The Marches Growth Hub is the unrivalled centre of businesses support, advice and help covering Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.
The hub combines an online advice centre at www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk with three physical bases in Hereford, Shrewsbury and Telford.
The online, virtual hub is a business-friendly website packed with links to local, regional and national support programmes, funding and finance opportunities, employment advice and skills updates and support for start-up businesses.
Because of our partnership with regional and national business support programmes, the virtual hub can offer access to the widest range of support and advice possible.
You will also find details of all the events, seminars, business workshops and networking sessions the hub and its partners run across the Marches on the Marches Growth Hub website.
They work with businesses of all sizes and sectors – and at all stages of their development – to ensure they can access funding opportunities, innovate and expand, develop new markets, train and upskill their employees, operate sustainably and meet their growth ambitions.
Whatever support your business needs, the Marches Growth Hub is the place to turn.
The Marches Growth Hub offers a single point of access to information and guidance on business grants, loans, support and advice available to enterprises across the region, regardless of sector or size of development.
Developed by The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (MLEP), the virtual hub is a business-friendly website, where start-ups, SMEs and large employers can search for products and services and be signposted to advice and support.
Alongside the website, hub sites have opened in Telford, Shrewsbury and Hereford, which are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund enabling the Marches Growth Hub to work with businesses to diagnose their support requirements and advise on suitable options from the plethora of available schemes that can assist business growth and development.
The virtual hub is fully aligned with the Business is GREAT campaign and is supported by a dedicated enquiry line on
Freephone: 0800 998 1098
The Marches LEP manages the Marches Growth Hub and holds quarterly Marches Business Support Steering Group and two monthly Marches Growth Hub Operations meetings
The Marches Growth Hub brings together local, regional and national partners to provide a range of business support services locally. The Business Support Steering Group, a sub-group of the Marches LEP Board, has overall responsibility for the Growth Hub’s strategic direction and is led by an independently recruited Chair, Dave Courteen, who acts as the LEP’s Small Business Champion. The Steering Group enables key partners to consider local needs, to work collectively when developing and delivering business support services and to feed back the voice of business to government departments.
The Marches Growth Hub Operations Group enables referrals to be managed effectively between partners so that businesses get the right support, from the right place at the right time.