Over 360 SME manufacturing businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire have benefited from support programmes delivered by SWMAS (formerly the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service) in the last 5 years.

SWMAS designs and delivers public sector funded programmes to enable SME manufacturers to realise ambitious goals, from improving productivity, to entering new markets, developing strategy and everything in between. And funded business support is still available for the financial year ending March 2019 for Swindon and Wiltshire manufacturers!

Where could SWMAS input and support take your company? Read the stories from five of our clients from across Swindon and Wiltshire. Their achievements could inspire you to get in touch:

'SWMAS were able to give us the focus and impetus to improve our processes and process capacity for several new product ranges. In the current fast paced business environment it is so important that we continue to target such changes regarding capability and capacity in order to keep ahead of the wave.'

Alan Davis, Operations Director, Summit Chairs, Trowbridge

'The support and grant funding has assisted Elmill to purchase a CNC lathe and bring the production of components for primary products in house. This will lead to greater productivity through improved quality control, more effective stock management, greater flexibility on utilising down time and increasing the skill level of the business to open up new markets.'

Jon Carter, Director, Elmill, Westbury

'Whether through providing access to grant funding, or as a result of excellent advice and guidance, SWMAS have proven to be an outstanding source of support to our business and have undoubtedly made a significant contribution to both current and future growth. Thank you!'

Simon Lucas, MD, Simon Lucas Bridge Supplies, Devizes

'The SWMAS specialist assisted us with layout - focussing on a logical production flow. He also made us aware of the grant funding available to us when we were planning our extraction system. Whilst we are perceived as being from the craft end of manufacturing, the reality is that our production has the same need for controlled processes and lean disciplines as a more conventional engineering facility. SWMAS are a very useful resource and have been an important part of the development of FRD.'

Francis Russell, MD, FRD Designers & Makers, Salisbury


'The grant funding has enabled us to purchase key mould tooling when cash has been particularly tight or not available, particularly towards the end of the 'Evolution 3' airless bicycle tyre product development phase this summer (2018) and assisting our consequent pre-production tooling needs.' 

Richard Adams, Director, Gecko Rubber Limited, Holt

Plug into SWMAS' Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme (LMAP) before the end of March 2019 and your manufacturing company could benefit from:

- Grants for consultancy and capital investment

- Funded opportunities to develop business strategy and improve operational efficiency

- Insight and support of a dedicated team of experienced manufacturing specialists

- The extensive SWMAS network of connections, events, and other business support



Contact us today on 01278 767 010 or info@swmas.co.uk.