Manufacturing

As a Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Approved Centre we offer a wide range of services to manufacturers to help them grow and develop their businesses.

Thinking about investing in your business?

If you are a manufacturing business based in the Yorkshire & Humberside Region you now have the opportunity to register with us to find out more about the new funding available through The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS).

We are a MAS Approved Centre and we can help you to access the funding recently released to our region.

The funding is available to SMEs only (less than 249 employees and less than £24m turnover).

The funding can be used for all aspects of manufacturing and process improvement (excluding sales & marketing, compliance issues and HR issues).

The grant funding is:

  • Up to 10 days support
  • 50% grant support element
  • £600 per day plus VAT
  • SMEs only
  • Yorkshire & Humberside only

Your company can call itself an SME if:

  • it has less than 250 employees
  • it has an annual turnover of no more than £34m or a balance sheet total not exceeding approximately £29m
  • it is independent.

Definition: Less than 25 per cent of your company will be owned by one or more enterprises which don’t meet the definition above, except for investments held by public investment corporations, venture capital companies or institutional investors provided no control is exercised.

For more information and details about how we can help you to access this grant funding to improve your business.

Register today to discuss how we can help www.directbusinessadvice.co.uk/register

Provided that you are engaged in manufacturing and have a manufacturing facility based within the Yorkshire & Humber region, we can help you.

For businesses outside of Yorkshire & Humberside please contact us to explore other help and advice available in your area.

Register today to discuss how we can help www.directbusinessadvice.co.uk/register

Service Improvement

Have you heard all about using the principles of Six Sigma, Kaizen/Continuous Improvement, lean production methods and other techniques to improve your business and develop your competitive edge but are unsure how to apply them practically?

Fear not, our half day Taster Session explains how these straightforward techniques can be applied to your business to help to:

  • Reduce waste
  • Improve efficiency
  • Reduce unnecessary stock
  • Develop a ‘Just in Time’ approach
  • Involve the workforce in improving and developing the way forward

For further details about our half day Taster Sessions

Register today to discuss how we can help www.directbusinessadvice.co.uk/register