Move to Enterprise Zone ‘future-proofs’ expanding business

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 […]

Extension to Employees Support in Skills project

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, […]

Countdown commences on commercial premises funding scheme

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 […]

Firing up the Midlands Engine

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.

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