New manufacturing advisory service launched

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A new national programme to help small and medium manufacturing businesses to grow has officially launched.

Business Minister Mark Prisk and the Manufacturing Advisory Consortium (MAC) have announced that the new Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) is now available to all manufacturing businesses across England.

It has been estimated that the new MAS will help to generate £1.5 billion in economic growth, 23,000 jobs and safeguard 50,000 jobs.

Business Minister Mark Prisk said:

“Manufacturing contributes half of Britain’s exports and has much higher productivity than the rest of the economy so it is essential to our plans for growth.

“That is why we are taking steps to ensure our industrial base is thriving as part of a strong and balanced UK economy.

“The new Manufacturing Advisory Service will play a key role, providing tailored advice to businesses helping them to grow and thrive, with a specific focus on helping SMEs improve competitiveness and unlock their growth potential.”

If you would like to find out more about the programme you can visit the website or call an advisor on 0845 658 9600.