Businesses across the Marches are being urged to have their input into a new strategic plan to help unlock millions of pounds of future investment in the region.
£3.5 billion plan to revolutionise rail network 16 more trains running in to and out of Shropshire and Herefordshire each day, 736 in total across network New regular, direct services from Telford, Wellington and Shrewsbury to London, as well as more frequent links to Wolverhampton and Birmingham More frequent services between Hereford, Ledbury and Birmingham, […]
Communities in the Marches could benefit from grants worth more than £1 million to help get more people into work, it was revealed today. The European Social Fund’s new Community Grants Programme will see funding of up to £20,000 given to organisations to help support unemployed people through packages of training and support. The Education […]
Two Marches towns are set to benefit from the new Town Deals announced by Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP. Telford and Hereford are among 100 places being invited to develop proposals for a new generation of multi-million-pound Town Deals. The towns eligible for support from the £3.6 billion Towns Fund include places […]
An award-winning, family-owned, brewery which was formed by a former Guinness brewer almost 35 years ago, has completed a major expansion project and created an additional five jobs following receipt of a £100k Marches Building Investment Grant, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Wye Valley Brewery has extended an existing building at its […]
Businesses across the Marches which export and import have been urged to make sure their paperwork is up to date ahead of Brexit. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is urging any companies which move goods into or out of the country to make sure they have an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number. […]
The new energy champion for the Marches has pledged to help develop innovative solutions to create a sustainable power network for the region which helps drive growth. Energy expert Tim Yair says the region must overcome shortcomings with the National Grid electrical supply, cut carbon emissions, increase renewable energy sources and cut fuel poverty over […]
Two leading businesswomen have joined the board of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership after a comprehensive recruitment process. Ruth Shepherd and Sara Williams were officially appointed to the LEP’s leadership team at its latest board meeting this week. Ruth is the founding director of Results Communications Ltd, a consultation and communications consultancy based in Whitchurch, […]
Herefordshire will be home to the UK’s leading centre of excellence in cyber security – a £9m state-of-the-art hub supporting innovation and industry in the sector.
The search has begun for a new business leader to help drive economic growth across the region.