Issue details

Approval to Proceed: Made Smarter Adoption Programme

It is recommended that Cabinet:


  1. Note the benefits and opportunities that the Made Smarter Adoption business support programme will bring to Surrey-based businesses in the manufacturing sector. The programme supports manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the provision of impartial advice and guidance from digital technology specialists, leadership development programmes, and match-funded grants up to £20K for the adoption of new technologies.


  1. Approve the council taking on the Accountable Body role for this regional programme.


  1. Endorse the proposed approach to partnership working, collaboration, and co-design with other regional partners.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/05/2024

Decision due: 25 Jun 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Economic Growth

Lead director: Executive Director Environment, Infrastructure and Growth

Contact: Patricia Huertas, Head of Economic Programmes and Localities Email:


Consultation and agreement from the other Upper Tier Local Authorities in the South East region.