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The sector currently employs 66,000 workers - 14% of total employment for Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland. The sector contributes £5.6bn to the local economy, 21% of our total economic value. The sector has grown by 64% in real terms over the past decade in Greater Lincolnshire. Nationally (England) the sector grew by 29% in real terms over the past decade. There are 2,400 businesses operating in the sector in Greater Lincolnshire, ranging from very large engineering and petro-chemicals businesses, right through to micro-businesses, which make up 80% of all manufacturing businesses operating in GL. With continuing growth across a number of key areas including engineering, chemicals, metals and polymers, the aim is to increase economic output by almost a third by 2030, through our amazing local manufacturing businesses, by helping them to grow and develop using the latest technology and advice through Growth Hub grant and support programmes.

Made Smarter

Made Smarter can help with skills support, training and grant funding as you go through your journey to digitalisation - whatever stage you are currently at.

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Made in Lincolnshire

The value of Lincolnshire’s manufacturing sector continues to rise. Here’s how we’re helping the industry to thrive.

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Our Manufacturing Support & Programmes

Learn about our manufacturing support programmes for businesses like yours.

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Greater Lincolnshire Engineering and Manufacturing (GLEAM) Network

The GLEAM Network aims to solve sector-wide challenges and establish a community for our region's manufacturing businesses.

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Greater Lincolnshire LEP Manufacturing Board

The manufacturing board co-ordinates, facilitates and oversees the delivery of action and investment plans for the sector.

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The Bridge

The Bridge Advanced Engineering R&D Centre is a collaborative scheme funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Greater Lincolnshire LEP and University of Lincoln.

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The Smart Manufacturing Data Hub

The Smart Manufacturing Data Hub (SMDH) supports small and medium-sized manufacturers to become more competitive by harnessing the power of data.

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Our manufacturing experts

  • Trevor Durant

    Manufacturing Adviser


Grant & Support Finder

The latest grants and support for your Manufacturing Business.

News & Blogs

The latest news, opinion and business talk from Business Lincolnshire for the Manufacturing Sector.


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Success Stories

Get inspired by local businesses who have achieved great things – with a little help from us!

Tools & Resources

View helpful tools & resources for the Manufacturing Sector.

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