WiRE News

WiRE Network Leader takes to the airwaves

By WiRE Team

Posted: 9th May 2017

Have a listen to WiRE Network Leader for Leicestershire & Rutland on BBC Radio Leicestershire. It’s a brilliant interview; Claire manages to talk about the background of WiRE, the Network…


Broadband lifeline for rural parts

By WiRE Team

Posted: 3rd May 2017

By Tony Morgan, Community Fibre Partnership manager for BT. At BT, we’re looking to hear from rural communities that would like to work with us to bring fibre broadband to…


Support for Marches Businesses from Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network

By WiRE Team

Posted: 25th April 2017

Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN) KEEN is a new business improvement programme, part funded through ERDF, designed to help and support SMEs. It’s a three-way partnership between a business,…


Rural Business Awards – open for nominations

By WiRE Team

Posted: 24th April 2017

The aim of the Rural Business Awards is to give recognition to businesses operating right across the Rural sector. The CLA define rural businesses as fitting into three broad categories…


PitchFest 2017 now open for applications

By WiRE Team

Posted: 24th April 2017

Pitchfest 2017, part of Venturefest WM, is underway and accepting applications. As well as a great opportunity for businesses to win investment and raise their profile, we’re pleased to announce…


Women in Parliament workshops

By WiRE Team

Posted: 27th March 2017

Claire Mullen who recently presented at the Burton WiRE Network is extending the offer of running a Women in Parliament workshop – for any group or organisation. Women in Parliament, from…


Rural Enterprise Programme – Grants in Staffordshire

By WiRE Team

Posted: 22nd March 2017

The grants programme is administered by Staffordshire County Council and funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Rural Enterprise Programme offers grants of between £10k and £65K  to…


£21.9 million cash boost for The Marches to help create local jobs and growth

By WiRE Team

Posted: 21st March 2017

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced a government cash boost of £21.9 million for The Marches to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth. Some of the locally-chosen projects likely to…


New WiRE Network in Kent launches inMay

By WiRE Team

Posted: 20th March 2017

Join Brenchley & Matfield WiRE and grow your business with support, collaboration, and friendship. Our New WiRE group meets in Matfield on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10…


£120 million available to support growth in rural areas

By WiRE Team

Posted: 20th March 2017

Businesses in rural areas are being invited to submit interest in support for jobs and growth under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). The RDPE Growth Programme supports projects that invest…