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    NAA Partner News: CW4.0 Project – only six weeks to go

    LAST CALL!! We have only six weeks remaining to assist SMEs in Cheshire – in conjunction with the CW4.0 Project.

    The NAA is looking for manufacturing companies who are interested in opportunities for growth and investment through the adoption of digital technology, with a turnover of less than €50 million, or a balance sheet total of less than €43 million – you must be an SME and you must be in the Cheshire region.


    Whatever opportunity lies ahead, adopting industrial digital technologies will help you maximise your business potential.

    Whether you’re planning for growth, bidding for investment, succession planning, or you simply want to improve efficiencies, we can help. 

    Cheshire & Warrington’s manufacturing sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK. As the challenges of Brexit and COVID-19 lighten, new business opportunities are emerging for the region’s SMEs – from the march to Net Zero and vehicle electrification to responding to Supply Chain challenges and MedTech 4.0. 

    With digitalised ways of working fast becoming non-negotiable, expectations of OEMs and Primes, long-term business growth and resilience requires supply chain businesses to adopt new technologies, skills, and ideas. 

    Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Cheshire & Warrington 4.0 (CW4.0) has been created to help manufacturing businesses to seize opportunities for growth and investment through the adoption of digital technology.

    The CW4.0 Project will:

    • Support 170 SMEs and collaborations

    • 20 new start-ups across the region

    • Support in the creation of new valuable jobs

    • Support in the development of 40 new products to market and 60 new products to firms

    Benefits to your business:

    • Access fully-funded and impartial support

    • Practical, hands-on support and advice

    • Take advantage of new opportunities for investment and growth

    • Adapt to a changing world and upskill staff

    • Boost efficiency through smarter products and processes 

    • Identify which digital tools and skills can really add value to your business in your digital transformation journey

    • Become better connected through digital enabled supply chains

    • Collaborate with leading universities and industry experts whilst accessing advanced and world-class facilities.

    If your business meets the following criteria, you are eligible for this fully-funded support:

    • Operates within the Cheshire and Warrington region 

    • Manufacturing companies (including pharmaceutical, renewables, medical and more)

    • Classified as an SME (fewer than 250 employees) 

    • Have a turnover of less than €50 million, or a balance sheet total of less than €43 million.

    With the project due to end in June 2023 you must act quickly to benefit from this project, therefore, If you would like to learn more or are interested in accessing this support, please contact Paul Jones or Zoe Desoer

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham