Funding News – £2.4 Million Manufacturing Skills Programme Boost for North West

The Manufacturing Institute is launching a £2.4 million support programme for small and medium-sized manufacturers in the North West.

The Institute said it will seek to improve skills at 900 firms over the next three years through leadership and management masterclasses. There will also be guidance and development on growth opportunities. The programme, invested in by The Manufacturing Institute and the European Regional Development Fund, will prpvide the next leaders to take on future challenges such as product development and growth markets, tackling the continuing loss of skills within the manufacturing sector. This will include Dragons’ Den-style sessions where entrepreneurs and leading figures in industry will provide guidance on development and growth opportunities.

It is estimated that the programme will create of safeguard 1,000 jobs and add £10 million to the regional economy.

For more details please visit The Manufacturing Institute’s website:

Source:, 17/10/2012