Marches Growth Hub

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 &...
26 Sep 2019
Businesses in Shropshire and Telford which are trading internationally are being invited to a Get Ready for Brexit workshop to help them prepare for Britain’s exit from the EU. The Marches Growth Hub has joined forces with the Department for International Trade and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to hold the event on October 18 at Shrewsbury Town Football Club. The...
10 Sep 2019
A free HR workshop is being staged in Oswestry to make sure small companies are fully up to speed with changes to employment law. The HR Essentials event is being staged by the Marches Growth Hub Shropshire and HR expert Niamh Kelly at Aico’s new headquarters in the town and will cover key HE and employment issues company owners and managers need to be aware of. Niamh, director of the HR Dept and...
16 Apr 2019
A massive £23.5million funding pot has been made available for companies across the region to help them turn their growth plans into reality. The new Business Growth Programme 2 (BGP2) has been launched across Shropshire offering grants of between £2,500 and £1million to B2B companies to drive growth. New start-ups and existing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Shropshire and Telford...
28 Nov 2018
A new Shropshire business show aimed at opening up export opportunities for firms across the county has been hailed a success. The Business Growth and Export Show – staged by the Marches Growth Hub – attracted an audience of around 80 to Shrewsbury to hear expert advice from the Department for International Trade (DiT) and an inspirational talk from guest speaker Jo Fairley. Representatives from...
15 Oct 2018
Shoppers are being urged to drop into a new pop in shop in Shrewsbury that will be showcasing some of the county’s independent traders and crafters. Food, gifts, art and jewellery will be on sale in the shop that will be open in the Darwin Shopping Centre for a week from October 23 to October 27. The shop is a joint initiative between the Marches Growth Hub and Buy From Shropshire working with...
27 Jun 2018
Film and TV companies in Shropshire are being urged to make the most of a £2million fund to help put the Midlands on the big screen. The West Midlands Production Fund has £2.1million available to invest in the production of feature length films and high-end TV dramas from companies based in the area, as well as producers looking to establish a base to film in the region. The fund – run by...
22 May 2018
Rural businesses in Shropshire have just days left to tap into EU funding that could help grow their organisation and create new jobs. Grants of up to £170,000 are available through DEFRA’s Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and could be used to construct or improve business premises or to buy new equipment and machinery. The grants are available for food and drink manufacturers,...
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...
27 Nov 2017
Farmers and food processors in Shropshire are being invited to apply to a new £40m fund for grants to harness new technology to improve productivity or to invest in new equipment and machinery. The Countryside Productivity Scheme has opened two funding streams as part of its drive to boost the rural economy through the Government’s Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). Grants are...
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