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We understand that adopting new technology can be daunting but we can support you throughout your journey to digitalisation. 

Are you a manufacturing leader looking to accelerate the growth of your business but struggling to understand the best route forward?

We can support you with:

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

Whilst continuing to offer support to SME manufacturers in the North West, Made Smarter adoption programmes will also be launched in the East, Yorkshire and Humber and the West Midlands in the coming months. More details will be available soon.

Register your manufacturing business today

With other food producers cutting ranges to focus on volume, customers are looking for alternatives, which has created an opportunity for us. Orders from all areas of the business have increased, which means we are producing more. There is no doubt that without investing when we did, in the way that we did, with the help from Made Smarter, we would not be able to cope with this unprecedented increase in demand.

Patrick Mroczak, Co-Founder and CEO of NutreeLife
Support available for your business
  • Impartial technology experts

    Impartial technology experts will help you to identify the tools needed to solve your business’ challenges.

  • Digital strategy workshops

    We’ll work with you to build a long-term vision for your operations and establish how to use new technologies to overcome challenges and achieve growth. Find out more

  • Technology funding

    An adviser will talk you through the funding options open to you, helping you to determine your eligibility and complete your technology project application.

  • Leadership development

    Discover how best to build a digital strategy, utilise digital tools and engage your team in the journey with the Leadership Programme developed by Lancaster University Management School. Find out more

  • Digital technology internships

    A digital native will bring a fresh perspective, assist with your digital roadmap, and ensure you adopt your chosen technologies effectively. Find out more

  • Skills

    An organisation and workforce development adviser can work with you to assess whether you have the culture and skills required to successfully implement technology tools. Find out more

  • Based outside the North West?

    You should contact your local Business Growth Hub to see what support is available in your area. You could also sign up to our newsletter to receive updates when Made Smarter is available in your region. 

    You can also explore our online resources and case studies.