Date lodged: 21 June 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many businesses have approached the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service; how many have received assistance; how many staff the service employs, and what its budget is.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 6 July 2017
The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service have dealt with 4,051 unique businesses since inception in December 2005. All of these businesses have received advice while some have progressed beyond this – producing 1,848 Business Improvement Projects and delivering over £218m in efficiency savings. The service currently employs 32 staff members and has an annual budget for external support of £500k.