EU Referendum

June 24, 2016

The Marches LEP is a non-political, non-lobbying organisation tasked with driving economic growth in the region, regardless of the political landscape. To that end the organisation remains focused on its mission to create the conditions for prosperity and private sector job creation.
The Marches LEP and its local authority partners in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are delivering a programme of infrastructure work aimed at doing just that, and we will continue to work with businesses to support their growth within whatever new framework now emerges.
The LEP is interested to hear from businesses and investors on general views on how they think the result will affect them. This includes whether businesses are intending to progress investments or whether they are stalled or potentially withdrawn; any major contracts lost, won, awarded or not awarded as a result of the outcome or whether companies are potentially facing difficulties or seeing no change in trading positions.
Companies are invited to contact the LEP team direct on 01743 462026 or by email or email Chairman Graham Wynn on

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The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has now ceased trading and transferred all its functions to Shropshire Council working with Telford & Wrekin Council and Herefordshire Council, in line with the UK Government's plans for devolution.

The Marches LEP was established in 2011 and hands over an impressive legacy from its 13-year life. In that time the LEP invested over £196m in projects across the Marches, securing in excess of £100m of match funding and supported more than 66,000 business interactions.

The schemes supported have made tangible differences to local communities, increasing skills, creating jobs and improving the physical appearance of many towns.

We would like to thank all the LEP Board Members who have given their time freely over the life of the LEP, as well as all the staff who worked for the LEP over the years. We also want to thank our delivery partners, local education providers and local, regional and national stakeholders who helped us achieve so much.

The Marches Growth Hub will continue to support businesses and will be managed by Shropshire Council, supported by Telford and Wrekin and Herefordshire Councils. Each of the three Local Authorities will also continue to provide direct business support locally. Details of this support will be available through the Marches Growth Hub website and from the Local Authorities directly. Website: | email:

The Marches Careers Hub will continue to be delivered and will be managed by Shropshire Council, supported by Telford & Wrekin and Herefordshire Councils. Website: | email:

For any queries about Getting Building Fund (GBF), Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Marches Investment Fund (MIF) projects supported by the Marches LEP please contact:

For any finance queries please contact:

The solvent liquidation of the Marches LEP is being managed by the Evelyn Partners Limited. For any matter related to this please contact:

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