A number of companies, together with the Transport iNet, have attended the PSP Southampton Boat Show to communicate the support available to SMEs through a Marine Manufacturing Showcase.
A range of support bodies were on hand to speak to marine businesses on the showcase stand. The Transport iNet team were joined by Growth Accelerator, MAS and the Federation of Small Businesses. Three high impact workshops were also run during the day by Arizion. They were designed to assist delegates with their customer service and to provide top tips on how to attract new customers and retain existing ones.
Andrew Sims, founder of the Marine Manufacturing Showcase, said:
“There was a steady flow of enquiries on a range of topics from innovation and manufacturing, through to customer service. We have again received a positive response from the trade who are often unaware that this type of support is available. By running these informative sessions, we are also making their visit to the boat show as valuable and worthwhile as possible.”
Sam Clarke, Innovation Advisor at the Transport iNet, added:
“We were pleased that we could assist the MMS in putting together the day and promote the front line the support and advice that is available to businesses.”
The aim of Transport iNet is to increase the level of innovation in the East Midlands helping to improve business competitiveness, margins, sustainability and growth. It allows individual sectors to work together, share ideas, technologies, intelligence, innovation and create a link between industry and the academic community.