A manufacturing kick-start

Manufacturers in Greater Manchester are being invited to start 2021 with a fully funded programme aimed at enhancing manufacturing excellence and enabling growth.

Run by GC Business Growth Hub, the second Made for Manufacturing programme launches in January, with applications now open to manufacturers.

The group-based course will take place over a 10-week period. It offers tailored advice and support from expert speakers, peer-to-peer learning, plus one-to-one support from a manufacturing advisor based within the Hub, part of the Growth Company.

What sets Made for Manufacturing apart from more time-intensive courses is that it is delivered in short dynamic online sprints; this enables leaders to identify opportunities and put them into practice quickly without halting business momentum.

Its combination of virtual tours looking at good industry practice, workshops and engaging practical activities enables manufacturing leaders to hold a mirror to their company, and commit to actions that will lead to continuous improvements, the company said.

Programme manager and manufacturing advisor Nick Brandwood said: “One of the major benefits of Made for Manufacturing is that it enables manufacturers to build a support network with other high calibre business leaders on the course.

“Having the support of alumni who share the same passion will be most valuable as these businesses look to the future, after a turbulent year for the industry.”

The 10-week programme begins week commencing January 11 and ends in May. Businesses have until November 27 to apply at businessgrowthhub.com/madeformanufacturing