News

Latest News from the Manufacturing Advisory Service
Marine breakthrough set to go global for North East manufacturer

Marine breakthrough set to go global for North East manufacturer

A forward-looking North East manufacturer has come up with a new solution for safely testing marine bollards and is now planning to take the innovation global.

Read More…

Making the most of your intellectual property

Making the most of your intellectual property

Last modified Aug 19, 2014 04:48 PM

Do you know the value of your company’s intellectual property? 96% of businesses don't! Do you know who owns the IP in a logo, website, drawings etc? 74% of businesses are unsure. Developing a clear IP strategy can be a potential minefield for SME manufacturers, as Matt Stevenson, MD of Norfolk-based Seneye knows only too well. Find out how MAS could support you in evaluating the intellectual property of your ideas, protecting your IP rights and developing a clear IP strategy to support growth in your business.

Read More…

Challenge MAS to find you a new supplier!

Challenge MAS to find you a new supplier!

Last modified Aug 21, 2014 06:34 AM

Have you been let down by your current supplier? Do they deliver on time in full and to the quality you expect? Are they agile and responsive enough to meet your demands? Can they support the volume or design capabilities you need? If you're thinking of looking at alternative suppliers or a second source of supply, MAS could support you with a part-funded project to create a detailed specification, research potential local suppliers with the relevant capabilities, and develop selection criteria to help you make the most informed choice.

Read More…

ISO 14001 as building block to doing business with Large Enterprises

ISO 14001 as building block to doing business with Large Enterprises

Last modified Aug 21, 2014 12:45 PM

MAS’s regular contact with Large Enterprises through its supply chain initiative has indicated that a pre-requisite to tendering for large contracts is the adoption of the Environmental Management standard ISO 14001. This means manufacturers who are not accredited to ISO 14001 are highly unlikely to be in a position to benefit from larger tender opportunities. ISO 14001 will be changing significantly from next year, so if you're going to do it, do it now!

Read More…

Yorkshire manufacturing duo leads the way when it comes to reshoring

Yorkshire manufacturing duo leads the way when it comes to reshoring

A match made in Yorkshire is reaping the dividends of being ahead of the reshoring trend by bringing products to market and creating new jobs. Kiravans, a campervan conversion specialist, was introduced to Sheffield-based PCT Metalmex two years ago in a bid to find a domestic manufacturing solution for its bench seat swivel base that allows seats to rotate from front to back.

Read More…

The MAS Guide to Manufacturing Growth Planning

The MAS Guide to Manufacturing Growth Planning

Last modified Aug 19, 2014 11:43 AM

For SMEs, growth can be an immeasurable challenge. Increase demand for your products too quickly - before your systems, finances and people are in a position to be able to cope - and you risk sinking before you even start. It’s easy to get bogged down in the day to day challenges of running a business, but if you’re serious about growth, developing a structured manufacturing growth plan for the next three to five years is vital. Read the MAS guide to Manufacturing Growth Planning…

Read More…

"Productivity increased by 200%, turnover increased by 160%, Winner of Best Diversification category 2012"

Mike Nicholson, MD
GripSure

See how we helped...
GripSure

Advisor: Martyn Pearson

"The results have been immediate, both in terms of productivity and improvements to the working environment"

James Sweeting, Director
Lincoln & York

See how we helped...
Lincoln & York

Advisor: Stephen Gregory

signup for the newsletter

Sign up for our free e-newsletter and receive updates on regional manufacturing news and events.

Signup