Advice and support for flood affected businesses

Flood defences

If your business has been affected by the recent flooding in Herefordshire, Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin, there is financial, practical and emotional help available. The Government has announced a package of support for storm hit areas – read more here. For advice on how to plan, manage and recover from a flood, click here. Financial assistance […]

Up to £175,000 funding available for rural businesses

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. […]

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 […]

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