METALL Funding Webinar: The changing landscape of the Manufacturing sector

In it’s report on the impact of COVID-19 and Brexit on the UK economy published last year, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) cited that the Manufacturing sector was considered the most exposed to Brexit. This is due to the increase in tariffs and Non Tariff Barriers and the impact it will have on supply chains which are often deeply integrated with the EU.

Following the ongoing COVID pandemic issues and the end of the Brexit transition period, manufacturing businesses have faced additional cash flow pressures. Whether you’re looking to expand, purchase more equipment or pivot in the market place, funding opportunities have changed.

METALL Funding Webinar

At our next METALL webinar, we will cover the current funding landscape for manufacturing and engineering businesses.

Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021
Time: 12.00-1.00
Delivery: Zoom (registration required)

Register for the METALL Funding Panel

Can’t attend live? Register anyway and we will send you the recording.

Topics covered

  • How funding need and availability has changed over the past 18 months
  • The current landscape of funding opportunities beyond traditional lending
  • What lenders want to see when applying for funding
  • Improving your credit score and making yourself more attractive to lenders
  • What grant funding is currently available for innovative businesses
  • Changes to European grant funding
  • Signposting for grant and lending opportunities


Nicola has over 20 years experience in business support, having managed a number of UK Government contracts for Biotechnology, Creative & Digital and Food & Drink Industry within her career. During Nicola’s career she managed the Grant for Business Investment delivery in Yorkshire & the Humber and brings a wealth of knowledge on how to successfully apply for grant funding.

  • Marcus Batson, Senior Partnership Manager, Capitalise

Marcus is a Senior Partnership Manager at Capitalise. Capitalise helps businesses find the finance they need from over 100 institutional and fintech lenders throughout the UK.


METALL is a well established forum for manufacturing, engineering and technology businesses in the geographical area stretching from South Surrey down to the South Coast and encompassing the Gatwick Diamond.

The aim is to bring together businesses in these three complementary sectors to help them share best practice,  network with each other, signpost growth opportunities and have the opportunity to attend thought-provoking presentations and discuss issues affecting business.

The METALL events are sponsored and ran by sector specialists Carpenter Box, DMH Stallard and Coast to Capital.

If you have any questions about this webinar please get in touch with one of our team on 01903 234094.