Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas and other venues across the Marches are being urged to prepare for the launch of a new NHS COVID-19 app to support NHS Test and Trace. The NHS COVID-19 app is currently being trialled and will launch on September 24 in England and Wales, and will see customers having to check-in […]
A week of activity focused on helping businesses in the region recover from the devastating impact of the coronavirus lockdown is to be staged by The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The LEP – the business-led body responsible for driving economic growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – says next month’s Business Recovery […]
Employers across the Marches are being urged to sign up to an innovative new scheme to help young people into work as part of Britain’s Covid-19 recovery effort. Businesses are now able to register to be part of the landmark £2 billion Kickstart scheme offering youngsters aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit a six-month […]
A Shropshire start-up which aims to use cutting-edge technologies to help farmers improve crop yields has raised £250,000 from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). The funding will allow Earth Rover to launch its first product, a ‘crop scouting’ system which […]
A scheme which helps businesses across the Marches access high-speed broadband could be a major factor in their recovery from the coronavirus lockdown, a business leader says. Mandy Thorn, chair of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, says businesses could receive up to £25,000 to upgrade their internet connection and ensure they have the connectivity needed […]
A new digital and personal skills programme has been launched to help young people make the transition from education to employment. Backed by leading global employers, FastFutures will help tens of thousands of young people each year to develop vital workplace skills and help them to secure employment at a time when internships and work […]
A leading supplier of 3D engineering services is expanding and targeting new markets thanks to help from a funding programme supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.
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 […]
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.