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Sharing in Growth (SiG)

Access to Markets

Impact for scaleups


In contracts won, equivalent to 7,000 high-value jobs


Employees from 63 businesses trained


Business coaches and global experts

Key sectors

Engineering / Advanced Engineering Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing

Action through supply chains

The contribution of Sharing in Growth (SiG) to UK aerospace companies has been recognised by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy which has agreed a further round of funding that will extend its support until 2023.

Since 2013 SiG has helped aerospace supply chain companies to improve their productivity and competitiveness and be better placed to win a share of continued growth in the global aerospace market. As a result companies on the programme have secured more than £4 billion in contracts – equivalent to 7,000 high-value jobs.

The targeted support comes from SIG’s 100-strong team of business coaches as well as a network of global experts including the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing, Deloitte and the National Physical Laboratory. Backed by aerospace prime customers including Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Airbus and Boeing, SiG has delivered more than 3 million hours of support to 63 companies, helping to skill up around 11,000 employees.

SiG focuses on creating competitive capability by developing the people and the processes they use. As fast-growing companies need access to knowledge, expertise and coaching to move through their stage of growth, each programme reflects detailed knowledge of the individual business context and is delivered on site. Tailored support lasts up to four years, is scaled to a company’s ambition and recognises that the needs of a smaller, evolving company are vastly different from a multi-site corporate.


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