A quick Q&A with… Paul Hinkins

Our Quick Q&A with… feature has been launched to give an insight into the roles, responsibilities and opinions of  Marches LEP Board members as they work on behalf of the region to drive economic growth and the creation of sustainable private-sector jobs. Second to take some questions is Telford Business Board Chairman and LEP Deputy Chair, Paul Hinkins. […]

Growth Hub will help businesses to flourish

More than 180 business representatives attended the Telford Business Summit, which saw the opening of a state-of-the-art facility for business support in Telford. Visit the Marches Growth Hub online now! The Marches Growth Hub Telford & Wrekin will help businesses “flourish and become more competitive”, operating alongside the virtual hub, a business support website and […]

Marches Growth Hub launched

A £250,000 project which will revolutionise the way businesses access support services across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin was officially launched today. The Marches Growth Hub brings together local and national products and services available to support businesses whatever their sector, size or stage of growth, in one place for the first time. The virtual hub, www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk was […]

Building Better Opportunities

The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) have been funding two projects in the Marches LEP area. They are run by Landau Ltd in association with partner organisations in each county and are part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, which aims to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of […]

Invitation to complete Bank of England poll

The Marches’ business community is being asked to contribute to a Bank of England poll ahead of an event in November which aims to map a positive future for financial markets. The Bank says: “Financial markets can and should be powerful drivers of prosperity. They finance trade, investment and growth. They price and allocate capital, […]

Marches LEP announces raft of new appointments

The Marches LEP has announced the appointment of five new members to its business-led board who bring with them expertise in specific industry and skills areas from the private and not-for-profit sectors. Each will serve for a two year period. At the same time, it has been announced that Graham Wynn, Chairman of the Marches […]

Business Growth Hub to open in Telford

A new centre offering advice, guidance and a host of services for businesses is to open in Telford as part of a major national initiative revolutionising the way that businesses access support. The official launch, which takes place on October 21, will see the ‘Marches Growth Hub, Telford’ become the first of three planned satellite sites […]

Get Export Savvy – Meet the Expert

date Thursday 8th October 2015

Businesses are invited to a Shropshire International Trade team event – Get Export Savvy, Meet the Expert The event will be on October 8 at Telford Campus, University of Wolverhampton, where attendees can a host of international trade experts. Why You Should Attend: Benefit from 30 minute 1:1 meetings with individual experts offering advice on international trade. Sessions available […]

A quick Q&A with….LEP Chairman Graham Wynn OBE

  Our Quick Q&A with… feature has been launched to give an insight into the roles, responsibilities and opinions of  Marches LEP Board members as they work on behalf of the region to drive economic growth and the creation of sustainable private-sector jobs. First to take some questions is Marches LEP Chairman, Graham Wynn OBE. Q: Congratulations on […]

Business support scheme success

European funded business support schemes in the Marches have created or safeguarded nearly 800 jobs, new reports have revealed. An external independent review of six programmes – the Business Enterprise Fund, the Marches Environment Technology Network (metnet), Marches Grads for Business, Optimising Business Broadband, and the Redundant Buildings Grant scheme – revealed that collectively they […]

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