Businesses invited to Queen’s Awards for Enterprise launch in Herefordshire

April 11, 2019
Queen's Award

Businesses are being invited to a launch event in Herefordshire to learn more about how winning one of the UK’s most prestigious awards can benefit their companies.
The Queen’s Awards Committee Members invite you to St Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree on Wednesday May 8 to hear from the High Sheriff of Herefordshire, Major Patrick Darling and two 2019 Queen’s Awards winners to find out more about the application process for the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.
The event is free to attend and will start at 5pm with the presenters sharing their experiences with you, from their submission to receiving the Award and the positive impact it has had on their companies.
This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to learn about the benefits of taking part in the Awards. With entries judged solely on merit, there is a very wide variety of enterprises which can enter and win, with companies varying in size from large international companies to small businesses with just a couple of employees.
Previous winners have said that the award had brought added commercial value to their business and delivered new business opportunities.
Find out more and book your place
5.00 pm Networking / Refreshments
5.30 pm Major Patrick Darling – Caradoc Estate Welcome and Introductions
5.35 pm Mr Mike Keel – CEO of St Michael’s Hospice
5.45 pm Speaker – Winner of a 2019 Queen’s Award for Innovation
6.00 pm Speaker – Winner of a 2019 Queen’s Award for International Trade
6.15 pm Questions & Answers
6.25 pm Closing remarks by Vice Lord Lieutenant
6.30 pm Close

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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:

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