In manufacturing, ever heard of BERR? Well what about MAS? No? okay Solutions for Business?
Well if you’re a manufacturer then MAS is the one you want, the Manufacturing Advisory Service. This is the national scheme, administered on a regional basis, which can help your business to develop and grow.
MAS can offer you free advice and even substantial grants towards improving efficiency, quality, delivery times, reducing costs, reducing carbon footprint etc.
Visit the national MAS website and you’ll find a ton of case studies, events & news all related to the manufacturing sector.
ResQ are business improvement suppliers to MAS in both the Yorkshire & Humberside and East Midlands regions and you can get support for improvement projects, where 50% of our costs can be met by the MAS funding.
Does it apply to you? well there are rules; normally a manufacturer has to have less than 250 employees and turnover less than 50m euros, but these are only guidelines. In some regions even if you outsource all the production you can still qualify.
The best advice, if you’re in the East Midlands or Yorkshire & Humberside is to give us a call, 07712 669396, or drop us a line firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see if we can help you.
If you’re elsewhere find the number of your local MAS office and call them, they’ll tell you what is available and put you in touch with the right people to get 2010 off to a flying start!
How do you find your local MAS number?
Go to the MAS website and click on your region on the map of the British Isles and go to your regional homepage and have look there as to how your region are operating and get the number and give them a call.
Remember many MAS advisors are like ourselves, people with experience of improvement techniques in manufacturing and other sectors who now spend their time helping other businesses to improve.