Business Growth Workshops available for Marches businesses

August 18, 2014

Business Growth Workshops for Manufacturing SMEs Introducing Advanced Services to your Business Model
Are you a Manufacturing SME located in the West Midlands?
Fully funded – coaching and support

Two day or one day workshops are available to West Midlands based manufacturing SMEs who wish to add services to their products in order to grow and increase the value of their product.
Benefits of adding services

  • Gives your company a competitive edge
  • Strengthens the relationship with customers
  • A greater understanding of your customers’ needs

The workshop gives you access to

  • Tools and techniques for refreshing your business strategy
  • Support to develop an action plan for you and your senior management team, to take you forward
  • Follow-on support from experts to help you transform and grow your business
  • A minimum of 12 hours of face-to-face support (spread over two days)

Case Study – Haigh Engineering completed the workshop. Read about their experience here
Date of forthcoming workshops
Venue: Maple House, Central Birmingham (venues nearer to your company offices can be arranged).
September 25th & 26th
November 11th & 12th
For more information, visit and to reserve a place, please contact Jill Forrest on 0121 204 3249,
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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: | email:

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

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