Women urged to help build vibrant future for region

The region’s leading businesswomen have been urged to join the drive to build a vibrant economy for the Marches for years to come. Marches Local Enterprise Partnership director Gill Hamer called on women to step forward and help shape the economic future of the area by applying for two vacancies on the LEP board. Her […]

Case Study: Arctic Circle Ltd

Qualified and serving apprentices at a leading manufacturing company in Hereford are urging women and girls to brush aside their fears and pursue a STEM career. The call comes during National Apprenticeship Week and in the wake of new data which shows girls in England are substantially less likely to consider taking science, technology, engineering […]

Case study: Ella Jones

Flying the flag for female Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) apprentices across Shropshire is 20-year-old Ella Jones. She’s a role-model for all those toying with the idea of undertaking an apprenticeship over a university degree course. Ella plumped for the former route after completing her A-Levels and has absolutely no regrets. She’s currently in […]

New Shropshire business show hailed a success

A new Shropshire business show aimed at opening up export opportunities for firms across the county has been hailed a success. The Business Growth and Export Show – staged by the Marches Growth Hub – attracted an audience of around 80 to Shrewsbury to hear expert advice from the Department for International Trade (DiT) and […]

Countdown commences on commercial premises funding scheme

Businesses across The Marches looking to revamp their buildings to facilitate growth are being urged to take advantage of a grant scheme supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as soon as possible in order to complete their build projects before the scheme’s conclusion in June 2019. The Marches Building Investment Grant (MBIG) was […]

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