Facebook - Shropshire Business Twitter - Shropshire Business LinkedIn - Shropshire Business
http://www.fbcmb.co.uk http://www.dykeruscoe.co.uk

Minister tours Growth Deal projects

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership's track record in delivering 'big ticket' projects to create thousands of homes and jobs was highlighted during a visit from Minister for Energy and Industrial Strategy, Jesse Norman MP. 

With more than £104 million of Growth Deal funding from the Government being invested in the region, the minister came to Shropshire to see progress on sites in Shrewsbury and Telford and meet employers taking the lead on workforce development. 

Mr Norman, who is also the Government's Growth Champion for the Marches LEP region, toured the Flaxmill in Shrewsbury with Shropshire Business Board Chair Mandy Thorn before heading to the Marches Centre for Technology and Engineering's satellite site at Salop Design & Engineering. 

He was meeting with the employer-led consortium awarded a £1.9 million contract from the Marches LEP to develop the new advanced manufacturing training centre and also speaking with apprentices. 

Chairman of the Marches LEP Graham Wynn said: “Business Minister Jesse Norman has been incredibly supportive of our bids for Government funding to support our ambitions for growth. 

“From an initial £83 million for infrastructure and broadband projects, we recently successfully negotiated a further £21.9 million for skills and business boosting schemes. And today was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our track record in delivering these big ticket projects with our partners, Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council.” 

Jesse Norman, said: “As the ministerial growth champion for the Marches, I congratulate the Marches LEP on its strong performance over the past year in promoting economic growth across the region.

"Effective LEPs like this one are an important part of the Government’s plans to support the creation of skilled jobs and help every area to reach its full potential.” 

The Minister met with the Shropshire Business Board at University Centre Shrewsbury before heading to Telford College of Arts and Technology for a discussion with Telford Business Board.

Graham added: “The Telford Land Deal, which secured an additional £44.5m investment in this region, formed part of our first Growth Deal. Our partners, Telford & Wrekin Council, were able to show the Minister the immediate benefits of this on site at the new Hortonwood West development.” 

Mr Norman also visited businesses at the Marches Growth Hub in Telford and toured the new Auto Sports engineering department at the University of Wolverhampton's Priorislee campus.

 Picture: Business Minister Jesse Norman with apprentice Alex Malam at Salop Design & Engineering

 

http://www.global-freight.co.uk

Businesses invited to enter Queen's Awards for Enterprise

Launch of prestigious awards on April 18

13th April 2018

Call to celebrate enterprise

LEP boss urges companies to apply for award scheme

10th May 2018

Helping to shape the region's economic future

What's it like being a board member of the Marches LEP?

5th March 2019

Leading business women wanted for key roles

Opportunities to drive the area's economic growth

28th February 2019

Building grant scheme will create new jobs

More than 260 jobs for the Marches area by 2025

15th November 2019

Drone firm flying high

Grant leads to national contracts

13th July 2018

Businesses urged to have their say

Views sought on plan to shape economy

4th July 2018

Engagement and sustainability on agenda

Marches LEP sets out its plans for the coming year

22nd January 2020

Business survey will measure virus impact

Marches LEP asks companies and traders for vital evidence

7th April 2020

From the classroom to canine care

Former teacher creates super centre in Shrewsbury

23rd May 2019

Manufacturer fit to grow thanks to grant help

Firm can now expand and take on new staff

6th May 2020

Guru will deliver finance workshop

Free Telford event for local businesses

7th November 2019

Plans to create more than 58,000 jobs launched

LEP unveils ambitious new 20-year blueprint

13th May 2019

Key small business finance campaign launched

Aim is to help small businesses get the support they need to grow

12th October 2018

Annual report reveals year of action

Ambitious plans for driving economic growth over next 12 months

23rd October 2019