Rural businesses in The Marches are being invited to apply for up to at least £175,000 in EU grant funding for projects which help grow the regional economy and create new jobs. DEFRA‘s Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme provides grants for rural business development, food processing businesses and those involved in rural tourism infrastructure. […]
The organisation driving economic growth across the Marches has spelled out ambitious plans for the next 12 months in its new annual report.
Businesses across the Marches which export and import have been urged to make sure their paperwork is up to date ahead of Brexit. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is urging any companies which move goods into or out of the country to make sure they have an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number. […]
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 […]
£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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Businesses are being invited to a launch event in Herefordshire to learn more about how winning one of the UK’s most prestigious awards can benefit their companies.
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 […]
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 […]