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23 Mar 2022
Leaders at the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership – the body which drives economic growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – today welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to scrap VAT on renewable energy products. And they also supported moves to cut the levy on fuel by 5p/litre and increase the  National Insurance threshold by £3,000 announced in the statement this...
Mandy Thorn, chair of the Marches LEP
17 Mar 2022
Leaders of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership have welcomed new assurances from a Government minister over the long-term future of the organisations.   Neil O’Brien MP, the Minister for Levelling Up, told a parliamentary debate LEPs would continue to exist – particularly in areas where elected mayors and combined authorities were not likely to be introduced for some time – and that they had...
Photograph of man (Dave Courteen) smiling in industrial style building.
10 Jan 2022
  Manufacturers across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are being urged to take advantage of a hugely-successful programme and go for growth.   Through the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), small and medium sized manufacturers are offered help to grow by identifying, understanding and removing barriers to growth and enabling sustainable business improvement.   New figures...
20 Dec 2021
The chair of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership today paid tribute to the region’s business community for its ‘fierce determination’ to bounce back from the Covid pandemic.   Mandy Thorn MBE said tens of thousands of businesses across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin had demonstrated just what makes the region such an outstanding place to do business by their response to...
11 Oct 2021
A ten-year project to improve broadband access across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, has played a huge part in driving the region’s economic success, the region’s small business champion said today. Dave Courteen says the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership – the business-led organisation which has driven economic growth across the region since it was formed ten years ago –...
13 Sep 2021
A new programme which brings businesses together to learn from each other and expert professional advisers will launch in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin next week. And businesses are being urged to move quickly to snap up the remaining spaces on the new Peer Network Programme, which won widespread praise when it was first run earlier in the year. The programme – which is fully...
10 Aug 2021
The Marches Growth Hub – the one-stop home for business support and advice across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford – has helped more than 50,000 businesses achieve their ambitions, new figures show.   The hub has helped a total of 52,295 businesses with some form of support since it was established six years ago, the figures reveal.   In that time, business advice experts have also helped 1,...
26 Jul 2021
The chair of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has hailed the work of the groups across the region as new figures show the huge impact they have made in the ten years since they were formed.   Leaders of the Midlands’ local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) say they should be central to the delivery of the economic recovery and levelling up.     For ten years LEPs have been driving forward...
11 May 2021
The chief executive of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership is stepping down at the end of July, she has announced today.   Gill Hamer is moving on to pastures new after a hugely successful career spanning more than 40 years which has also included spells as partnerships director with the Manufacturing Advisory Service, head of business support with Advantage West Midlands and 13 years with...
10 May 2021
Businesses across Shropshire were today urged to apply for one of the country’s most prestigious awards – and build on the region’s proud track record of success. Applications are now open for the 2022 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, which showcase outstanding achievements in the fields of international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity (through social mobility...
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