Manufacturing businesses in the East of England can receive expert advice, hands-on support and training to help boost their performance and survive the downturn, thanks to a significant new £1.32 million investment announced today. The East of England’s Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), which last year supported over 300 businesses, is set to benefit from an additional £1.32 million of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) which has been secured by the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) to enhance an already successful service. 

Benefits to businesses who receive MAS support is typically valued in excess of £100,000, and it is hoped that the new funds, which brings the total business support package to over £4.4 million, will enable the programme to deliver its support to even more companies across the region. MAS is also one of the products to be unveiled in the East of England under the Government’s new ‘Solutions for Business’ portfolio, available via Business Link.