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Chris Owen

Business Gateway Growth Hub - Referrals only

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Growth Hub Offer
Public Sector Offer
Business Gateway Growth Hub - APPEX (Advanced Manufacturing Products & Process Excellence)

Product Description:
"The Advanced Manufacturing sector is a key part of Leicestershire's economy and, for this reason, it is one the Business Gateway's priorities for this year.

APPEX is a brand new programme specifically designed for Leicestershire companies who are innovating by using new processes or producing new products. It aims to promote Advanced Manufacturing Product and Process Excellence.
APPEX is available to manufacturers in Aerospace, Pharmaceuticals, Medical, Transportation, Construction equipment, Low Carbon and Environmental Technology, Space, Agricultural equipment, Metals and materials, Power Generation, Industrial Process and Heavy equipment.

To qualify to take part, companies need to have been trading for more than three years, have more than 50 employees, have an annual turnover of more than £4m and have a functional leadership team structure.

The programme is worth at least £5,000 but will be free of charge to the ten businesses that qualify. Among the benefits that they will receive are an independent assessment of the business to identify the capabilities and future opportunities.
We will also look in depth at the leadership team to see if it is aligned around similar priorities. You will have the support of your peers in a constructive, non-competitive way and a unique opportunity to solve some of the most pressing issue for your business.

Contact us now to find out more on 0116 366 8487

Area of Expertise:
Competitive positioning of products and services within specific markets

Understanding and dealing with external factors and macro trends impacting profitability and competitive performance.

Discovering and choosing new opportunities and possibilities for your business

Development of company strategy, vision, mission and practical plans to deliver results

Strategy deployment, performance measurement, governance and cultural change management

Developing business capabilities and operating models to build and sustain competitive advantage.

Advanced Manufacturing businesses within Leicester/Leicestershire in the following industries:
Low Carbon & environmental technology
Automotive incl, Commercial vehicles
Construction equipment
Agricultural equipment
Industrial process, power generation, Heavy equipment
Metals & materials


  • Leicester City
  • Blaby
  • Charnwood
  • Oadby and Wigston
  • Melton
  • Harborough
  • Northwest Leicestershire
  • Bosworth and Hinckley

Date From: 15/10/2021

Date To: 31/03/2022