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, […]

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 jobs at Telford estates management firm thanks to grant help

A Telford-based estates management company which operates across the country is expanding after receiving help from a grant programme supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. Halesfield-based Spacecare received just over £7,000 from the Marches Building Investment Grant (MBIG) to create new offices at its headquarters in a move which has also created two new […]

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