Manufacturing Focus

Business Support • Online • In Print • In Person

CIRCLE2SUCCESS (C2S) Working in partnership to provide a powerful voice for Manufacturing & Engineering. We champion excellence and best practice, explore and examine new technology and innovations, working together to support the Manufacturing & Engineering sector.

We run quarterly Manufacturing & Engineering Focus groups to debate and discuss, to share and exchanges knowledge and expertise and provide a powerful voice for Manufacturing & Engineering – our events are FREE and open to all in this sector. We look at today’s challenges, champion best practice, drive positive change and make a real difference.

All the way through the pandemic and lockdowns we have continued to bring manufacturers together discussing key topics and looking at ‘what next looks like for manufacturing’. We continue to partner with the MTC in support of Manufacturing & Engineering – we do hope you will join us at our  Online Manufacturing Focus.


Welcome to the MTC’s Manufacturing Support Services

The MTC’s call to all UK SME manufacturers – let us help you overcome your challenges and find the solutions that enable your business to thrive.

The Manufacturing Support Services (MSS) team was created to work directly with SMEs, drawing on the extensive resources of the MTC to address your practical, technical and strategic manufacturing challenges.

We know that the beating heart of the UK’s manufacturing sector is the thousands of SMEs, and that these businesses are critical to enhancing the country’s longer-term advanced manufacturing success.

Central to our approach is supporting SMEs for the long term to:

  1. Improve productivity
  2. Reduce costs
  3. Embed innovation
  4. De-risk the use of technology

Our team has nationwide coverage and all our initial consultations are delivered at no cost to you, other than some time, plus we only move forward if together we can agree the business case. Our commitment is that we will only ever recommend solutions where there is a clear value proposition and ROI on the project.

Unlike many initiatives which operate on a single intervention only, MSS can provide on-going support through follow-on projects to ensure you continue to develop and prosper.

Recognising SMEs will benefit from further support to invest, we have access to the Innovate UK REACH SME grant scheme that can provide up to 50% towards the cost of your project with us.


Topics Covered at the Manufacturing Focus:

AI | Productivity | International Trade | Skills | Future Proofing your Business | Funding | Strategy | Leadership | Innovation | Technology | Supply Chain  Process | Investment | Operational Excellence | Best Practice | Quality | Infrastructure | Connectivity | Future of Communication

 Previous C2S Manufacturing & Engineering  Visits Include:

The Manufacturing and Technical Centre (MTC), Renishaw, Ontic Manufacturing & Engineering UK, Weston Cider, Advanced Insulation, Chase Distilleries, WMG Warwick University, National Composite Centre and Gymshark.

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