#Marches Growth Hub

22 Mar 2021
A virtual networking event set up at the start of the first lockdown to help businesses across the Marches during the pandemic has been such a success it is now the biggest of its kind in the region. A total of 76 people attended the latest meeting of the Shropshire Business Zoom Room – with 17 new faces swelling the ranks of the hugely popular weekly event as it marked its first anniversary. The...
14 Dec 2020
The majority of businesses across the Marches remain confident of surviving the next 12 months, a new survey has revealed. The survey – carried out between July 14 and October 1 this year – reveals 55.9 per cent of businesses are ‘very confident’ that they will still be trading this time next year with none saying they expected to fail. Brexit and the end of the transition period was rated as the...
07 Dec 2020
A new team of expert advisers has been recruited for the Marches Growth Hub to provide detailed support to help the region’s businesses to grow. More than 30 independent advisers will support the hub across its bases in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to offer one-to-one support. The hub – the one-stop gateway to business support and funding which is delivered by each of the...
19 Oct 2020
Thousands of businesses have been given vital help during the coronavirus crisis by the Marches Growth Hub, new figures show. The hub – the expert one-stop business advice and support service for Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – handled a huge rise in inquiries from worried companies and business people during the lockdown. Its three bases in Hereford, Shrewsbury and Telford...
12 Oct 2020
The Marches Growth Hub’s highly-praised Friday Hub is to resume to offer help to businesses across the whole of Shropshire. The weekly Shropshire Business Zoom Room – a big success during the coronavirus lockdown – will restart on October 16 and continue until January 21 2021. The hub – which runs from 9.15 to 10.15am on the online Zoom platform – is open to all businesses in Shropshire and...
13 Jul 2020
A series of virtual workshops is promising to help businesses across Shropshire unlock their creativity and reach their full potential. The Marches Growth Hub Shropshire has teamed up with The Innovation Beehive to deliver the series of three webinars as part of a Creativity Bootcamp. The series – which gets under way on July 22 – promises to demonstrate how creativity can be learned and provide...
26 May 2020
An £800,000 programme which could help businesses as they plan their recovery from the coronavirus lockdown has been launched across the Marches. Grants of up to £10,000 are available under The Marches Small Equipment Grant (SEG), which is open to small and medium-sized companies across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Programme manager Caroline Cattle said the grants would...
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...
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...
21 Feb 2020
Two of Shropshire’s leading business support organisations have joined forces to launch a new mobile meeting bus bringing expert advice to all parts of the county. The Marches Growth Hub Shropshire and Shropshire Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to take their new Business Resilience Tour Bus all over Shropshire over the next few weeks. The bus will be filled with expert consultants able to give...
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