Help for small businesses

A NEW programme to support small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses has been launched.

The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) estimates that it will help to generate £1.5billion in economic growth, 23,000 jobs and safeguard 50,000 jobs nationwide.

The service will be delivered by the Manufacturing Advisory Consortium, which is comprised of Grant Thornton, Pera, WM Manufacturing Consortium and SWMAS.

Businesses interested in finding out more about the programme can visit or call an advisor on 0845 658 9600.