Help for Essex manufacturing firms to boost performance and create new jobs

A new programme of support for small, medium-sized (SME) and start-up manufacturing companies based in Essex has been lauched by IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) in partnership with Essex County Council.

By providing these SMEs and start-ups with mentors, Essex County Council is seeking to improve their business performance and create new jobs across the county.  The programme has been launched as part of the broader EIP INVEST Essex Innovation Programme which supports entrepreneurs and companies that have innovative products and services.  

Over the next six months, IfM ECS is looking to begin mentoring engagements with 50
Essex-based manufacturing companies who have fewer than 250 employees. Companies who sign up will be given guidance and support free of charge by one of the IfM ECS team of specialist consultants.

IfM ECS played an important part in delivering the successful Essex Manufacturing Innovation and Growth (EMIG) programme. Essex company, RWO Marine, which manufactures high performance equipment for sailing vessels around the world, has already benefited from its expertise as part of the EMIG programme when it needed help to develop designs for a new product that would improve its competitive advantage.  

Read the full press release here.

Date published

16 October 2012

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