There are a number of funding sources available that can help with the costs of consultancy.
The Cumbria Manuufacturing Service can provide grants of up to £5,400 for an expected project cost of £15,000. (36%) Grants can be used to cover a wide range of topics such as patents & intellectual property, design, quality & standards, finance, IT/software, sales & marketing strategy and operational efficiency.
Cumbria growth Hub can also provide funding of up to £4000 (40%) for companies looking to accelerate growth through consultancy services.
The Lancashire Manufacturing Growth Fund can provide similar funding (£5,400- 36%) for Lancashire based companies. Eligible projects include those that lead to job creation, help to develop new products or services and bring them to market, plus drive up productivity.