Oswestry set for jobs and housing boost as £9.3m government funding secured

New jobs and housing could soon be on the way in Oswestry thanks to the efforts of a number of local, regional and national organisations, who are working together to deliver potential housing and employment land developments in Shropshire’s second largest market town. Led by Shropshire Council, the work involves Homes England, Highways England, The […]

Women urged to help build vibrant future for region

The region’s leading businesswomen have been urged to join the drive to build a vibrant economy for the Marches for years to come. Marches Local Enterprise Partnership director Gill Hamer called on women to step forward and help shape the economic future of the area by applying for two vacancies on the LEP board. Her […]

Case Study: Arctic Circle Ltd

Qualified and serving apprentices at a leading manufacturing company in Hereford are urging women and girls to brush aside their fears and pursue a STEM career. The call comes during National Apprenticeship Week and in the wake of new data which shows girls in England are substantially less likely to consider taking science, technology, engineering […]

Battery business charges up for growth

A Telford-based battery pack manufacturer and distributor which was formed by industry specialists in 2010, will increase its capacity, operational efficiency, productivity and workforce following a period of sustained growth which has enabled it to successfully secure a grant from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The grant, worth £80,000, is part of the Marches […]

Why the LEP Board needs more women’s voices

Sonia Robers

Sonia Roberts, the chief executive of Shropshire charity Landau, has been a board member of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership for the past three years. Today she explains why she chose to give her precious time to the LEP – and why other women should do the same.

Midlands UK unveils highlights of its MIPIM event programme

Delegation involved in more than 40 events during the four-day event Midlands UK speakers to address thousands of potential investors The Ironbridge Power Station site, Hereford Enterprise Zone at Skylon Park and Newport’s new agri-tech focused business park are among £11 billion of investment opportunities from the Midlands being featured at the world’s leading real […]

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