Close Asset Finance and the Engineering
and Machinery Alliance (EAMA) have teamed up again to produce
another guide of tips and checklists for UK manufacturers
and related companies.
The 30-page EAMA Handbook covers subjects
stretching from money and employment matters to exporting,
skills development and grants. The aim as the publishers
say on the front cover is to “help manufacturers make
it in the UK”.
As well as giving some basic practical pointers
from experts in their field (e.g. on R&D tax credits
and employment contracts), the handbook signposts sources
of support and guidance such as Train to Gain and the local
contacts for the Manufacturing Advisory Service and Business
Link so that firms have a completer picture of their entitlements.
Close Asset and EAMA produced their original
guide in 2004. The tax, grants and business support infrastructures
have changed so deeply in the last four years that they
had to start afresh to bring the guide up-to-date
Headings such as ‘Pay the taxman less
when you invest’, ‘Points to help keep you in
charge when you wish to raise finance’ and ‘Developing
your people’ point out the benefits that can come
with certain courses of action.
The book is also a useful reference work as
it lists support agencies around the country including,
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Copies can be obtained free of charge from
Close Asset Finance (SGee@closeasset.co.uk)
or EAMA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
Close Asset Finance: Steven Gee, Mobile 07733 110 126
EAMA: Rupert Hodges 020 7298 6450; Mobile: 07939 722 447
- EAMA comprises the following associations:
British Automation and Robot Association; British Turned
Part Manufacturers Association; British Plastics Federation;
British Paper Machinery Suppliers Association; Confederation
of British Metalforming; Gauge and Toolmakers Association;
Manufacturing Technologies Association; Printing, Papermaking
and Converting Suppliers Association; Processing and Packaging