Up to £175,000 funding available for rural businesses

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. […]

Craemer Group invests £25m in second Telford facility

Leading plastics manufacturer Craemer Group has now launched a £25m facility for plastics injection moulding at one of Telford & Wrekin Council’s premier business parks at Hortonwood West. It is the Group’s second plastics facility in Telford for the production of wheelie bins, pallets, storage and transport containers. The new site includes large machinery to […]

Direct rail service from Shrewsbury, Telford, Wellington and London made possible by extra capacity released by HS2, research by Midlands Connect reveals

Shrewsbury, Wellington and Telford could benefit from direct trains to London as a direct result of the capacity released by HS2; More frequent services also possible between Shropshire, the Black Country, Coventry, Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street; High speed line will take long-distance rail journeys off the existing network, providing capacity for new routes, […]

Community grants tender totalling more than £1m launched in the Marches

Communities in the Marches could benefit from grants worth more than £1 million to help get more people into work, it was revealed today. The European Social Fund’s new Community Grants Programme will see funding of up to £20,000 given to organisations to help support unemployed people through packages of training and support. The Education […]

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