has a deep understanding of our growth plan and challenges ahead. The grant received was simple to access and very welcome - it helped productivity in packaging and dispatch. However, the real value has come from the hands-on support provided by the specialist. By developing our team's skills and knowledge through a range of simple but effective tools, we have really moved on in terms of operational performance. The support has been at a pace to suit our needs and timescales and the practical tips and examples have been very useful. The specialist’s local knowledge has enabled us to network with other companies and benefit from a wide range of support of which we were previously unaware. SWMAS has helped form the foundations on which we can now grow and hopefully expand into other countries. We have already recommended their services to several other companies who could benefit."
- Ross Crouch, Production Director
Kig & Keus, St Ives
This food manufacturing supplier turned to SWMAS to help them identify business priorities for effective operational improvement.
"Starting a new business venture can be daunting and seem a huge step – the support from SWMAS has been exceptional, the specialist has been superb from the first contact and through all the stages of support. Their manufacturing expertise has really made a difference. It has been really valuable to have support from someone who understands our issues and helps identify priorities and solutions. The support has been really hands-on, such simple methods but very visual tools which really help. The support will ensure my business succeeds from day one and continues to grow from there!"
- David Booles, Owner
Paul Gilbert , Manufacturing Specialist