Creative Sector & Manufacturing Specialist

Specialist knowledge on small creative businesses, manufacturing processes and financial management backed up by hands-on experience.

It means:

For Designers and Designer/Makers:

  • Helping you to work out your business strategy and detailed business and financial plans
  • Looking at successful business models that suit what you want to do
  • Help if you are looking for a manufacturer
  • How to get the most out of your relationship with a manufacturer
  • Guidance on production planning and monitoring – efficient use of your time – getting your products on time – meeting your quality requirements

For Manufacturers:

  • Implementing and embedding ‘Lean manufacturing’ techniques – usually achieving significant productivity gains in a short space of time
  • Improving efficiency – cutting costs
  • Embedding a ‘Continuous Improvement’ culture – so you keep getting more efficient
  • Developing or improving management systems – giving you greater control in an efficient and manageable way
  • Tackling compliance issues, including HR and H&S compliance

How does it work?

  • A mixture of training and hands-on implementation
  • Working with you , ensuring skills are passed on, so that you can carry on moving forward after the work is finished
  • The work usually takes the form of a programme of visits over a period of time. The number of visits depends on the project requirements and is defined after an initial (free) assessment, followed by a proposal for your consideration
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