Government Bounce Back Loan Scheme open for applications

Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announcement on 27 April, I’m writing to inform you that the Bounce Back Loan (BBL) Scheme opens for applications from today. Delivered by lenders accredited by the British Business Bank for this scheme, Bounce Back Loans target small and micro businesses in all sectors, …

Local Manufacturer Receives Orders for Essential Products

Dymond Engineering and Metal Products in Barnstaple remains open for business during the COVID19 lockdown, being able to maintain social distancing discipline and the recommended hygiene practices across the site. Since the lockdown we have been involved with a number of orders for essential goods. These included urgently needed powder …

SWMAS Barometer Survey results are in!

National Manufacturing Barometer Survey (Special Focus: COVID-19 Contingency Plans) MANUFACTURING SECTOR NEEDS URGENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT AMID CORONAVIRUS CRISIS The latest Manufacturing Barometer highlights a need for accelerated Government support as SME businesses go into steep decline.  Small to medium-sized (SME) manufacturers are calling for greater and faster financial support from …