Sustainable energy plan launched for Marches

The new energy champion for the Marches has pledged to help develop innovative solutions to create a sustainable power network for the region which helps drive growth. Energy expert Tim Yair says the region must overcome shortcomings with the National Grid electrical supply, cut carbon emissions, increase renewable energy sources and cut fuel poverty over […]

Midlands Engine Investment Fund reaches £50million milestone

£250million Midlands Engine Investment Fund hits £50million milestone Government-backed initiative has made over 150 investments in the region’s businesses West Midlands firms benefit, with Birmingham-based Rent Chief being one of the latest businesses to receive investment £50million has been injected into the region’s firms with the support of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). Revealed at […]

Rallying call to county’s “world-class” businesses

A rallying call has gone out to Shropshire’s “world-class businesses” to bid for national recognition by entering the UK’s most prestigious award scheme. The Marches LEP joined forces with Anna Turner, the new Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, to host the Shropshire launch of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise last Thursday. LEP Chairman Graham Wynn OBE welcomed […]

Key workshop to support small business finance campaign

date Thursday 20th June 2019

Moves to help businesses across Herefordshire gain access to new sources of finance will take an important step forward at a special workshop next month. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership wants to bring together anyone with an interest in finance for small business to help it develop a strategy to raise awareness of the funding […]

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 […]

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