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Martin Hall from AYP
21 Nov 2022
Time is running out for businesses to get their hands on £10,000 EU grants to help them pay for vital equipment. More than £670,000 from the Small Equipment Grant pot has already been paid to businesses in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Herefordshire, helping to create more than 70 jobs. Cash is still available from the SEG project but programme manager Caroline Cattle says the deadline for...
23 Jun 2022
A Shropshire business got a welcome helping hand from a neighbour when it needed to fulfil an important contract. Q Financial Services helped fellow Shrewsbury firm Team4You UK recruitment agency to leverage its unpaid invoices into a cash injection at short notice. Experts from Q helped Team4You UK set up an Invoice Finance Facility, which in turn allowed the recruitment agency to provide...
23 Nov 2021
A programme to support Marches businesses with supply chain challenges is being extended after nearly 30 companies benefitted from its expert help. With fuel and labour shortages in the UK compounding a global supply chain crisis, many businesses across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are struggling with stock issues and rising costs. The Marches Growth Hub promotes the UK-...
10 Nov 2020
Businesses can hear expert advice about the financial support on offer during the current lockdown at a free webinar taking place this week.  Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District) is hosting the free webinar, which is open to all businesses, on Thursday (November 12th) at 2pm.  The panel will include human resources specialist, Niamh Kelly of The HR Dept, Hayley Owen, Interim Head of...
09 Jun 2020
Businesses in the Marches have benefitted from more than £154 million of Government grant support during the pandemic to date, new figures revealed today. The Chair of the Marches LEP Mandy Thorn today congratulated the region’s three councils for their hard work in issuing the funding to businesses and welcomed the new discretionary grant fund introduced to help companies which may be falling...
10 Apr 2020
Shrewsbury businesses are being invited to a free webinar where they can ask questions and discuss the support on offer during the coronavirus lockdown.  The webinar is being hosted by Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District) and will take place on Thursday, April 16, from 2pm to 3pm.  A panel of experts will be on hand to talk through the latest developments regarding support packages for...
14 Oct 2019
Shropshire’s gateway for business support officially launched its newly-expanded offices at a special event at its Shrewsbury base. Shropshire Council Deputy Leader Cllr Steve Charmley cut the ribbon as the Marches Growth Hub Shropshire took the wraps off the new office space at its site on Battlefield Enterprise Park. The hub – a partnership between the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership and...
04 Jan 2018
Shropshire businesses that are looking to grow in 2018 are being invited to attend one of two free sessions on how to access funding to support their plans for innovation. Innovate UK and the British Business Bank will host two briefing sessions with workshops at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry on January 30. Innovate UK will highlight its grants, the new Industrial Strategy...
15 Aug 2017
Business owners in Shropshire will be able to get free support and advice to help their companies grow in a series of free roadshows across the county. The Shropshire Growth roadshow will head to Oswestry, Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury later this year to deliver free three-hour workshops for established business owners to signpost them to the national and local business support and funding...
03 Feb 2017
Manufacturers in Shropshire can now access specialist support and grant funding to improve their business thanks to a new programme in the Marches. The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) will help businesses identify opportunities and create plans for growth and improvement under the new initiative. The £9.7m programme is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and...
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