Is your business ready for changes at the end of the year?

The transition period is ending on 31 December and there will be no extension. The UK will no longer be part of the EU Customs Union and Single Market. This means that, regardless of whether we reach a free trade agreement with the EU, there will be new rules for businesses from 1 January 2021 […]

Diversity call for Telford Business Board applications

Telford Business Board currently has just over 30 Members and is looking to add around a further 10 business owners from the widest possible ethnic, age and gender perspectives. Their businesses will be based in the Telford area and of any size, and this is your opportunity to really make a difference for your sector. […]

Plans unveiled to transform Shrewsbury’s Castle Street

Plans have been unveiled to transform Shrewsbury’s Castle Street into “The Castle Quarter” – with a range of ideas put forward to make the area more welcoming and distinctive. Urban design experts, LDA Design, funded by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan Partnership, have produced a report following conversations […]

Export Growth Plan launched to help businesses build back better

A package of measures to help businesses in England build back better following the pandemic has been announced by the Government. The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Export Growth Plan provides additional financial support and expertise, some of which is targeted towards specific regions that are most in need. The plan includes a £38 million […]

Work begins on new £5m health and social care training centre

Work has begun on a £5m new health and social care training centre at the University of Wolverhampton after contractors for the ambitious project were appointed. The new Marches Centre of Excellence in Health, Allied Health and Social Care at the Telford Campus will provide state-of-the-art training facilities for the next generation of key workers. […]

Marches LEP summit launches economic recovery work

Work to produce a comprehensive plan to set the Marches on the road to economic recovery following the Covid-19 outbreak has been launched at a major summit in the region. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership’s Economic Recovery Summit has highlighted a range of priorities for rebuilding the region’s economy and helping its business community recover […]

Marches LEP welcomes new county Climate Action Partnership

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed a new climate action group  for Shropshire. The new Shropshire Climate Action Partnership (SCAP) is being created to drive forward the urgent need for businesses and communities across the county to take action to address the climate crisis. Both Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin councils are committed to […]

College signs up to deliver new Kickstart jobs scheme

Telford College has signed up to become a ‘gateway’ for the Government’s new Kickstart scheme, which is providing fully-subsidised job opportunities for young people. Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the scheme as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, pledging £2 billion to create new, fully subsidised jobs for young people. As a gateway for the […]

Businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app

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 […]

Marches LEP to stage Business Recovery Week

REGISTER FOR OUR LAUNCH EVENT ON OCTOBER 12 2020 TODAY! 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 […]

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