#Marches LEP

13 Jul 2021
The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has helped direct nearly £145 million of investment into the region in the past ten years, new figures show today – and attracted more than £200 million in match funding. The Marches LEP – the business-led organisation responsible for driving economic growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – says its work will also create 18,230...
28 Jan 2021
Defence, security and cyber companies across the Marches are to get specialist support to help them develop new international markets and work more closely together. A new cluster group – overseen by a specialist adviser - is being formed to bring together companies within the sector across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Jim Vithanage will lead the cluster, which will cover...
16 Nov 2020
Food and drink businesses across the Marches are being provided with specialist support to help smaller, new and novice exporters break into international markets. A new cluster group – overseen by a specialist adviser - is being formed to bring together small and large food and drink businesses in a Marches-wide network so that companies can work with each other and with one local on-the-ground...
19 Oct 2020
Work to produce a comprehensive plan to set the Marches on the road to economic recovery following the Covid-19 outbreak has been launched at a major summit in the region. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership’s Economic Recovery Summit has highlighted a range of priorities for rebuilding the region’s economy and helping its business community recover from the impact of the virus. The summit...
14 Oct 2020
A new online tool to help people across the Marches update their skills, make the most of their potential and find work has been launched by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.   The new micro-website – The Marches Work and Training Tool at https://www.marcheslep.org.uk/trainingtool/ – guides visitors through a series of simple diagnostic questions to tell them what training or skills...
25 Jun 2020
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is set to benefit from a pioneering land deal which sees profits from land sold for development in Telford re-invested into key projects across the Marches. The Trust has warned that the compounding effects of both flooding and coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to the museum which has 10 sites in the Gorge and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every...
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