A Lincoln innovations and industrial services company is one of the county’s most recent SMEs to sign up to Lincolnshire County Council’s free supply chain development and growth programme.
Applied Materials Technology (AMT) joined SUPPLY Lincolnshire after meeting with a programme advisor as a result of a third party recommendation.
Robin Young, Director of Applied Materials Technology, said:
After learning about SUPPLY Lincolnshire and the support they offer, we thought AMT could really benefit from their knowledge and expertise.
The difficulty we face is that we have a large number of products and services available to the markets which cross many market sectors. Our main issue is that, because we’re a team of science academics, we aren’t experts in marketing and sales generation. For this reason, we thought SUPPLY could help us reduce the number of products and services we offer so we can focus on the most strategic and profitable ones.
Established in 1995, Applied Materials Technology strives to add value by testing and demonstrating feasibility of new ideas, then moving on towards market if they meet client needs. Among the services offered are vacuum engineering, analytical services, laser applications, specialist plating and bio sciences.
Over the next few months, we hope to make the most of the partners and sales expert SUPLY Lincolnshire has put us in touch with as a way of growing the business and developing a specific marketing strategy. We also hope to build relationships with other local businesses and get our services directly supplied to them.
Nicolas Garnier, Project Manager for SUPPLY Lincolnshire, commented:
Now that AMT is officially signed on, our aim will be to not only provide them with the knowledge needed to enhance their business, but to also help them win new business, seek out new opportunities and create contacts within the Lincolnshire business community.
Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said:
We’re thrilled about Applied Materials Technology joining SUPPLY Lincolnshire and hope that their participation attracts even more firms from throughout the county to find out more about the support SUPPLY Lincolnshire can offer at absolutely no cost.
In partnership with Procurement Lincolnshire and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Lincolnshire County Council successfully secured £251,000 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to help stimulate the Lincolnshire economy by developing and supporting supply chains within the county’s key sectors.