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Who can use this?

To use MAS you must be:

  • A manufacturing or engineering company, defined as:
  • “A business that engages in any economic activity directly related to a product or production process they have researched, designed or produced, or otherwise hold core intellectual property in.”
    If you are unsure if you meet this definition, please get in touch with your local MGP team.
  • Have a turnover of more than £1million
  • Able to demonstrate the intention to grow/improve – (through creation of increased turnover, increased jobs and/or introduction of new products/services/processes)
  • Businesses operating mainly in the following sectors are unfortunately not eligible:
    • fishery and aquaculture
    • primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products
    • coal, steel and shipbuilding
    • synthetic fibres


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