Manufacturing Growth Programme

Supporting and driving growth within the UK manufacturing sector


  • Up to 35% MGP grant funding available for an investment towards business coaching services
  • Four month period of coaching support available for each business development programme undertaken by clients
  • Funding support available for eligible manufacturing companies
  • The MGP can be repeated to cover three different scopes of work over a 12 month period

The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) has been set up to provide support for SME manufacturers, identifying opportunities and removing barriers for growth. Delivered by Economic Growth Solutions to create a stronger manufacturing economy in the UK. It will create business improvements by...

  • Identifying manufacturing opportunities and creating plans for profitable growth and continuous improvement
  • Working with experienced manufacturing experts, including myself, to implement those plans
  • Cover up to 35% of the cost of implementing the plans through a development grant
  • Expanding your team, with manufacturing expertise, and a comprehensive support network

Rollout of the programme

The programme is currently looking to work with SME Manufacturers in the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, parts of the East Midlands and South East of England. It will provide strategic support for manufacturing business owners and cover solutions across a wide range of business areas including…

  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Improvements
  • Leadership and Management
  • Customer Relationships
  • Supplier Relationships
  • Product and Service Innovation
  • People and Resources
  • Productivity and Capacity
  • Operational Improvements
  • Systems and Procedures
  • Quality Assurance & Control
  • Competitiveness
  • Marketing and Market Knowledge
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Environmental Awareness

By joining the Manufacturing Growth Programme you can benefit from:

  • Insight into the risks, issues and opportunities that face your business for profitable improvement and growth
  • Understanding of what needs to be implemented to make practical improvements
  • Work with expertise to identify opportunities for lean manufacturing
  • Reducing costs, minimisation of overheads and increasing profitability

Criteria for a successful application

  • Fewer than 250 employees
  • A turnover less than or equal to £43 million or a balance sheet total less than or equal to £37 million
  • A manufacturer - a business that engages in any economic activity directly related to a product or production process they have researched, designed or produced, or otherwise hold core intellectual property in
  • Able to demonstrate an intention to strategically grow and profitably develop

If you would like to find out more about the Manufacturing Growth Programme, and work with Stuart Allan, who has a very successful background in manufacturing having established and grown his own international company over a 26 year period, exiting in 2013, please contact us today!