Manufacturing Advisory Service

Home>How does it work?

A straightforward customer journey that delivers results

We can help manufacturers to plan long-term strategies, improve manufacturing processes, bring new products to market and develop supply chains, as well as provide support for exporting, accessing finance, building leadership and management skills and much more.

A dedicated manufacturing expert will
help you review your business


Identify your needs

Undertake a short business review and diagnostic to:

  • Establish your business health
  • Identify your barriers to growth
  • Discuss your opportunities to improve
  • Create Action Plan including any project scope to achieve growth

You choose the consultant or coach
trainer you want to work with to achieve your goals


Apply your strategy

We'll help you:

  • Identify the priorities
  • Quantify and qualify the anticipated
    outcomes and benefits
  • Select a consultant/trainer if required
  • Access funding where appropriate with easy –to-complete grant application paperwork
  • Manage your project to ensure it's on track

97% say that MAS is good
value for money/time investment.


Hit your growth targets

We'll help you improve and grow your business by:

  • Reaching new supply chains
  • Developing new ideas
  • Improving your processes
  • Building future capacity
  • Joining an elite group of high growth businesses

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, your business must:

  • Be a Manufacturer

  • Be registered in the UK and based in England

  • Have fewer than 250 employees

  • Have turnover of less than £40m

  • Meet the EU definition of an SME

For more information about eligibility click here


How much grant funding is available?

Through MAS you could access a grant of between £300-£3000 towards your next project.

Put simply, this makes it more affordable for you to get your project moving and keep costs to a minimum. A standard MAS project will deliver a return of at least 66:1 against your initial investment.

If your company is ambitious with the drive to grow, and you have a project in mind that will increase profits, MAS could help you pay for it. And make sure you succeed.


What is the process of grant funding?

  • Enquiry - contact us to discuss your business opportunity or challenge

  • Manufacturing review - free on-site review of your business

  • Funding application and offer - support and selection of a consultant or other provider

  • Project delivery and management - we'll ensure your project is on track

  • Qualify the outcomes – we'll confirm the impact of the project and your feedback

  • Grant payment - invoice us for for your grant funding


What do I need to do next?

Get in touch now by completing the short eligibility questionnaire and providing your contact details.

Someone from our team will then call you back to explain the service in more detail and describe how we can help you grow your business.

Sign up to our e-newsletter to keep up to date with the Business Growth Service