Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing


If you are a small to medium-sized engineering or advanced manufacturing business looking at growth, new supply chains and attracting the right clients you can access up to twelve hours of fully funded support through the Collaborate project. This support is delivered by Collaborate partner, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) and will be specific to your business needs.

Complete an enquiry form here and get started.





“We’ve been Chamber members for a while and I knew it was a good resource for companies. Following the Collaborate workshop, Jo provided information on grants, networking events and intelligence on what is happening in the manufacturing sector.”
Perminder Rupra, PAL International, Read the full story here. 




“Without the Collaborate grant, we probably wouldn’t have been able to make this investment for another year or two, making us dependent on EU suppliers, less price-competitive and more exposed to fluctuations in the exchange rate.

“Last year the business grew by 37% so we’re very grateful for the support at this critical time in our growth.”

Sandra Wiggins, DPI (UK) Ltd. Read the full story here




The Collaborate business grant has enabled us to speed up the process of replacing the old equipment and serve more customers. Having access to the grant is going to make a real difference to the delivery of our current service.”

David Cram, Finance Director, Welham Motor Company. Read the full story here.





“Collaborate support made our decision to relocate and invest in new machinery easier and has resulted in increased productivity and job satisfaction.”

Raj Naik, Director, Assured Solutions

“This new machine increased our production capacity by 13.9 per cent. Over the last year, we have secured further contracts that have resulted in the creation of a new framing department to meet the increased demand which in turn has increased our employee numbers from 33 to 38.”

Stuart Blyth, Chairman, Charles Blyth & Co. Read the full case study here.




“As a business owner I know it’s hard to take time out to work on the business, but to me, it’s vital for our future survival so I’m grateful to Collaborate.”

Mike Bennett, Managing Director, Dry Ice Network. Read the full case study here.



The Chamber regularly organise events which provide an opportunity for you to learn, stay informed and connect with other businesses. This includes sector forums, workshops and seminars and topics include: Six Sigma, Unlocking the secrets of our data, Design by profit and more. Visit the events section for details.


To search for availability of industrial and business premises to rent or buy please click the heading above to visit the LLEP Property Portal.

(Please note: Collaborate grants are no longer available but if you wish to be put on a waiting list should any new funding become available in the future please email us







Enquiry Form

If you are interested in receiving support through this project you will need to register your business by completing this simple enquiry form.