The country’s Local Enterprise Partnerships have a ‘vital role’ to play in the UK’s economic future after Brexit, the Prime Minister has said.
An expanding electrical specialist says moving to new purpose-built offices on Hereford Enterprise Zone has helped future-proof its business. Electrical engineer Melcon says the move – which took just ten months from first inquiry to moving in – has already allowed it to take on a new member of staff with further expansion planned for […]
Automotive companies from across the region are being urged to put their names forward for a special trade visit to the home of the world’s motor industry. The Midlands Engine is staging the visit to Detroit, the original Motor City and still home to nearly 85 per cent of the world’s major car and parts […]
An online survey has been launched to give every business across the region a voice in its economic development.
ESF Skills Support for Employees project extended to March 2019 The Skills Support for Employees project providing fully funded workforce training for micro businesses and SMEs has been extended until the end of March 2019. An additional £750k has been awarded to continue the contract with £500k for Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. The training, […]
A new European Social Fund bidding round is due to be announced which will make around £15m ESF funding available to invest in employment and skills and social inclusion in the Marches LEP area.
New proposals for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to supercharge economic growth and drive forward investment in local businesses across the country have been put forward by Government ministers.
Businesses across The Marches looking to revamp their buildings to facilitate growth are being urged to take advantage of a grant scheme supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as soon as possible in order to complete their build projects before the scheme’s conclusion in June 2019. The Marches Building Investment Grant (MBIG) was […]
The publication of the Government’s Midlands Engine Strategy marks an important moment for the region. Since the Midlands Engine formed over a year ago, it has been engaging with stakeholders across the region to identify the best opportunities to boost economic growth in the Midlands for the benefit of Britain.
SME manufacturers have been given a major boost this week with news that a new £9.7m business support initiative is officially live and looking to support over 3000 companies.