Manufacturing and Technology Innovator Growth Programme
Greater Birmingham and Solihull
Growth Through Service Innovation Programme
Interested in a services-led competitive strategy?
We offer a fully subsidised, ERDF-funded programme so you can hit the ground running. Our hands-on methods are grounded in the latest academic research and real industry insight. Join our community of like-minded SMEs and see what you can do next.
In light of COVID-19, we have transformed our programme to online delivery. This remains fully funded and free to participating companies. It comprises a series of workshops and 1:1 sessions held over 4 weeks, with an approximately 4 hr weekly time commitment.
If you would like to join our July stream (May and June streams already booked out),
please contact Dr Sandra Starke:
About our Growth through Services Programme
Increase revenues and margins
Outperform your competitors
Capitalise on your manufacturing expertise
Gross Value Add (GVA)
new jobs created
What do we do?
What our SMEs say:
Koolmill Systems Ltd
Pioneering a new, services-led business model for an antiquated global industry would have been beyond us without access to this programme.
Rather than sell a solution, we are selling a service to our customers who are partners as we assist them in gaining optimisation from our products and services.
Clevedon Fasteners Ltd
Servitization is one of those concepts that, once explained, is blindingly obvious.
Vanti (RTS Technology Solutions Ltd)
From a business perspective, the main benefit of improving our managed services offering is the recurring revenue that we are able to rely on. This helps us to better manage our cash flow and forecasting, enabling us to confidently reinvest this revenue in improving our business.
Support is available to manufacturers or technology innovators in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership region.
Turnover < 50m EUR (~£42m) or a Balance Sheet < 43m EUR (~£38m).
Less than 250 employees.
Less than 25% co-owned by another company.
Received less than 200k EUR (~£170k) in State Aid over the last 3 years.
Register for Workshops or ask any questions here
The Advanced Services Group is a Centre of Excellence at Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham.
We provide education, training, research and a global network of like-minded professionals around Advanced Services and Servitization.