Business

20 May 2020
With the good news that this year’s Royal Ascot will continue on its scheduled dates – June 16-20th – albeit behind closed doors, it’s time to check out Betfair’s advice on horse racing, when it comes to choosing a favourite to back. While it’s believed that there will be a change-up to the order of the races, which are yet to be confirmed, there are also going...
18 May 2020
A Shropshire construction company, which specialises in building affordable housing developments, has started its sites back up and is continuing to support the local economy with jobs and homes for the future. Family-run TC Homes, builds developments for a range of Shropshire and Midlands-based housing associations, as well as its own developments for private sale. Work has re-started at three...
18 May 2020
Businesses across the Marches will be offered comprehensive help to recover from the coronavirus lockdown thanks to the Marches Growth Hub, its chair said today. Paul Hinkins says the hub – which has bases in Hereford, Shrewsbury and Telford – has moved many of its expert seminars, workshops and masterclasses online to help businesses of all sizes cope with the effects of the pandemic. Mr Hinkins...
15 May 2020
Enterprising and innovative businesses in Shropshire are being urged to apply for one of the country’s most prestigious honours – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The awards are designed to mark and encourage outstanding achievements in the fields of international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity (through social mobility). This year two businesses in...
Love Plants’ manager Tim Robinson getting ready to reopen tomorrow.
13 May 2020
Specialist plants centre Love Plants at Salop Leisure in Shrewsbury reopened this morning (Wednesday) after the lifting of some Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Changes have been made to Salop Leisure’s premises to implement the two metre social distancing measures to keep customers and staff as safe as possible. Screens have been installed at payment tills and reception areas and sales advisors...
12 May 2020
Businesses turning to importing as a way of diversifying income streams during the coronavirus pandemic must not turn a blind eye to product certification, a Shropshire company has warned. Global Freight Services, based in Telford, has assisted businesses across the county and further afield for more than 20 years with importation of goods from around the world. However, the company is witnessing...
08 May 2020
One girl band of designer, illustrator and artist Cherie Jerrard has had her creative range added to the giant online presence that is Not on the High Street. "I was preparing to join the site prior to lockdown but everything sped up once the shops closed " says Cherie. 'Cherie did this' began as a way to funnel my creativity and supporting myself and my daughter. I always wanted to be an artist...
Mandy Thorn, Marches LEP chair
06 May 2020
The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership is to inject nearly £1.6m into the regional economy to support tourism and businesses affected by flooding and the coronavirus. It will be allocated to the LEP’s partners, councils in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, to use as grant support for strategic tourism and business initiatives following consultations with the area’s business...
05 May 2020
An internationally-renowned Shropshire manufacturer of fitness equipment is expanding and taking on new staff thanks to help from a funding programme supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. BeaverFit – which operates from a 3.5 acre site at Leebotwood near Shrewsbury – has built a new manufacturing workshop and showroom/office area and created five new jobs after receiving £97,582...
04 May 2020
Three special online sessions are being staged to offer expert advice to help Shropshire businesses recover from the coronavirus lockdown. The Marches Growth Hub Shropshire has teamed up with experts from The Innovation Beehive to run the free, live and interactive events in May and June. And the hub says the online sessions will be open to all businesses in both Shropshire and Telford &...
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