Development fund nears deadline

A multi-million pound fund aimed at creating much needed homes and jobs across the Marches will close its latest round of applications on February 19 with developers in Shropshire being encouraged to apply now in order to benefit. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (MLEP) which manages The Marches Investment Fund announced in November that £4m […]

Export success for The Marches

Marches businesses have secured more than £31.5 million of export orders in the last six months, according to new figures. UK Trade & Investment has released data which shows how businesses in the region have benefited from UKTI support and that of the international trade teams. Nearly 50 medium-sized businesses have been supported with specialist […]

A quick Q&A with… Mandy Thorn MBE

Our Quick Q&A with… feature has been launched to give an insight into the roles, responsibilities and opinions of Marches LEP Board members as they work on behalf of the region to drive economic growth and the creation of sustainable private-sector jobs. Third up to to take some questions is Chair of The Shropshire Business […]

Launch of the Midlands Engine

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, has launched the Midlands Engine Prospectus at a summit attended by senior politicians and business leaders from the East and West Midlands, including The Marches LEP. The Midlands Engine sets out the aims for the whole of the Midlands to work more collaboratively to accelerate economic […]

£4m available for development projects

Private developers, housing companies and companies that have expansion plans are being encouraged to take advantage of £4m of funding, released today, that will help bring forward development projects across the Marches to create much needed homes and jobs. The funds, announced by The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), are part of its Marches Investment […]

Roadshow in Telford

date Thursday 19th November 2015

UK Trade & Investment’s West Midlands’ team will be running a regional roadshow to provide businesses with an immediate opportunity to follow up on exporting questions that they may have. The ‘Exporting is GREAT Roadshow’ will be at the Welcome Break service area at Junction 4 of the M54 at Shifnal on Thursday November 19 […]

Engineering and Manufacturing Skills Needs – Employer Event

date Monday 23rd November 2015

Talks on skills support for the engineering and manufacturing sector are to take place at a meeting in Herefordshire later this month. Earlier this year, businesses across the Marches area were asked to identify barriers to their business growth at a meeting of employers from the sector organised by The Marches LEP. At this event, […]

A quick Q&A with… Paul Hinkins

Our Quick Q&A with… feature has been launched to give an insight into the roles, responsibilities and opinions of  Marches LEP Board members as they work on behalf of the region to drive economic growth and the creation of sustainable private-sector jobs. Second to take some questions is Telford Business Board Chairman and LEP Deputy Chair, Paul Hinkins. […]

Growth Hub will help businesses to flourish

More than 180 business representatives attended the Telford Business Summit, which saw the opening of a state-of-the-art facility for business support in Telford. Visit the Marches Growth Hub online now! The Marches Growth Hub Telford & Wrekin will help businesses “flourish and become more competitive”, operating alongside the virtual hub, a business support website and […]

Marches Growth Hub launched

A £250,000 project which will revolutionise the way businesses access support services across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin was officially launched today. The Marches Growth Hub brings together local and national products and services available to support businesses whatever their sector, size or stage of growth, in one place for the first time. The virtual hub, was […]

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