The Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme (LMAP) supports established manufacturing SMEs in Swindon and Wiltshire, and the wider South West, to understand and develop their capability and capacity to improve and grow. The programme offers a dedicated team of experienced Manufacturing Specialists with a broad range of expertise and resources.

Support available includes:

  • A free business review and diagnostic
  • Business Strategy
  • Operational Efficiency
  • New Product Development
  • Supply chain engagement
  • Funding for consultancy and capital investment
  • Free workshops and events


Working closely with the Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub and other regional and national support schemes, the programme will ensure that qualifying manufacturing businesses receive the right help at the right time with expert advice and funding available for capital investment and consultancy support. 

Delivered by SWMAS Ltd, the programme is funded by the ERDF. It has already helped businesses across Swindon & Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Cornwall.

One local business supported through the LMAP programme, Simon Lucas Bridge Supplies, said: 

"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

Contact information

0845 608 3838 * *Calls to this 0845 number cost 5p per minute, plus your phone provider's access charge.
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