Derby City Council has teamed up with The University of Derby, Aston University, and Cranfield University, to launch a new organisation called Enscite to help SMEs grow or break into the UK’s supply chain, via the transport engineering sector.
Enscite will officially launch in April 2014. It will be dedicated to improving UK SMEs’ performance and business opportunities, and aims to forge close working relationships across the aerospace, automotive, and rail supply chains.
“Enscite’s main aim is to help manufacturing businesses to grow and thrive,” said the organisation’s managing director, Colin McKinnon.
“It offers a range of support services to SMEs, including access to a £1m Technology Fund to help firms invest in new cutting edge equipment, and is committed to becoming the UK’s leading national centre for supply chain innovation in the transport engineering sector.”