Countryside grant scheme

Farmers, woodland owners and forestry contractors in the Marches can apply for grants under the Countryside Productivity Scheme. The Countryside Productivity Scheme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). It’s administered by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). A grant may cover up to 40% of the total eligible costs of the project. There are 2 types […]

Grant boosts vibrant High Street

A new coffee shop has proved itself to be a social hub in the market town of Kington, Herefordshire following a major refurbishment that saw it transformed from a former hardware store into a modern, popular meeting place. The transformation was supported by a Redundant Buildings Grant from the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The grant, […]

Employers urged to sign up to hub

Apprenticemakers.org.uk is the national information hub and knowledge sharing network for businesses interested in apprenticeships. Join Apprenticemakers for free to connect with other businesses that have been through the process and gain from their knowledge and experience of running an apprenticeship scheme. If you’ve already run an apprenticeship scheme in your business, join for free […]

Businessman appointed to LEP Board

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has strengthened its board with the appointment of Frank Myers. Mr Myers, the Managing Director of Ross-on-Wye based MCP Systems Consultants Ltd, joins the LEP board as Chair of the Herefordshire Business Board, a position which he has assumed from Peter Brown. He has a broad responsibility to assist in promoting economic growth […]

Secretary of State in Telford to announce Growth Deal extension

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid MP formally announced the £7.7m extension to the Marches LEP’s £75.3 million Growth Deal during a visit… Secretary of State in Telford to announce Growth Deal extension Culture Secretary Sajid Javid MP formally announced the £7.7m extension to the Marches LEP’s £75.3 million Growth Deal during a visit to Telford. The […]

£7.7m extension to Marches Growth Deal

Extra £7.7m to be invested to support superfast broadband rollout The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government which will see an extra… Extra £7.7m to be invested to support superfast broadband rollout The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with […]

EU Project Update newsletter

Marches LEP EU Project Update The Marches LEP will be producing a series of newsletters aimed at keeping you up to date with the latest EU news and informed about projects… Marches LEP EU Project Update The Marches LEP will be producing a series of newsletters aimed at keeping you up to date with the […]

£75m Growth Deal signed by Marches LEP

Minister joins LEP leaders to sign £75m investment package for the Marches Leaders from the public and private sectors across the Marches today met with Greg Clark MP, Minister for Universities,… Minister joins LEP leaders to sign £75m investment package for the Marches Leaders from the public and private sectors across the Marches today met […]

Joint Executive Committee set up by Marches LEP

Herefordshire Council, Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council have established an executive joint committee, known as the Marches… Committee set up to monitor and review priorities of the Marches LEP Herefordshire Council, Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council have established an executive joint committee, known as the Marches Enterprise Joint Committee (MEJC) for […]

Event kicks off two day global trade fair

Briefing kicks off global trade fair Businesses are being invited to find out how the Chancellor’s Autumn statement could affect their business ahead of a major event to learn how they… Briefing kicks off global trade fair Businesses are being invited to find out how the Chancellor’s Autumn statement could affect their business ahead of […]

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