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 […]
Long-standing Marches LEP board member Sonia Roberts has been named as the new deputy chair of the partnership, which is tasked with growing the regional economy in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Mrs Roberts has served as the community and voluntary sector champion on the Local Enterprise Partnership Board since 2015 and also chairs […]
More than 800 new jobs and 1,600 homes could be created after the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership secured £14m for shovel-ready projects to help the recovery of the regional economy.
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.
Three projects to help the region’s economy recover from the huge impact of the coronavirus crisis and February’s floods have been awarded £1.6million funding by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.
A new awards scheme to recognise some of the incredible work going on across Shropshire during the Covid-19 pandemic has been launched by the county’s Chamber of Commerce.
Businesses in the Marches have benefitted from more than £154 million of Government grant support during the pandemic to date, new figures revealed today.