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North West Manufacturing Advisory Service

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GENECON was appointed by the Northwest Development Agency to undertake an independent HM Treasury 'Green Book' economic appraisal of the £23m North West Future Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS). The MAS is a national business support programme for manufacturing companies that aims to increase productivity and competitiveness in manufacturing businesses, particularly Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). The MAS also provides businesses with expert knowledge and highly specialised, technical and advanced skills which are needed to improve the performance of the business. The project received Government approval in June 2009 on the basis of GENECON's case-making submissions.

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