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 […]

Why the LEP Board needs more women’s voices

Sonia Roberts, the chief executive of Shropshire charity Landau, has been a board member of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership for the past three years. Today she explains why she chose to give her precious time to the LEP – and why other women should do the same.

Midlands UK unveils highlights of its MIPIM event programme

Delegation involved in more than 40 events during the four-day event Midlands UK speakers to address thousands of potential investors The Ironbridge Power Station site, Hereford Enterprise Zone at Skylon Park and Newport’s new agri-tech focused business park are among £11 billion of investment opportunities from the Midlands being featured at the world’s leading real […]

Businesses attend launch of careers and enterprise adviser network

More than 40 business leaders celebrated the launch of an initiative in Telford which will see schools and employers join forces to help develop the workforce of the future. Representatives from companies across the borough and the wider Marches area attended the launch of the Careers & Enterprise Company’s “Enterprise Adviser Network”. The initiative is […]

LEP track record revealed at MP summit

The Marches LEP has delivered 9,850 houses, created 8,000 jobs and secured £670m of private investment for the region in the last five years. The “track record” was highlighted at a meeting in Westminster as Marches MPs were briefed on the LEP’s bid for nearly £68m of Government Growth Deal funding for 11 projects, which […]

New group launched to support food and drink manufacturing sector

A new venture is being launched to support the growth of the food and drink manufacturing sector in the Marches region. Companies looking to share knowledge, grow their supply chain and learn more about new technologies in the sector are being invited to join the Knowledge Cluster group which is supported by the Marches Growth […]

£33m grant funding scheme launches

A new £33m funding scheme has launched for small and medium-sized businesses in the Marches. Grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 are available for small and medium-sized businesses in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin from four new funding programmes. They are the Business Development Programme, the Business Innovation Programme, the Green Bridge Supply Chain […]

Hundreds attend annual conference of Marches LEP Skills

Almost 200 people attended the annual conference of the Marches LEP to hear how the region is meeting the challenges of growing its economy. The event heard from a panel of experts, including speakers from Jaguar Land Rover, West Mercia Police and BT, on issues such as skills, connectivity and cyber security. The conference, held […]

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