Case study: Ella Jones

Flying the flag for female Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) apprentices across Shropshire is 20-year-old Ella Jones. She’s a role-model for all those toying with the idea of undertaking an apprenticeship over a university degree course. Ella plumped for the former route after completing her A-Levels and has absolutely no regrets. She’s currently in […]

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 […]

Apprenticeships aim to drive-up sector specific skills

Businesses across the Marches are being encouraged to steer the next generation of talent by helping to drive-up sector specific skills through the recruitment of 3,000 apprentices. The call comes during National Apprenticeship Week and as part of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) continued investment in ensuring skilled and flexible workforces across Herefordshire, Shropshire […]

Why the LEP Board needs more women’s voices

Sonia Robers

Sonia Roberts, the chief executive of Shropshire charity Landau, has been a board member of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership for the past three years. Today she explains why she chose to give her precious time to the LEP – and why other women should do the same.

Midlands UK unveils highlights of its MIPIM event programme

Delegation involved in more than 40 events during the four-day event Midlands UK speakers to address thousands of potential investors The Ironbridge Power Station site, Hereford Enterprise Zone at Skylon Park and Newport’s new agri-tech focused business park are among £11 billion of investment opportunities from the Midlands being featured at the world’s leading real […]

Specialist manufacturer invests for growth

Catherine Bray, manufacturing growth manager, Andy Styles, of Heelman, and Caroline Cattle, MBIG programme manager

A family-owned manufacturing business which has operated in Ludlow since it was founded in 1982, has expanded its base so that it can better meet customer demand, drive operational efficiencies, improve the working environment and create new jobs thanks to two grants supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

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