Applications open for third Made for Manufacturing programme

27 January 2021

Manufacturers in Greater Manchester are set to benefit from further support, following the return of a fully-funded programme to help businesses of all sizes increase productivity and get on the path to growth.

Made for Manufacturing, which is run by GC Business Growth Hub, is actively recruiting for manufacturing businesses of all sizes from across the city region.

Applications are now open to manufacturers who are focused on improving efficiencies and growing their workforce. This is the third wave of the programme, which has previously been oversubscribed.

The 10-week programme is open to 10 non-competing manufacturing companies.

It will offer tailored advice and workshops from speakers, peer-to-peer learning and one-on-one support from one of the Hub’s specialist manufacturing advisors.

Other support will include virtual factory tours to observe industry best practices, workshops, and practical exercises to help business leaders commit to actions and continuous improvements.

It will also identify opportunities and priorities for competitive advantage through digitisation, additive manufacture and automation.

“We are excited to announce the third wave of Made in Manufacturing following the enormous success of the previous two programmes, which has demonstrated a real appetite for this kind of support,” said Anne Campion, manufacturing lead at GC Business Growth Hub.

“Manufacturers who have taken part have benefitted not only from the practical support to identify ways to streamline their business and explore opportunities for growth, but also from invaluable peer support and networking.

“This is an excellent opportunity for businesses of all sizes to learn from each other and maximise growth opportunities.

“We only have 10 places for the programme, and I would urge companies interested to get in contact soon.”

Over the past five years, GC Business Growth Hub’s Manufacturing Team has worked with more than 700 companies, delivered £32m plus of sales increases and supported in the creation of over 400 jobs.

The third Made For Manufacturing programme will run March to July 2021. The application deadline is February 12, 2021.

To take part in the Made for Manufacturing programme, visit or call 0161 350 3050.