Survey shows scale of coronavirus impact on business

A major survey of businesses across the Marches has revealed the full scale of the impact coronavirus is having on the region’s economy. Nearly 98 per cent of the 400 businesses who have so far responded to the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership survey say their business has been hit – with many revealing how they […]

Major business survey to measure coronavirus impact

One of the biggest-ever surveys of businesses across the Marches was launched today to measure the full scale of the economic impact of coronavirus on the region. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership – the business-led body charged with delivering economic growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – says the survey will play a […]

Welcome changes to coronavirus business loans scheme

The chair of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership today welcomed the Government’s revamp of the emergency coronavirus business loans scheme after revealing it had attracted strong criticism across the region. Mandy Thorn said moves to make it easier for businesses to access the loans were urgently needed as companies across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & […]

£50,000 grant funding for innovation projects

Businesses could help boost the UK’s resilience to the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak and similar situations in the future, as a result of new £20 million government fund. Apply here. Grants of up to £50,000 will be available to technology and research-focussed businesses to develop new ways of working and help build resilience […]

Call for businesses to help make NHS ventilators

The government is looking for businesses who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the UK as part of its response to COVID-19. As well as manufacturers, it is looking for businesses with the following skills: design/specification rapid prototyping contract/product assembly certification/regulation/testing logistics medical training If you think your business can […]

Marches LEP delivers huge funding boost to schemes across the region

Mandy Thorn MBE business recover

Schemes which could bring major economic benefits across the region have received a £240,000 boost from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The LEP – the business-led organisation responsible for driving growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – has invested the funding in a series of feasibility studies and a range of other […]

Marches LEP welcomes business help

Mandy Thorn MBE

The organisation charged with driving economic growth across the Marches today welcomed new measures to help business survive the coronavirus crisis – and pledged to do everything it can to ensure as much as the help as possible reached the region.

Coronavirus advice for businesses

UK businesses and employers are facing challenging times as the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread across the country. The Government is working with the NHS, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation to respond to the crisis. The latest information available from the Government, including its action plan can be found here. Advice for businesses and employers […]

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