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The project aims to assist a minimum of seventy seven engineering companies throughout the South West by the new project end date of June 2015, by providing two days of valuable business support for FREE. To date EIN-SW have 89 businesses who have completed or are in the process of receiving assistance from across many sectors of engineering from Wiltshire to mid Devon.
Not only will the companies benefit, but staff and students within the engineering departments of the partners will have the opportunity to gain experience working with the companies.
Membership to EIN-SW is open to all small to medium-sized companies (SMEs) in the South West of England and predominantly working in the engineering sector.
The criteria to qualify as an SME are:
*Your business should employ fewer than 250 people.
*Have an annual turnover of less than £45m and/or have a balance sheet below £39m.
*Not be more than 25% owned by one or more non-SME companies (except public investment corporations, venture capital companies and institutional investors which do not exercise control).
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What’s in it for you?
The assists which these businesses will be receiving have been enabled by a £375,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund through the South West Competitiveness Programme 2007-13 and will be delivered with our partners Swindon College and The University of Bath.
EIN-SW has one simple aim, to help develop the small to medium engineering sector in the South West.
*The project aims to assist a minimum of seventy seven engineering companies throughout the South West in the next three years by providing two days of valuable business support for FREE.