Flaxmill gets funding boost as restoration enters final phase

Third and final phase of Main Mill and Kiln restoration at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings begins Project boosted by £1 million contribution from Shropshire Council Shropshire Council committed funds in 2010, to be given in the later stage of the project The current restoration programme will completed by summer 2021 The restoration of the world’s oldest […]

Consultation launched on Freeports across the UK

Organisations across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin can have their say on Government plans to open up up to ten new Freeports across the UK. A consultation has been launched setting out the Government’s vision for Freeports, with the aim of announcing the location of the new zones at the end of this year […]

Neenton gets New Year’s ultrafast broadband boost

A small village in the heart of Shropshire has been given the gift of ultrafast speed broadband for 2020 thanks to the Connecting Shropshire programme. Connecting Shropshire and Airband have today announced that Airband’s ultrafast fibre network is now live in Neenton. Many houses in Neenton, near Bridgnorth, have suffered with connection speeds of less […]

New tourism strategy launched for Marches

A major new strategy to develop tourism and the visitor economy across the region has been launched by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. The Marches LEP Visitor Economy Strategy calls for a new partnership approach to promoting Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to develop a thriving, sustainable and enhanced tourism sector which will lead […]

Midlands regions join forces to showcase billions-of-pounds’ worth of investment opportunities

date Tuesday 10th March 2020

Midlands’ biggest players to address thousands of investors at world leading property investment show, MIPIM Public sector leaders from the Midlands set to unveil major plans at the event More than 85 private and public sector organisations from across the Midlands will showcase billions-of-pounds’ worth of investment opportunities, as part of the Midlands UK delegation […]

Work starts on speculative industrial scheme at Hortonwood West, Telford

Trebor Developments, with partner Hillwood, has appointed Morris Property as the main contractor to construct its speculative industrial unit in Telford. The land has been acquired through the Telford Land Deal, a joint collaboration between Telford and Wrekin Council, Homes England and the Marches LEP. The largest speculative industrial unit in the Telford area to […]

South Wye Transport Package – statements

Statements from The Marches LEP and Herefordshire Council on the South Wye Transport Package. Mandy Thorn MBE, Chair of the Marches LEP, said: “The South Wye Transport Package was allocated £27m of Government Growth Deal funding in 2017 via the Marches LEP. Government rules on how and when Growth Deal funding is spent are very […]

Work under way on world leading agri-tech hub

Work has got under way to create the infrastructure to support a world leading agri-tech research and innovation hub on the edge of Newport, ultimately supporting the creation of up to 950 jobs. Ni-Park is a key element of the Newport Innovation and Enterprise Package (‘NIEP’) which secured £6.36m funding from the Marches Local Enterprise […]

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 […]

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