New tourism strategy launched for Marches

A major new strategy to develop tourism and the visitor economy across the region has been launched by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. The Marches LEP Visitor Economy Strategy calls for a new partnership approach to promoting Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to develop a thriving, sustainable and enhanced tourism sector which will lead […]

Midlands regions join forces to showcase billions-of-pounds’ worth of investment opportunities

date Tuesday 10th March 2020

Midlands’ biggest players to address thousands of investors at world leading property investment show, MIPIM Public sector leaders from the Midlands set to unveil major plans at the event More than 85 private and public sector organisations from across the Midlands will showcase billions-of-pounds’ worth of investment opportunities, as part of the Midlands UK delegation […]

Work starts on speculative industrial scheme at Hortonwood West, Telford

Trebor Developments, with partner Hillwood, has appointed Morris Property as the main contractor to construct its speculative industrial unit in Telford. The land has been acquired through the Telford Land Deal, a joint collaboration between Telford and Wrekin Council, Homes England and the Marches LEP. The largest speculative industrial unit in the Telford area to […]

South Wye Transport Package – statements

Statements from The Marches LEP and Herefordshire Council on the South Wye Transport Package. Mandy Thorn MBE, Chair of the Marches LEP, said: “The South Wye Transport Package was allocated £27m of Government Growth Deal funding in 2017 via the Marches LEP. Government rules on how and when Growth Deal funding is spent are very […]

Work under way on world leading agri-tech hub

Work has got under way to create the infrastructure to support a world leading agri-tech research and innovation hub on the edge of Newport, ultimately supporting the creation of up to 950 jobs. Ni-Park is a key element of the Newport Innovation and Enterprise Package (‘NIEP’) which secured £6.36m funding from the Marches Local Enterprise […]

LEP Statement on NMITE

The Marches LEP fully recognises the transformative opportunity that NMITE offers to Hereford and the wider region. It has enthusiastically supported the project and its aims since its inception and backed a formal bid for Government funding. In the last nine months alone, the Marches LEP Board has approved £8m of public funding for NMITE, […]

Businesses helping to close skills gap

Employers across the country are stepping up their connections with schools and work with students to build job skills and prepare them for the world of work, according to new research published today. The Closing the Gap report by The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) highlights a significant increase in the level of business engagement […]

Enterprise Advisers wanted to inspire new generation

Inspirational businesspeople are being urged to sign up to a scheme to help develop world-class careers advice across the Marches’ schools and colleges. The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) and Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) wants more Enterprise Advisers across the region to help put opportunities with local employers at the heart of the education […]

Region’s £8million boost for business revealed

Businesses across the region have enjoyed an £8.6million growth dividend in the last three years thanks to the Marches Growth Hub, new figures have revealed.  And the region can expect another £30million shot in the arm over the next three years thanks to the work of the hub and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) support. […]

£1.5 million available for voluntary sector and small organisations to tackle unemployment from the European Social Fund

A new £1.5 million grants scheme has been launched to help unemployed people across the Marches build a brighter future. The ESF Community Grants scheme is supporting small and voluntary organisations with funding of between £5,000 and £20,000 for initiatives that will move unemployed people towards employment, training or back into education. The programme is […]

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