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29 Mar 2021
A special event to help food and drink producers across the Marches reach new international markets has been hailed a huge success.   More than 50 companies took part in the Meet the Buyer event on March 24 with 20 separate countries represented at the virtual showcase.   It was organised by David Caine, the specialist food and drink adviser appointed to cover the Marches Local Enterprise...
09 Mar 2021
A grants programme supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has delivered more than £1.5million of funding to businesses across the region in the last year – and will lead to more than 100 new jobs being created. New figures show the Marches Building Investment Grant (MBIG) and Small Equipment Grant (SEG) have supported more than 50 projects across Herefordshire, Shropshire and...
02 Mar 2021
A comprehensive series of workshops to help new and inexperienced exporters break into overseas markets has been created for businesses in the Marches. The Export Academy says the programme – covering getting goods to market, digital marketing, market research and perfecting your pitch – will help businesses take advantage of new export opportunities. John Wigley, Export Academy adviser for the...
25 Feb 2021
A Shropshire brewing company is toasting the success of new solar panels after receiving grant help with their installation. The Ludlow Brewing Company successfully applied to the Marches Renewable Energy Grant Scheme (MarRE) to meet half of the £24,850 cost of installing the panels on the roof of a warehouse at its base in Station Drive. The solar PV system is expected to generate 28,868...
18 Feb 2021
A virtual meet the buyer event – bringing together buyers from up to seven countries – is being staged to help Marches food and drink companies break into new markets. The all-day March 24 event will feature buyers from the Czech Republic, Belgium, Mexico, Spain, Italy and France – with officials from Argentina also likely to take part. Organisers say it will give producers an exclusive shop...
26 Jan 2021
One of the region’s leading businessmen has been appointed the new chair of the Marches Growth Hub. Dave Courteen, the founder and managing director of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs, will lead the growth hub’s work as it helps businesses across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Dave, whose company runs the highly successful Shrewsbury Club and...
25 Jan 2021
The role of women in business across the Marches will be celebrated at a special event to mark International Women’s Day. The Marches Growth Hub, businesswoman Hollie Whittles and the Federation of Small Businesses have teamed up to organise the annual high-profile event on March 8. The online event – which gets under way at 10am - will include inspirational talks from a host of keynote speakers...
16 Dec 2020
An award-winning bakery ingredient specialist based in Shropshire has set its sights on global growth after buying new equipment with help from a grants programme. Kudos Blends – which provides industry-leading leavening solutions for commercial bakeries around the world from its base in Cleobury Mortimer – has been awarded an £8,160 Small Equipment Grant to help purchase a texture analyser. The...
02 Dec 2020
One of the UK’s leading toy manufacturers has invested around £150,000 in new facilities and personnel to enhance its digital offer after receiving nearly £70,000 from a grant programme supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. Golden Bear Products, which has been transforming favourite children’s TV characters into toys for over 40 years, has been awarded £ 67,845 from the Marches...
28 Oct 2020
    The search is on for a new person to lead the region’s one-stop business advice service. The Marches Growth Hub – which brings together all national and local business support under one roof – is seeking a dynamic new chair to spearhead its work in the coming years. Gill Hamer, Marches Local Enterprise Partnership chief executive, said the successful candidate would be an inspirational...
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