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End of an Era?

On November 30th 2015 the Business Growth Service stopped the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and the Growth Accelerator.
Both programmes provided funded assistance driving growth and improvements. CIF have delivered on both programme, MAS for over ten years.  Businesses still need to make the gains that these programmes offered so CIF are still able to deliver bespoke programmes to suit your needs. Please call us to discuss

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Moving upwards and onwards!

After two years in the Nova Centre, Colin and Graham have relocated to one of the Innovation Centres on Keele University.  The Nova Centre provided us with a perfect location when we first established the business. The farmhouse was a quirky yet functional space with easy access to the superb facilities of the Sustainability Hub.

We now occupy 2nd floor office space in IC1 and whilst the views are not quite as good, the facilities are excellent.

We would like to thank Lucy, Kylie and Rosie  for looking after us so well and recommend the Nova Centre to anybody just setting out on their own.

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Ceramics 2013

CIF is pleased to announce that we are sponsoring Ceramics 2013 here in Stoke on Trent. The event is a showcase of design innovation in all its forms, from the design of patterns and ware to the innovation that goes into the design of products, processes and technologies.

We are looking forward to meeting delegates and to present how CIF can help develop great people and processes as part of their design innovation.

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Introducing the Diversis Group

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The drive for Continuous Improvement within an organisation inevitably focuses on the business processes and the waste that can be eliminated from those processes. At CIF we specialise in delivering process improvement through teamwork, be it at board level or shoplevel. Crucially,we recognise that sustainable change in performance can only be achieved when the right people with the right skillsets and attitudes are engaged in the improvement.    

PEOPLE + PROCESS = PERFORMANCE.  Whenever you challenge the processes of an organisation, you will always find PEOPLE issues. Have you got enough? Have you got too many? Are they engaged? Are they trained? Are they motivated?

At CIF, we know that improvements can be impeded when clients approach HR activities too traditionally. This in turn has highlighted the importance of being able to provide complementary HR skills in order to deliver sustainable improvements.

CIF is delighted to announced that they are to join forces with MPCG to create a unique service that combines their process and people expertise. The new service will be named Diversis Group. The collaboration with MPCG provides local, high quality expertise that rivals many of the UK’s larger business consultancies.


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Because there is no funding anymore !

Well that's not quite true, but it can be very difficult to find it ! There are many sources and we have focussed on just a few of them here. Click through to our online guide and we'll take you straight to the relevent web pages .

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