Sustainable energy plan launched for Marches

The new energy champion for the Marches has pledged to help develop innovative solutions to create a sustainable power network for the region which helps drive growth. Energy expert Tim Yair says the region must overcome shortcomings with the National Grid electrical supply, cut carbon emissions, increase renewable energy sources and cut fuel poverty over […]

New faces strengthen LEP Board

Two leading businesswomen have joined the board of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership after a comprehensive recruitment process. Ruth Shepherd and Sara Williams were officially appointed to the LEP’s leadership team at its latest board meeting this week. Ruth is the founding director of Results Communications Ltd, a consultation and communications consultancy based in Whitchurch, […]

Midlands Engine Investment Fund reaches £50million milestone

£250million Midlands Engine Investment Fund hits £50million milestone Government-backed initiative has made over 150 investments in the region’s businesses West Midlands firms benefit, with Birmingham-based Rent Chief being one of the latest businesses to receive investment £50million has been injected into the region’s firms with the support of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). Revealed at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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