Investment Fund Launched

£7.5 million is being made available by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in a fund  aimed at bringing forward development projects that will create much needed homes and jobs across the Marches region covering Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. The Marches Investment Fund, which has been made possible via an award from the Government’s Growing Places […]

Government awards cash for innovative heating plans in the Marches

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has secured £67,000 in Government funding to investigate and develop plans for state of the art shared heating systems that could cut costs and promote energy saving. The cash from the Department of Energy and Climate Change will go towards four feasibility studies into potential schemes in Hereford, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch and Telford. The Marches […]

Marches businesses invited to contribute to future transport policy

Manufacturing and logistics businesses throughout the Marches are being invited to contribute their opinions on the region’s transport networks at a focus group that forms part of a major study being carried out by Midlands Connect. Midlands Connect is an ambitious research-based initiative that will enable the region’s Local Enterprise Partnerships to make a much […]

Workshop on better broadband

date Wednesday 15th July 2015

Shropshire Council, together with INCA (Independent Networks Co-operative Association), is hosting a free workshop on Wednesday 15 July which is a great opportunity to find out how to get financial support for better broadband. You will find out how the Connection Voucher Scheme can help your businesses improve, and how the vouchers can be aggregated […]

Businesses asked for views on cross-region transport

Businesses across the Marches are being invited to contribute their opinions on the state of the road and rail networks across the whole Midlands region as part of a major research study being carried out by Midlands Connect. Midlands Connect is an ambitious initiative, supported by the region’s local enterprise partnerships (LEPs), aimed at identifying […]

Trade Mission opportunities for business

A visit to an overseas market is an exciting opportunity to build contacts and experience a new business culture, but it comes at the expense of time and money. A UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) group mission offers a way to minimise the learning curve and increase the impact of your journey exponentially. UKTI trade […]

Foreign investment creates 305 jobs

Marches LEP region celebrates increased levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Figures released today show that the Marches enjoyed increased levels of investment from overseas businesses during the year 2014-15. The report,  published by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), outlines that there were a total of 16 successful investments secured, marking an increase from 12 […]

Search for new board members

The organisation that spearheads business growth across the Marches has launched an appeal for up to four new board members to join its ranks. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership – the private sector-led organisation that operates in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – is looking for people with experience in the local business and […]

UKTI Get Export Savvy

date Thursday 2nd July 2015

Join us for an exciting morning briefing on UK Trade & Investments (UKTI) new exporters initiative. The programme will include an insight into our new First Time Exporters Programme, which was officially launched by The Rt Hon Lord Maude, Minister of State for Trade & Investment You’ll have the chance to: • hear Mark Lesniak […]

Auto sector skills survey

Business in the Marches involved in the automotive supply chain are being urged to support a new initiative to help identify sector skills issues. The Automotive Industry Partnership (AIP) is conducting a survey of the sector which will support the roll-out of a new £30m scheme to address skills gaps, increase graduate recruitment and the […]

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