Marches LEP

Energy Meter on home table
05 Aug 2022
The success of a pioneering project aimed at reducing carbon emissions and tackling fuel poverty should pave the way for similar projects across the region, the chief executive of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership said today. Rachel Laver says she is delighted that the Marches LEP-funded scheme – to install green energy systems into 68 existing homes and a further 11 new builds – has been...
07 Jul 2022
Supporting young people in the Marches area with the best possible careers education is the priority for the new face at the helm. Andriané Usherwood-Brown has been appointed as strategic lead for the Marches Careers Hub, where she was previously enterprise co-ordinator for the Telford & Wrekin area. Andriané said: “I’m really looking forward to continuing the work the hub has been doing...
19 Jun 2020
Two ambitious projects to help Shropshire’s economy recover from the joint impact of coronavirus and February’s devastating floods have been awarded more than £1.1million by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. The LEP – the business-led organisation which drives economic growth across the region – has awarded Shropshire Council £737,000 and Telford & Wrekin Council £404,000 for...
10 Jun 2020
Businesses and organisations across Shropshire are being urged to sign up for a scheme which will help them meet the cost of installing renewable energy on their premises. The Marches Renewable Energy Grant Scheme (MarRE) has already proved a success in Herefordshire where half a dozen companies and organisations have received significant grants towards the cost of installing renewable energy at...
26 May 2020
The leader of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership today vowed to do everything possible to ensure the region receives all the support it needs to recover from the coronavirus crisis. Marches LEP chair Mandy Thorn says the partnership – the business-led body charged with delivering economic growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – will work tirelessly to help...
18 Mar 2020
Schemes which could bring major economic benefits across the region have received a £240,000 boost from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The LEP – the business-led organisation responsible for driving growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – has invested the funding in a series of feasibility studies and a range of other initiatives to support business...
18 Mar 2020
The organisation charged with driving economic growth across the Marches today welcomed new measures to help business survive the coronavirus crisis – and pledged to do everything it can to ensure as much as the help as possible reached the region. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership says the £350billion package of measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak will give much-needed aid to...
21 Oct 2019
The organisation driving economic growth across the Marches has spelled out ambitious plans for the next 12 months in its new annual report. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership – the business-led body which brings together the private and public sectors to deliver accelerated growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – launched the new report at two special...
05 Aug 2019
Businesses across the Marches which export and import have been urged to make sure their paperwork is up to date ahead of Brexit. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is urging any companies which move goods into or out of the country to make sure they have an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number. The number is used by customs officials to identify shipments and...
25 Jul 2017
More than £1.2m in grant funding was awarded to Marches businesses in 2016/17 to help them grow and create jobs. The figure was revealed by the business support service, the Marches Growth Hub, as it launched a new campaign aimed at helping even more businesses to 'Get Growing'. More than 4,000 people attended hub events in the same year, with 5,574 businesses seeking support from both the...
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