Marches LEP

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...
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...
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