Marches LEP

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...
17 May 2017
Business sets the agenda for the work of The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership and the voice of the business community is being heard loud and clear. That was the message from the LEP at The Business Event 2017, held in Telford, last week when it launched its 2017 annual report. Nearly 200 attended the event which brought together all of the region’s key business support and networking...
07 Feb 2017
Communities across Shropshire are to benefit from a £3.3m project aimed at tackling poverty by supporting people into work and training. The programme will see people in deprived areas who are struggling to find jobs receive one-to-one help and support to gain confidence and learn new skills. Led by training and employment organisation Landau Limited, the project will be delivered in Shropshire...
07 Feb 2017
Businesses across Shropshire looking to revamp their buildings and create new jobs can apply for grants of up to £100,000 thanks to a new £2.5m fund launched by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The Marches Building Investment Grant (MBIG) is available for eligible businesses to fund extensions, renovations or reconfigurations of commercial premises across Herefordshire, Shropshire...
27 Jan 2017
Funding streams worth £3.5m to boost the tourism and the food processing industries in Shropshire have been announced. The latest round of Growth Programme funding from Rural Development Programme England, administered by DEFRA, will see two pots of funding available. There is £1m to develop visitor attractions, tourist information, and recreational and small scale infrastructure projects in...
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