New jobs and housing could soon be on the way in Oswestry thanks to the efforts of a number of local, regional and national organisations, who are working together to deliver potential housing and employment land developments in Shropshire’s second largest market town. Led by Shropshire Council, the work involves Homes England, Highways England, The […]
The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership today welcomed news that the Department for Transport (DfT) is to invest £54m in the construction of the Shrewsbury North West Relief Road.
The region’s leading businesswomen have been urged to join the drive to build a vibrant economy for the Marches for years to come. Marches Local Enterprise Partnership director Gill Hamer called on women to step forward and help shape the economic future of the area by applying for two vacancies on the LEP board. Her […]
The Marches region is today singled out as having a major part to play in ambitious plans for a huge growth in hi-tech cyber sector jobs over the next seven years. Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin are part of a special alliance which plans to double the number of jobs in the cyber security […]
Work has begun on site to transform Hereford’s Shell Store into a flagship business incubation and innovation centre.
Qualified and serving apprentices at a leading manufacturing company in Hereford are urging women and girls to brush aside their fears and pursue a STEM career. The call comes during National Apprenticeship Week and in the wake of new data which shows girls in England are substantially less likely to consider taking science, technology, engineering […]
Flying the flag for female Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) apprentices across Shropshire is 20-year-old Ella Jones. She’s a role-model for all those toying with the idea of undertaking an apprenticeship over a university degree course. Ella plumped for the former route after completing her A-Levels and has absolutely no regrets. She’s currently in […]
A Telford-based battery pack manufacturer and distributor which was formed by industry specialists in 2010, will increase its capacity, operational efficiency, productivity and workforce following a period of sustained growth which has enabled it to successfully secure a grant from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The grant, worth £80,000, is part of the Marches […]
Businesses across the Marches are being encouraged to steer the next generation of talent by helping to drive-up sector specific skills through the recruitment of 3,000 apprentices. The call comes during National Apprenticeship Week and as part of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) continued investment in ensuring skilled and flexible workforces across Herefordshire, Shropshire […]
Sonia Roberts, the chief executive of Shropshire charity Landau, has been a board member of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership for the past three years. Today she explains why she chose to give her precious time to the LEP – and why other women should do the same.