Royal stamp of approval

April 29, 2015

Two Marches companies are celebrating after scooping a prestigious 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Telford-based Thermserve and Prometheus Medical, of Leominster, join Jaguar Land Rover and Midcounties Co-op as winners of the annual award given to businesses and individuals across the UK in four categories – innovation, international trade, sustainable development and enterprise promotion.
Both Marches’ businesses won awards in the innovation category. Prometheus Medical was recognised for its work on the ‘Russell Chest Seal’ – a new design of dressing used in the treatment of chest wounds. And Thermserve, picking up a Queen’s Award for the second time, won for designing advanced temperature control facilities.
Chairman of the Marches LEP, Graham Wynn OBE, said: “The award-winning companies are fantastic examples of pioneering enterprises using innovation to drive business growth. A Queen’s Award is the highest honour given to any UK company for its achievements and it’s great to have two businesses from our region in the group of winners.
“I’d like to congratulate Thermserve and Prometheus Medical on their success.”
Prometheus is a leading supplier of pre-hospital emergency medical equipment and high-quality medical training courses for a wide audience; from the layperson through to the healthcare professional.
Thermserve has a worldwide reputation as a dynamic, service-orientated company offering engineering Solutions to the aluminium, steel and other metals industries.
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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:

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