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The Marches LEP Projects

Grants worth up to £20,000 are available for eligible businesses...

National Grid Electricity Distribution and EA Technology are using the Marches Energy Fund to install monitoring equipment into 200 Low..

Herefordshire Low Carbon Technology Centre is an £1.5m project which includes £1.2m of Marches LEP Funding...

Hereford Enterprise Zone Infrastructure is an £8.491m project which includes £5.432m of Local Growth Funds...

A £557k project, including £424k from the Local Growth Fund, to support investment in infrastructure, hardware and software to improve..

Bishop's Castle Workspace is a £366k project which includes £256k of Local Growth Funds...

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Who we are

The Marches LEP provides clarity and speedy governance whilst embracing a wide degree of expert opinion and knowledge.

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Our priorities:

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Business Growth

Creating an exceptional business growth environment through access to finance and incentives to innovate.

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Skills Development

Supporting employers to develop themselves and their workforce and to provide employment opportunities.

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Infrastructure and Places

It’s our mission to provide an infrastructure framework fit for tomorrow’s business needs.

What we offer

The Marches provides an outstanding business environment, offering both employers and staff the best of work and home life.

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Our vision

Together, we are developing a vibrant regional economy, putting business at the heart of our work and removing the barriers to growth through investment in our key projects.

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Our economy

Our economic strategy combines our vision and values with a clear plan towards achieving our ambitions for significant growth by 2038.

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The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has now ceased trading and transferred all its functions to Shropshire Council working with Telford & Wrekin Council and Herefordshire Council, in line with the UK Government's plans for devolution.

The Marches LEP was established in 2011 and hands over an impressive legacy from its 13-year life. In that time the LEP invested over £196m in projects across the Marches, securing in excess of £100m of match funding and supported more than 66,000 business interactions.

The schemes supported have made tangible differences to local communities, increasing skills, creating jobs and improving the physical appearance of many towns.

We would like to thank all the LEP Board Members who have given their time freely over the life of the LEP, as well as all the staff who worked for the LEP over the years. We also want to thank our delivery partners, local education providers and local, regional and national stakeholders who helped us achieve so much.

The Marches Growth Hub will continue to support businesses and will be managed by Shropshire Council, supported by Telford and Wrekin and Herefordshire Councils. Each of the three Local Authorities will also continue to provide direct business support locally. Details of this support will be available through the Marches Growth Hub website and from the Local Authorities directly. Website: www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk | email: enquiries@marchesgrowthhub.co.uk.

The Marches Careers Hub will continue to be delivered and will be managed by Shropshire Council, supported by Telford & Wrekin and Herefordshire Councils. Website: www.marchescareershub.co.uk | email: info@marchescareershub.co.uk

For any queries about Getting Building Fund (GBF), Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Marches Investment Fund (MIF) projects supported by the Marches LEP please contact: gary.spence@shropshire.gov.uk

For any finance queries please contact: michelle.hodgkiss@shropshire.gov.uk

The solvent liquidation of the Marches LEP is being managed by the Evelyn Partners Limited. For any matter related to this please contact: Camilla.Mulholland@evelyn.com

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