North East Manufacturing Programme

Manufacturing Growth Programme

The Manufacturing Growth Programme was launched in July 2016 as part of the North East Growth Hub’s business support offering.  It is aimed at manufacturing SMEs in Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland and will help senior managers within manufacturing companies assess and identify barriers to growth, and work with them to improve business performance and increase sales.

The programme is designed to stimulate the growth of aspiring manufacturing businesses across the North East through in-depth one-to-one support from manufacturing growth experts. It is an important and tangible part of the North East LEP’s support to businesses in the region.

The programme will run for an initial 12 month period. Working with over 80 growing businesses, the pilot programme is set to create 160 new manufacturing jobs. It forms part of our Strategic Economic Plan to foster growth within key sectors of the economy in order to create more and better jobs. The programme could be extended if this pilot phase proves successful.

The programme is being delivered by the BE Group – a North East based business services provider, and Improvement Architecture, a specialist business improvement consultancy.

If you are a small manufacturing business with big growth ambitions, please contact Tracey Watson for more details on how to apply.

Telephone: 0191 389 8434
Or see for programme details and to check eligibility.