A project to transform a dilapidated four-hectare site in Telford into a state of the art industrial facility could provide up to 240 jobs starting with those in construction – thanks to £720,000 of financing from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.
The University of Wolverhampton has secured £8 million funding to help increase the number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to progress into higher education, including youngsters across the Marches.
Manufacturing is one of the strongest industries that we have in the Marches, accounting for more than 14.1 per cent of all employment across Shropshire and Herefordshire and employing 36,700 people.
Companies at Rotherwas will be able to access ultrafast broadband speeds after a contract was signed to install a high-speed fibre network on Skylon Park.
Moves to bring superfast broadband to even more people in the county have been announced by Shropshire Council.
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 […]
More than 15,600 people have turned to the Marches Growth Hub to help start or grow their business since it launched one year ago, it was revealed today. Developed by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, the hub is a single point of access to business support information and advice in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]