The Marches LEP fully recognises the transformative opportunity that NMITE offers to Hereford and the wider region. It has enthusiastically supported the project and its aims since its inception and backed a formal bid for Government funding.
In the last nine months alone, the Marches LEP Board has approved £8m of public funding for NMITE, which has already funded the transformation of a former school into learning centres for future engineers.
This is a highly innovative and ground breaking project involving partners from the private and public sector together, with significant public funds being invested, and there have been complex issues to work through.
The LEP team and its leadership remains committed to working with those partners to enable this project to succeed.
Statement from Marches LEP Chair Mandy Thorn MBE, January 22 2020