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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

£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 […]

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