Applications open for £17m European funding pot to support business

More than £17 million of European funding is being made available for projects which promote economic growth and create jobs across the Marches. Applications are now being invited for projects focused on research and innovation, business competitiveness, low carbon and information communication technology (ICT). The largest amount of funding on offer is £9.5m allocated to […]

Food & drink sector challenges

Red tape, price pressures and issues around staffing are some of the key sticking points that impact on the potential growth of the region’s food and drink businesses, according to research carried out by the Marches LEP. The research, which was carried out in order to support applications to the Rural Development Programme for England […]

Businesses invited to consider opportunities in Latvia

Businesses in the Marches looking to export for the first time are being invited to consider business opportunities in Latvia, with a visit to Riga being organised by UK Trade & Industry later this year.  UKTI West Midlands is organising a visit to the beautiful capital of Latvia, Riga where UKTI advisers in the market will […]

Growth Hub to revolutionise support for Marches businesses

A new project which will revolutionise the way businesses in the Marches access vital support and advice is to be launched this autumn. The Marches Growth Hub will bring together all the national and local business support in a ‘one stop shop’ for the first time in a bid to help businesses in Herefordshire, Shropshire […]

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 […]

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