LMAP in Gloucestershire

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

FLI Structures, Quedgeley

SWMAS offered this steel fabrication company bespoke training and funding opportunities to enable business improvement and growth.

"SWMAS has provided excellent support to FLI Structures over several years. Instrumental in assisting us with funding, SWMAS have also provided several training courses and opportunities enabling not only our company, but more importantly, our employees, to grow in a number of areas such as productivity. We've improved performance, employee satisfaction, morale and enhanced skill sets. Recently, we've also benefited from funding towards equipment and their expert assistance and knowledge in sustainability."

- David Bufton, QHSE Manager 

101 Engineering, Stonehouse

After previous support from SWMAS, this cable manufacturer called on our expertise once again to help them identify and apply for grant funding towards the cost of new equipment.

"Experiencing an increase in demand for one of our services, and having worked with SWMAS before, I contacted them to ask if they could help. A Manufacturing Specialist promptly visited us, conducted an informative business review and clearly explained the grant support available.  We decided to apply for a grant to support our investment in a new high value piece of equipment and SWMAS guided us through the whole application process from start to finish.  Without the help of SWMAS we would not have been aware of what grants were available or the process.”

– David Williams, Facilities Director

Tomcat, Hucclecote

As part of a continuous improvement strategy, this highly regarded Trike manufacturer called on SWMAS to deliver bespoke training to their engineering team.

"We invest in ourselves and in one another, not just to grow as an organisation but also as individuals. Through personal development and continuous improvement, we enrich our lives so we are better equipped to provide solutions to cycling challenges and needs. Thank you to SWMAS for the very constructive training delivered to the engineering team.’’

- Bob Griffin, Managing Director 

Cinderhill Farm, St Briavels

Through customised training, SWMAS helped this company increase their productivity to boost profits.

"The Growth Hub connected us to SWMAS at an early stage. The Manufacturing Specialist was willing and able to spend time getting to know our business. He saw we produce successful ready-to-eat foods, and, very importantly, identified why there was a discord between productivity and profitability.  The funded support allowed us, through careful analysis of our own processes, to produce answers, eliminate some areas of waste, and improve margins. As we grow, we would welcome SWMAS' considerable knowledge and experience to help us address more complex manufacturing challenges that will arise as the demand for our product grows. Thank you from all of us at Cinderhill Farm."

- Deborah Flint, Managing Director

Arc Energy, Eastington

SWMAS have a long standing relationship with this company, and they regularly call upon the expertise of our Manufacturing Specialists to guide their business in the right direction.

"Arc Energy would, without hesitation, recommend contacting and engaging with SWMAS to any local companies considering working within new markets in the South West. Of all the agencies we work with, we have found SWMAS to be the most consistent at producing results, and we trust them to understand our business and recommend suitable courses of action. In addition, their Manufacturing Specialists are always a pleasure to work with."

- Dave Cook, Business Development Manager


It's been great getting to know these companies and understanding their needs and priorities to ensure the best support is offered through LMAP.

Alun James, Manufacturing Specialist

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