LEP track record revealed at MP summit

The Marches LEP has delivered 9,850 houses, created 8,000 jobs and secured £670m of private investment for the region in the last five years. The “track record” was highlighted at a meeting in Westminster as Marches MPs were briefed on the LEP’s bid for nearly £68m of Government Growth Deal funding for 11 projects, which […]

New group launched to support food and drink manufacturing sector

A new venture is being launched to support the growth of the food and drink manufacturing sector in the Marches region. Companies looking to share knowledge, grow their supply chain and learn more about new technologies in the sector are being invited to join the Knowledge Cluster group which is supported by the Marches Growth […]

Companies invited to join US trade missions

date Friday 16th September 2016

Food and drink sector companies are being invited to join a trade mission to the US as part of a Midlands Engine initiative which aims to boost economic growth across the Midlands. This is a unique opportunity for Marches companies to take part in the inaugural Midlands Engine trade and investment mission, led by the […]

Cyber security mission to Maryland

date Tuesday 18th October 2016

Cyber security companies from across the Marches are invited to participate in a Midlands Engine business development  mission to Baltimore, Maryland. Maryland has one of the world’s largest concentrations of cyber security companies, educational institutions and government agencies with a workforce of over 77,000 cyber security professionals. The headquarters of the US National Security Agency […]

Zone medical equipment firm to create more jobs

A fast growing firm that manufactures and supplies specialist medical equipment is on course to create more jobs following a move to new premises on Skylon Park, the Marches LEP’s designated Enterprise Zone in Hereford. MedDX Solutions, which supplies diagnostic sample collection and transport kits to the public and private healthcare sector, has become the first […]

Marches LEP bid for £68m

The Marches LEP has launched a bid for nearly £68m of Government funding to support projects which could create more than 7,000 jobs and 2,850 new homes in the region. The 11 proposed projects across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin could also see nearly 50 hectares of employment land opened up and more than […]

£33m grant funding scheme launches

A new £33m funding scheme has launched for small and medium-sized businesses in the Marches. Grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 are available for small and medium-sized businesses in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin from four new funding programmes. They are the Business Development Programme, the Business Innovation Programme, the Green Bridge Supply Chain […]

Culture and Tourism Funding

Culture and Tourism Funding Available from the Discover England Fund Great Place Scheme If you recognise the importance of culture in achieving your vision for your area, and want further information on how experts in the sector could support you to build this into your plans and policies, please look out for further announcements on […]

EU Referendum

The Marches LEP is a non-political, non-lobbying organisation tasked with driving economic growth in the region, regardless of the political landscape. To that end the organisation remains focused on its mission to create the conditions for prosperity and private sector job creation. The Marches LEP and its local authority partners in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford […]

Marches LEP welcomes new council leader to the board

The Marches LEP has announced that Councillor Shaun Davies, the newly appointed Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, has officially joined its business-led board. Councillor Davies joined Telford & Wrekin Council five years ago and was appointed as Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and The Cooperative Council. He has gone on to be central to […]

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