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Wyle Cop Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury is open
25 Feb 2022
Business leaders in Shrewsbury have issued a rallying cry as flood water levels return to the normal range - “the town is open, please come and support our traders”. The appeal comes from Shrewsbury BID, a group which represents more than 500 businesses in the town centre, and follows the flooding devastation which has impacted so many lives across the country over the last week. Mike Matthews,...
Photograph of Rachel Laver - Marches LEP Chief Executive
21 Feb 2022
Shropshire has enjoyed a surge in demand from businesses wanting to relocate to the county, figures show.  The county saw a 118 per cent increase in demand for business space at the start of the pandemic – the largest rise for any county in the country.  The figures were welcomed today by the chief executive of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, who said they revealed the county was...
07 Feb 2022
A new series of podcasts sharing the experiences of ten Shropshire businesses and their leaders during the pandemic has been launched today.  The Marching On podcasts tell the stories of a range of county businesses which were either born out of Covid or have adapted and grown during the lockdowns.  Produced by The Media Insiders and Sound Rebel, the podcasts offer a unique insight into business...
04 Feb 2022
The huge role the Marches Growth Hub played in helping businesses through the height of the pandemic is revealed today in new figures.  The hub – the business support service of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership – had more than 30,000 separate interactions with businesses across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin in just 12 months.  The figures – for the period from April 1...
28 Jan 2022
A fast-growing Shropshire financial services company is targeting further expansion in 2022 as it builds on a year of success.  Q Financial Services – which has bases in Wellington and Shrewsbury – launched a new office, new departments and new services in 2021, despite the challenges of the Covid pandemic.  And director Steve Parry says the coming year offers the prospect of further growth, with...
17 Jan 2022
A multi-million pound investment in town and city centres across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin is helping to herald a new era for the region, the partnership’s deputy chair said today. Sonia Roberts says the Marches LEP has been a key champion of the region’s historic town centres in the ten years since it was formed – investing tens of millions of pounds to help create...
11 Jan 2022
A fast-growing Shropshire financial services company has made a ‘significant’ investment in a pioneering sports data management firm, it has revealed. Q Financial Services, which has bases in Wellington and Shrewsbury, has acquired a ten per cent stake in the Global Sports Data and Technology Group – a leading specialist in the governance and management of sports data. Global Sports – co-founded...
17 Dec 2021
One of Shropshire’s leading finance companies says homeowners and prospective buyers should not panic over the recent hike in interest rates. Q Financial Services, which has its offices in Wellington and Shrewsbury, said the increase in rates from the historic low of 0.1% to 0.25% should have minimal impact in the short term. However Q director Mitchell Gough says further rises are likely in the...
26 Nov 2021
A West Midlands renewable energy and battery company is demonstrating its own commitment to helping the environment with a £20,000 investment in solar panels, which will generate green energy for its Telford production site. The installation of 80 photovoltaic solar panels at AceOn’s facility in the town is set to generate more than 25,000 kWh of electricity every year, saving approximately 14.6...
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-...
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