Food and drink businesses invited to key event

date Thursday 20th June 2019

Herefordshire food and drink businesses are being invited to a key meeting which will help shape the region’s economic future. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership – the body responsible for driving economic growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – is drawing up a new Local Industrial Strategy for the region. The document will […]

Consultation starts on M54 M6 link road

Commuters, businesses and residents are invited to find out more about a planned multi-million pound scheme to provide an improved link between the M54 and the M6 starting next week. Highways England is hosting a six-week public consultation, where people can find out more about the proposals that will take about 22,000 vehicles a day from […]

Rallying call to county’s “world-class” businesses

A rallying call has gone out to Shropshire’s “world-class businesses” to bid for national recognition by entering the UK’s most prestigious award scheme. The Marches LEP joined forces with Anna Turner, the new Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, to host the Shropshire launch of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise last Thursday. LEP Chairman Graham Wynn OBE welcomed […]

Key workshop to support small business finance campaign

date Thursday 20th June 2019

Moves to help businesses across Herefordshire gain access to new sources of finance will take an important step forward at a special workshop next month. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership wants to bring together anyone with an interest in finance for small business to help it develop a strategy to raise awareness of the funding […]

Investment in region’s roads key to Marches economic growth

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP praises LEP for cross-border partnerships Dualling of the A5 and investment in the A49 and the M54/M6 link is vital if the economy of the Marches and the wider Midlands is to thrive. That was the message to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP when he attended an event hosted by […]

LEP launches plan to create more than 58,000 new jobs by 2038

More than 58,000 new jobs will be created across the Marches – and the economy grow by £8.7billion – under an ambitious new 20-year blueprint for success unveiled today. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership says an extra 5,200 new businesses will launch and 54,000 new homes be built as the region’s economy grows to £23.8 […]

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