Growing your business with specialist manufacturing Growth Advice

24/01/22 | General announcements

Growing any manufacturing engineering business is about taking a fresh perspective, visualising what is possible and taking steps to seize opportunities. Buckinghamshire Business First’s Growth Advice Service is here to support businesses to grow and achieve their aspirations.  

Exclusive to owners, directors and senior managers of manufacturing / engineering / assembly or production-based businesses in Buckinghamshire, the Growth Advice Service has introduced a new specialised support specifically for these types of businesses. This support helps to achieve sustainable positive results through a combination of over 12 hours of support, specifically tailored to the needs of manufacturing business over several months. It offers 1-2-1 time with an operational efficiency adviser and exclusive seminars and interactive sessions covering the key areas of LEAN manufacturing principals, adding value with reducing waste and driving efficiencies in production, plus sessions on supply chain challenges and getting the best from a production team.

Philippa Batting, Managing Director of Buckinghamshire Business First, said: “This comprehensive programme of support, through our Growth Advice Service, will help businesses deliver their growth potential and comes at no cost.”

The Growth Advice Service is fully funded and is suitable for manufacturing / engineering/ production-based businesses with at least two people, who have a minimum turnover of £100,000, but most importantly have an aspiration to grow the business.

To date, the Growth Advice Service has helped over 200 business owners to develop their business. Of those businesses who have attended the Growth Advice Service, latest evaluation shows: 

  • 92% would recommend the support to others
  • 96% have taken action to grow
  • 70% have increased their turnover, and
  • 32% have developed new products

“The Growth Advice service has been invaluable to us in both uncovering and then practically answering our most important growth challenges” Wycombe Engineering Solutions Ltd, David Milnes

For more information watch or visit the Growth Advice Service homepage: or either email or call 01494 927147.

The Growth Advice Service is part of the Growth Programme, which is part funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore eligibility criteria apply. If your business is not eligible, Buckinghamshire Business First can signpost you to other local and national business support programmes available.

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