Grant scheme targets SMEs in West Midlands

A new funding scheme for West Midlands SMEs is aiming to award 200 grants over the next two years in a bid to help manufacturing businesses boost their competitiveness.

The West Midlands ‘Metrology for Industry’ initiative, which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Coventry University Enterprises, is being launched to assist organisations in the region that are looking to improve accuracy and efficiency in production processes.

Companies will be able to take advantage of grants to help with the cost of engaging an industry expert in metrology to review current manufacturing processes and highlight areas where metrology could enhance the use of resources and equipment.

Further grants of up to £10,000 will then be available to access additional specialist support to follow up on the review and ensure its recommendations are implemented effectively.

West Midlands businesses interested to take advantage of the scheme should contact call 024 7623 6326.