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 […]

Foreign investment creates 305 jobs

Marches LEP region celebrates increased levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Figures released today show that the Marches enjoyed increased levels of investment from overseas businesses during the year 2014-15. The report,  published by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), outlines that there were a total of 16 successful investments secured, marking an increase from 12 […]

Search for new board members

The organisation that spearheads business growth across the Marches has launched an appeal for up to four new board members to join its ranks. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership – the private sector-led organisation that operates in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – is looking for people with experience in the local business and […]

UKTI Get Export Savvy

date Thursday 2nd July 2015

Join us for an exciting morning briefing on UK Trade & Investments (UKTI) new exporters initiative. The programme will include an insight into our new First Time Exporters Programme, which was officially launched by The Rt Hon Lord Maude, Minister of State for Trade & Investment You’ll have the chance to: • hear Mark Lesniak […]

Auto sector skills survey

Business in the Marches involved in the automotive supply chain are being urged to support a new initiative to help identify sector skills issues. The Automotive Industry Partnership (AIP) is conducting a survey of the sector which will support the roll-out of a new £30m scheme to address skills gaps, increase graduate recruitment and the […]

Director opens learning centre

Marches LEP Director Gill Hamer has officially opened a new resource centre for the community launched by Herefordshire Housing Group. The group has transformed a once under-used community area in Hereford into The Learning Box @Brierley Court – a centre dedicated to offering the community access to digital resources and training to help them take […]

New Project Update published

A project to transform a key area of Telford town centre in a bid to boost visitor numbers and investment is progressing well. The Coach Central scheme was awarded a £750,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund. Progress on this, and stories on a number of other programmes and schemes funded via the EU across […]

Royal stamp of approval

Two Marches companies are celebrating after scooping a prestigious 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Telford-based Thermserve and Prometheus Medical, of Leominster, join Jaguar Land Rover and Midcounties Co-op as winners of the annual award given to businesses and individuals across the UK in four categories – innovation, international trade, sustainable development and enterprise promotion. Both […]

Agri-tech focus of UKTI event

Businesses interested in the agri-tech sector, its supply chain and opportunities overseas are being invited to an event at Harper Adams University next month. The UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) half-day seminar will coincide with Export Week and the World Expo 2015 in Milan, where the UK’s theme is ‘Grown in Britain & Northern Ireland. For more […]

Project call for £11m EU pot

Projects which will promote economic growth and create jobs across the Marches could benefit from a share of more than £11 million of European funding. Applications are being invited for projects focused on research and innovation, business competitiveness, low carbon and information communication technology (ICT). The four themes have been identified as priorities for funding […]

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