Call for businesses to help make NHS ventilators

The government is looking for businesses who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the UK as part of its response to COVID-19. As well as manufacturers, it is looking for businesses with the following skills: design/specification rapid prototyping contract/product assembly certification/regulation/testing logistics medical training If you think your business can […]

Marches LEP delivers huge funding boost to schemes across the region

Schemes which could bring major economic benefits across the region have received a £240,000 boost from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The LEP – the business-led organisation responsible for driving growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – has invested the funding in a series of feasibility studies and a range of other […]

Marches LEP welcomes business help

The organisation charged with driving economic growth across the Marches today welcomed new measures to help business survive the coronavirus crisis – and pledged to do everything it can to ensure as much as the help as possible reached the region.

New appointments strengthen Marches LEP board

Two new directors have been appointed to the board of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, strengthening its top-level team. Dr Catherine Baxter and Christine Snell’s appointments were confirmed at the latest meeting of the LEP board following a region-wide recruitment process. Mandy Thorn, Marches LEP chair, said the appointments would bring new skills and expertise […]

Advice and support for flood affected businesses

Flood defences

If your business has been affected by the recent flooding in Herefordshire, Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin, there is financial, practical and emotional help available. The Government has announced a package of support for storm hit areas – read more here. For advice on how to plan, manage and recover from a flood, click here. Financial assistance […]

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 […]

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