New appointment to support Wiltshire manufacturers

By Anita Jaynes on 12 August, 2015

The Business Growth Service has announced the appointment of Andre Smague as Business Growth Manager for Wiltshire.

A highly focused operations/supply chain manager with over 12 years’ experience within manufacturing, logistics and purchasing, Andre joins the Business Growth Service having most recently worked as operations manager for Metall-FX™, a high end metallic finishing company.

In his new role he will be focused on supporting manufacturers with leadership and development, business improvement and supply chain opportunities.

Andre said: “I grew up in Wiltshire and it is fantastic to have the opportunity to help local businesses developing products right on my doorstep. The manufacturing base in the area is so diverse and I am looking forward to helping companies achieve their growth ambitions.

“I am also focused on helping to develop a business support network in the area and am already working closely with organisations including the Swindon & Wiltshire LEP, Inspire and Forward Swindon as well as local colleges.”

The Business Growth Service helps businesses with the right level of ambition, capability and capacity to improve and grow. It brings together a broad range of expertise so that businesses can get the right advice and support to fulfil their growth potential.

The service includes support from GrowthAccelerator, the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), design support from the Design Council and Intellectual Property Audits from the Intellectual Property Office.

UKTI (UK Trade and Investment) and UKEF (UK Export Finance) work with the Business Growth Service to provide export support where it is needed and the service is closely linked with Innovate UK and the British Business Bank.

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Pictured above: Andre Smague, Business Growth Manager for the Business Growth Service in Wiltshire