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Intellectual Property masterclasses for Shropshire businesses

Two special events to help companies make the most of their intellectual property – and take steps to protect it – are to be staged in Shropshire this month.
Sonia Roberts, CEO of Telford-based charity Landau and a member of the Marches LEP board

Marches LEP vacancies ‘a golden opportunity’ for women

The region’s best businesswomen were today urged to seize the chance to help drive its economic growth and told: This is a golden opportunity to make a real difference.
Ella Jones an apprentice at MCMT with Matthew Snelson MD of MCMT and Councillor Sarah Stevens

Apprenticeships aim to drive-up sector specific skills

Businesses are being encouraged to steer the next generation of talent by helping to drive-up sector specific skills through the recruitment of 3,000 apprentices.
Mark Thompson, Alex Thompson (both AceOn); Cllr Richard Overton; and Caroline Cattle (MBIG Grant Manager)

Telford-based battery business charges up for growth

A Telford-based battery pack manufacturer and distributor will increase its capacity, operational efficiency, productivity and workforce following a period of sustained growth which has enabled it to successfully secure a grant from the Marches LEP.
The Marches LEP’s annual report was launched in Westminster last year

Leading businesswomen sought to drive region’s growth

The Marches LEP’s annual report was launched in Westminster last year
Ironbridge power Station

Midlands UK unveils highlights of its MIPIM event programme

The Ironbridge Power Station site and Newport’s new agri-tech focused business park are among £11 billion of investment opportunities from the Midlands being featured at the world’s leading real estate show in March.
Graham Wynn OBE, Chairman of the Marches LEP

Theresa May gives LEPs major vote of confidence

The country’s Local Enterprise Partnerships have a ‘vital role’ to play in the UK’s economic future after Brexit, the Prime Minister has said.
Catherine Bray (Manufacturing Growth Manager), Andy Styles (Heelman) and Caroline Cattle (MBIG Programme Manager)

Ludlow manufacturer invests for growth

A family-owned manufacturing business in Ludlow has expanded its base thanks to two grants supported by the Marches LEP.
Polytec in Telford

Region clocks up £2.3 billion of exports

Companies across the Marches exported £2.34 billion of goods last year, new figures show.
Gill Hamer, Director of the Marches LEP

Applications open for £8.5m European funding pot

Projects which will promote economic growth and create jobs across the Marches could benefit from a share of £8 million of European funding.
Paul Kalinaukas

Key small business finance campaign launched

A major campaign has been launched across Shropshire to help small businesses gain the finance they need to grow.
Caroline Cattle MBIG Programme Manager and Ivan Watkiss of Coopers Gourmet Foods

Coopers Gourmet Foods on a roll with expansion

Coopers Gourmet Foods has expanded its manufacturing base and product range, after receiving a grant from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.


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