Leeds City Region Supply Chain Programme

Providing Strategic Supply Chain Support to companies in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Supply Chain sector with grant funding available.


The LCR Supply Chain Programme is a business support programme, funded by the ERDF and delivered by the University of Huddersfield. It provides strategic supply chain support to SMEs and associated services, in the manufacturing sector, to improve business performance and growth.

The LCR Supply Chain Programme looks to develop current supply chains by helping businesses; enter a new sector, move up a tier in a supply chain, open new opportunities in customer supply chains and establish reshoring opportunities. Other key focus areas include, but are not exclusive of, cost, innovation, sustainability, diversification and technology adoption.

The programme comprises a friendly team of manufacturing & commercial experts who can provide a Business & Supply Chain Management Diagnostic, 12-hour free support to improve business productivity and efficiency, and where appropriate, can provide grants to help towards project implementation, introduce specialists and a wide range of resources to ensure you receive the best possible support and advice.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for support, your business must be a small or medium sized manufacturing enterprise (SME), including micro-businesses, or provide services to the manufacturing sector, have a trading address in the Leeds City Region and be registered with Companies House. A SME is defined as:

  • Having fewer than 250 (full-time equivalent) employees
  • Turnover less than £45 million OR a balance sheet value less than £40 million.
  • Not being part of a larger group of companies, taking it over these thresholds.

Please note, the programme also supports cooperatives and charities, as long as they are creating economic activity and are similarly, registered with the government bodies.

How to apply

For further details, or to apply, get in touch:

Web: www.supplychainlcr.co.uk

Email: supplychain.info@hud.ac.uk

Tel: 01484 505640

(Please note this number is currently unavailable due to current circumstances and the team working remotely)

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