Web Exclusive | September 2016
UK scheme to boost textile sector
The UK has launched a programme to support its textile sector. The programme is aimed at businesses within the textiles sector and covers manufacturers from carpets to clothing, as well as industry suppliers, such as textile machinery manufacturers and designers. It supports businesses in accessing finance and grants, and practical help with exporting and websites.
A combination of capital and revenue grants are available for projects related to new or improved premises, plant, machinery, equipment, energy efficiency, workforce training, research and development and products.
The Textiles Growth Program has been launched focused on Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire where the UK’s historic textile and clothing sector and home ware manufacturing is concentrated to support capital projects, skills training and research and development.