We were interested to read the following articles, published this month by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce regarding the re-launch of the Manufacturing Advisory Service. “The new manufacturing advisory service (MAS) is now available to all manufacturing businesses in England. The new service, which offers 5 levels of support including grant funding, aims to play a key role in providing advice to businesses to help them grow, with a particular focus on small and medium sized businesses. To find out more about the programme visit the MAS website http://www.mymas.org/ or call and advisor on 0845 658 9600.” The Chamber Magazine also goes on to outline the possible ISO Funding for manufacturers: “Companies that manufacture may qualify for a grant of up to 50%, to a maximum of £3, 000 towards achieving ISO 9001 (Quality Standard) and /or ISO 14001 (Environmental Standard) through level 4 consultancy of the manufacturing advisory service http://www.mymas.org/services for more details contact MAS registered consultant. These can be identified by entering your postcode at http://www.masdirectory.org/mas/manufacturer/index.php ” Those companies looking to implement an IT infrastructure to support their ISO systems and procedures, would do well to evaluate Merlin Business Software and its fully integrated Production Control and Shop Floor Data Collection modules. Call the Merlin Team today for more information on our Production Control Solutions.