The Lancashire Profit Programme was officially launched at Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) during Lancashire Manufacturing Week.
The £2.4m programme of funded training and specialist business improvement support for manufacturers was introduced to business guests during a breakfast workshop and factory tour at the industrial seal and gasket maker’s Blackburn site.
The Profit Programme is delivered by North West charity The Manufacturing Institute. It is designed to help manufacturing businesses increase efficiency, improve sales and skills, unlock cashflow and boost innovation.
Businesses can benefit from a fully funded business review session at their factory. This provides an opportunity to discuss current challenges with a seasoned manufacturing expert, who will listen carefully and then help create an action plan for immediate business performance improvement.
Follow up subsidised consultancy, coaching and training support is available to implement the actions. Welcoming the launch of the Lancashire Profit Programme, Brett Hogarth, Operations Manager said: “If other manufacturers do nothing else, they should take up the free Profit Programme business review. In itself, it’s an incredibly powerful tool.”