Learning at Work Week

May 15, 2023

Marches businesses are being encouraged to take part in a week-long event that aims to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of continual learning and development.

Taking place on 15 – 21 May, Learning at Work Week – organised by Campaign for Learning – will see a host of special events and activities happening in organisations across the country.

Events around the week’s theme – Create the future – will explore the learning and skills we will all need to shape and be fit for the future with employees having the opportunity to take part in workshops, talks, team skill sharing events and more. 

There are free courses and resources available from Campaign for Learning’s partners OpenLearn, getAbstract and Northgate Training as well as a wealth of free learning that can support personal growth and professional development and inspire curiosity. From brushing up on the essentials, to building digital skills, to being creative and learning to support wellbeing; there’s something for everyone.

Sign up and get involved https://www.learningatworkweek.com/LAWW/LAWW/Start-Here/Sign-up-and-get-started.aspx?hkey=a867aa06-5d9a-4795-8d33-2c03cfe136e6

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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: www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk | email: enquiries@marchesgrowthhub.co.uk.

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

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: gary.spence@shropshire.gov.uk

For any finance queries please contact: michelle.hodgkiss@shropshire.gov.uk

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

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