Manufacturing Growth Program Grant Funded Support for businesses during COVID-19 Crisis

Manufacturing Growth Program Grant Funded Support for businesses during COVID-19 Crisis

Across the East and West Midlands the Manufacturing Growth Program is still actively offering Grant support (typically 33% of project costs)


Manufacturing Growth Program COVID-19 Resources

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Manufacturing Growth Program have developed a range of resources and guidance to ensure SME manufacturers feel supported and are prepared to act quickly as the situation unfolds.


Helping you re-assess, re-tool, and get ready to reboot!

This support is available to businesses that are either; still functioning to some degree as normal;  business owners looking to gain advice from external consultants; businesses who need expert help, to get them through these times; or businesses taking the opportunity to look at diversification; and businesses adapting to supply as a result of the national call for support during this crisis.


What support is available?

The Manufacturing Growth Program can typically can support any of the areas below, but this list is not exhaustive so please get in touch if you are speaking to clients about new support projects or have long term commitments to them that you do not see changing, as we can possibly look to discrete projects within that commitment. 




  • Strategic Support


  • Mentoring or CPD including remote working


  • Online design (Marketing strategy, routes to market)


  • IT design Functional spec


  • Finance -Cashflow Forecast / Financial Modelling / Costing System Support


  • Any Consultancy support for tender writing - Writing Compelling Applications) GOV’t COVID-19 interventions / HR Support


  • Standards for Diversification to enter new or additional Supply Chains - CE/BRC/ISO ISO9001, 14001, 45001


  • ERP / CRM – Functional Specification


  • Diversifying consultancy for help in your manufacturing (eg Alcohol to Hand Sanitiser)


  • Crisis Management Mentoring / Motivational Mentoring / Mindfulness & Wellbeing Mentoring


  • Master Classes  / Coaching Webinars directly with clients


  • Accountants / Key multipliers where bespoke work is being undertaken



We're here to help so get in touch!

If you have any questions that may result as this overview email please do email me so we can discuss. We are here to support Manufacturing through this and with grant support to your intervention to either old, existing or new clients we can make a difference I am sure, albeit in most cases in perhaps a different intervention medium.


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Author of this COVID-19 Business Support Hub Article

James Bosworth, Manufacturing Growth Manager

James Bosworth

James Bosworth

Manufacturing Growth Manager. James is an experienced professional and has worked across SME and LE sectors in food and general Manufacturing for over 20 years. He has gained extensive experience building sales channels across European platforms, operated as a business leader coach and mentor in new market environments.


Supporting SME Manufacturers to grow by identifying, understanding and removing barriers to growth. Tailored to your business, our diagnostic tool will highlight a range of growth solutions.


How to get in touch with James Bosworth

Mobile: 07790 358583




COVID-19 Business Support Hub

These are challenging times for business and although our ethos is to only shout about good news, we've created COVID-19 Business Support Hub on the Love Business the website to support you with expert tips, advice and ideas from your fellow businesses to help you get through this COVID-19 crisis. 

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