LEP Statement on NMITE

The Marches LEP fully recognises the transformative opportunity that NMITE offers to Hereford and the wider region. It has enthusiastically supported the project and its aims since its inception and backed a formal bid for Government funding. In the last nine months alone, the Marches LEP Board has approved £8m of public funding for NMITE, […]

Businesses helping to close skills gap

Employers across the country are stepping up their connections with schools and work with students to build job skills and prepare them for the world of work, according to new research published today. The Closing the Gap report by The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) highlights a significant increase in the level of business engagement […]

Enterprise Advisers wanted to inspire new generation

Inspirational businesspeople are being urged to sign up to a scheme to help develop world-class careers advice across the Marches’ schools and colleges. The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) and Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) wants more Enterprise Advisers across the region to help put opportunities with local employers at the heart of the education […]

Region’s £8million boost for business revealed

Businesses across the region have enjoyed an £8.6million growth dividend in the last three years thanks to the Marches Growth Hub, new figures have revealed.  And the region can expect another £30million shot in the arm over the next three years thanks to the work of the hub and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) support. […]

£1.5 million available for voluntary sector and small organisations to tackle unemployment from the European Social Fund

A new £1.5 million grants scheme has been launched to help unemployed people across the Marches build a brighter future. The ESF Community Grants scheme is supporting small and voluntary organisations with funding of between £5,000 and £20,000 for initiatives that will move unemployed people towards employment, training or back into education. The programme is […]

£9m cyber centre on track for 2020 opening

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 when construction completes on site in 2020. Herefordshire Council Leader David Hitchiner and Herefordshire Enterprise Zone Chairman Andrew Manning Cox were among a group of councillors and business representatives […]

New £3 million fund available to help young people realise their potential

More than £3 million is available across the Marches for projects which help young people overcome barriers to education and work. The European Social Fund is making the cash available for programmes in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin which help people aged 15-24 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or who […]

Q&A with Tim Yair, Regional Senior Energy Projects Officer

The Marches Energy Strategy funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), recognises the way that energy is generated and consumed in the UK is changing and the challenges that will need to be faced. The current energy infrastructure is already at capacity in many areas and this presents both a threat to […]

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