Made Smarter

Receive expert, tailored support to upskill and grow your business through digitalisation 

If you’re a manufacturing business that is looking to increase technology usage and expand your business capabilities, the Made Smarter programme could help you access advice, support and even grant funding. 

Whether you are completely brand new to digital technology, or you have already started your digitalisation journey, you will be able to receive bespoke advice on anything from skills and leadership to innovation strategies. 

We know that adopting new technology can be daunting, but the Made Smarter scheme will enable businesses like yours to get the best advice and support from the pioneers and experts in national and local industry bodies. 

Made Smarter is encouraging the UK’s next industrial revolution by giving businesses like yours the competitive edge in a rapidly-growing industry. The programme aims to bring the best out of the UK manufacturing industry by upskilling and encouraging collaboration and innovation – keeping us ahead of the competition in the global manufacturing stage.  

If you join the Made Smarter programme, you could access: 

  • Impartial advice from a team of digital specialists  
  • Creation of a digital roadmap for your business 
  • Access to a digital native to help with technology strategy or implementation 
  • Enhancing your digital skills with a dedicated learning hub 
  • Funding to support the purchase of hardware and software 

There are four key areas of focus: More ambitious leadership, more innovation in developing new technologies, better implementation and adoption of those technologies and finally, boosting digital skills. How will this be achieved? By building confidence amongst businesses using specialist training.  

The digitalisation and innovation support provided through this programme could make a real difference to your business and future growth opportunities. We can work with you to think smarter, work smarter and make smarter. 

If you are a manufacturing business in location, get in touch or register your interest now.