Advice and support for flood affected businesses

Flood defences

If your business has been affected by the recent flooding in Herefordshire, Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin, there is financial, practical and emotional help available. The Government has announced a package of support for storm hit areas – read more here. For advice on how to plan, manage and recover from a flood, click here. Financial assistance […]

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, […]

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