growth

27 Jan 2023
The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership continued to deliver real results for the region throughout 2022 – despite a challenging background. And the LEP – and its business support arm The Marches Growth Hub – says it will work alongside the whole business community throughout 2023 to help shape future investment plans for the region. The LEP has now invested more than £196million across...
10 Jan 2023
A new £1.5million scheme to help businesses improve their energy efficiency and drive down carbon emissions has been launched by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. The Marches Energy Grant is open to all businesses in the region and offers a free energy efficiency audit and grants of up to £20,000 towards more energy efficient equipment to cut power bills and emissions. The grant is part...
28 Oct 2022
A major project to support new construction workers across Shropshire and drive growth in the industry has been launched by a leading education and training charity. The Construction Support Partnership (CSP) will provide tailored training, mentoring and support to around 700 new construction workers or those returning to the sector. The £400,000 project is being led by supported employment and...
Charlie Davies, the new finance director at Pave Aways
19 Oct 2022
A leading Shropshire building contractor has made a strategic appointment to its senior management board to build on its continuing commercial success.   Charlotte Davies, the former finance manager at Pave Aways Building Contractors, has been promoted to the newly created role of finance director. She will sit on the senior management board and work alongside managing director Steven Owen,...
Paul Kalinauckas
18 Oct 2022
A special event to help make sure businesses have access to the grants, loans and business support available is to be staged by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.  The networking breakfast - to be held in Telford on December 1 - will introduce business intermediaries to the many strands of funding support available to small and medium businesses in the Marches area.  The event will be held...
Clare Fenton and Alex Green
12 Oct 2022
Two experienced industry leaders will be helping to drive sustainable economic and clean growth in the region after joining the board of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.  Clare Fenton, from Herefordshire, and Alex Green, from Shropshire, were formally appointed at the LEP board meeting on September 27, when Paul Kalinauckas was also re-appointed to the board for a two-year term as access...
13 May 2022
A thriving Shropshire cupcake and dessert company is enjoying the sweet taste of success after moving into a new home thanks to expert support from Q Financial Services. Crystal’s Cupcakes has swapped its old base in the Parade in Shrewsbury for a new home at Sweetlake Business Park in the town. Q Commercial finance partner David Wells helped organise the finance for the move, which has seen the...
Team at Base Architects
10 May 2022
A record year of enquiries and appointments is driving the continuing growth of a Shropshire architecture practice. Base Architects, which has offices in Shrewsbury, Chester and Conwy, has recruited several new staff to support its growing portfolio in the residential and commercial sectors across the UK. Base received its highest ever level of enquiries in its near 20-year history in the first...
22 Jul 2019
Businesses across Shropshire have been challenged to claim every last penny of a £10million funding pot designed to help drive growth and create jobs.   Marches Growth Hub chairman Paul Hinkins told a special summit the funding would fire up the economy and create one of the best places to live in the country.   His comments came as he officially launched the Marches Growth Hub’s £10million...
09 Jul 2019
Shropshire’s one-stop-shop for business advice and support is heading out across the county this year to help drive growth. The Marches Growth Hub Shropshire is launching a special ‘Let’s Do Business In’ roadshow to take its business expertise to all parts of the county to try to help as many new and growing companies as possible. The roadshow will give businesses the chance to talk to the hub’s...
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