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02/11/2017
Making The Future: Funding & Support Workshop For Manufacturers

Thursday 9th November

08:00am - 10:00am

Exclusively for manufacturers, this event will offer you the opportunity to find out what support is available for your business, from funding streams and workshops, through to free technical expertise.

Now is the time for you to see what support is out there to take your business to the next level!

Confirmed speakers for this event include:

Iain McKechnie

Director of Strategic Programmes

The Advanced Services Group

Iain will talk about the economic benefits and growth opportunities of introducing basic, intermediate or advanced services to support customers. Focusing on manufacturing and technology-innovating SMEs (e.g. software firms), he will demonstrate how to assess your competitive strategy, and share short-cuts to accelerate the transformation of your firm.

Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) SME Group

The WMG SME Group is a multidisciplinary team based at WMG, The University of Warwick, pioneering support for innovation in small and medium sized businesses. They accelerate productivity and growth in SMEs by helping you utilise research-led tools and techniques, building profitable and collaborative relationships.

Their Product Innovation Accelerator project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is an offer of free technical expertise and collaborative support to Black Country-based manufacturing SMEs to develop new products, processes and access innovative, new technologies.

Jayne Shields

Business Navigator

Black Country Growth Hub

Jayne will provide an overview of the various funded support programmes available to Black Country manufacturers, covering skills and training; leadership development; innovation and NPD; energy efficiency; consultancy and expertise; process improvements and grant funding.

Please note, this event is only available for manufacturing companies to attend.

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