Marches LEP to stage Business Recovery Week

REGISTER FOR OUR LAUNCH EVENT ON OCTOBER 12 2020 TODAY! A week of activity focused on helping businesses in the region recover from the devastating impact of the coronavirus lockdown is to be staged by The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).  The LEP – the business-led body responsible for driving economic growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire […]

Employers urged to sign up for Kickstart scheme

Employers across the Marches are being urged to sign up to an innovative new scheme to help young people into work as part of Britain’s Covid-19 recovery effort. Businesses are now able to register to be part of the landmark £2 billion Kickstart scheme offering youngsters aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit a six-month […]

Agri-robotics start-up raises £250k from MEIF for revolutionary system to improve crop yields

A Shropshire start-up which aims to use cutting-edge technologies to help farmers improve crop yields has raised £250,000 from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). The funding will allow Earth Rover to launch its first product, a ‘crop scouting’ system which […]

Business broadband scheme a ‘major help’ in Covid-19 recovery

A scheme which helps businesses across the Marches access high-speed broadband could be a major factor in their recovery from the coronavirus lockdown, a business leader says. Mandy Thorn, chair of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, says businesses could receive up to £25,000 to upgrade their internet connection and ensure they have the connectivity needed […]

New Deputy Chair announced at Marches LEP

Long-standing Marches LEP board member Sonia Roberts has been named as the new deputy chair of the partnership, which is tasked with growing the regional economy in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Mrs Roberts has served as the community and voluntary sector champion on the Local Enterprise Partnership Board since 2015 and also chairs […]

Ground-breaking digital skills programme backed by leading global employers to prevent a lost generation

A new digital and personal skills programme has been launched to help young people make the transition from education to employment. Backed by leading global employers, FastFutures will help tens of thousands of young people each year to develop vital workplace skills and help them to secure employment at a time when internships and work […]

Herefordshire businesses sought for Chamber role

Two Herefordshire businesses are being sought to join Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce’s Area Council in Herefordshire. The chamber says it is particularly keen to hear from businesses in the agriculture, construction, retail or tourism sectors but would welcome applications from any interested members. A spokesman said the area council met six times a […]

Roadmap for COVID-19 recovery

The Government’s roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis has been published today. The 60 page document describes the progress the UK has made to date in tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and sets out the plans for moving to the next phase of its response to […]

Survey shows scale of coronavirus impact on business

A major survey of businesses across the Marches has revealed the full scale of the impact coronavirus is having on the region’s economy. Nearly 98 per cent of the 400 businesses who have so far responded to the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership survey say their business has been hit – with many revealing how they […]

£50,000 grant funding for innovation projects

Businesses could help boost the UK’s resilience to the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak and similar situations in the future, as a result of new £20 million government fund. Apply here. Grants of up to £50,000 will be available to technology and research-focussed businesses to develop new ways of working and help build resilience […]

Are you sure?

Logout ×

Login to The Marches LEP

Lost Password