Hundreds attend annual conference of Marches LEP Skills

Almost 200 people attended the annual conference of the Marches LEP to hear how the region is meeting the challenges of growing its economy. The event heard from a panel of experts, including speakers from Jaguar Land Rover, West Mercia Police and BT, on issues such as skills, connectivity and cyber security. The conference, held […]

Employment engagement seminar

date Monday 23rd May 2016

Employee Engagement is more than having a motivated workforce and job satisfaction, it is about having a commitment to the values of the business/organisation as well as a desire and willingness to help and support colleagues. A  short seminar at the Marches Growth Hub Shropshire enables business owners to readily understand the benefits to all of […]

Marches LEP Annual Report launched

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has unveiled its 2016 Annual Report. Launched at the Marches LEP Annual Conference yesterday (April 27), the 20 page report gives an update on the Marches economy and an overview of the LEP programme of work. The report can be downloaded below:      

£11m of EU funding available for business support

Organisations across the Marches are being invited to apply for a share of more than £11 million of European funding for schemes which will provide support to businesses. Applications are being invited for projects focused on research and innovation, business competitiveness, the low carbon economy and environment and resource efficiency. The four themes have been […]

Grants available for energy efficiency measures

date Thursday 14th April 2016

Organisations are being invited to learn more about new schemes which will offer grants for energy efficiency measures and business support at an event in Telford. The briefing at the Marches Growth Hub, Telford, on April 14 will focus on how the recently launched Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) and the Built Environment Climate Change […]

Midlands Engine fuelled by Budget

More than £250million is to  fuel the ambitions of the ‘Midlands Engine for Growth’. The Midlands Engine  is a regional partnership between business, local authorities, skills and training providers, universities, 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships, including the Marches LEP , community and voluntary groups, and others to promote greater collaboration, to grow the economy. By 2030 the […]

Midlands comes together to win £14bn of investment

The Midlands has today set out its stall to win £14 billion from global investors as part of its plan to turn itself into one of the world’s leading regional economies. Never before has the Midlands come together on such a large scale in order to attract investment, with 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) uniting […]

Encouraging Apprenticeships

Building a skilled workforce, fit for the future, is crucial to employers in The Marches. The Marches LEP and Marches Growth Hub commissioned a short film to mark National Apprenticeship Week, aimed at encouraging employers to consider apprenticeship schemes. Encouraging Apprenticeships hears from Keiran Ross, Alex Hall, and Ali Kerr – who all have something […]

Deal could create 8,500 jobs

Up to 2,800 homes could be built and 8,500 jobs created thanks to a new deal which will see Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) land in Telford sold, with the receipts generated invested locally and across the wider Marches region. Telford & Wrekin Council announced (March 3 2016)  it was poised to seal the land […]

Public asked for views on bus station redevelopment

Plans for the redevelopment of Telford’s Bus Station are to go on show next week, with a three-day public exhibition taking place in Telford Shopping Centre as part of a wider public consultation. Members of the public are being invited to view the plans for a new, modern bus station, which will be part-funded via […]

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