Business Support Across The Marches (Shropshire, Telford and Herefordshire)

Posted: 7th March 2016


MarchesThe Marches Growth Hub offers a single point of access to information and guidance on business support available to enterprises across the region, regardless of sector or size of development.

Developed by The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (MLEP), the virtual hub is a business-friendly website, where start-ups, SMEs and large employers can search for products and services and be signposted to advice and support.

Alongside the website, hub sites have opened in Telford and Hereford, with another due to open in Shrewsbury in early 2016.

The virtual hub is fully aligned with the Business is GREAT campaign, it has a dedicated enquiry line at 0345 6000 727 which is operated and managed by the Marches LEP team.


Hereford Business Solutions Centre is run by the team responsible for the highly successful Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre, based at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park.

The Centre is working collaboratively with key business organisations in the region through the Marches Growth Hub, with the hub’s Herefordshire team based at the Centre in Skylon Park and is an ideal venue to hold your business meetings. Learn more.

The focus is on helping businesses of all sizes, based in the Marches, to achieve sustainable growth by providing access to a range of support, activities and services, including:

  • Start-up support, workshops and mentoring
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) workshops and training
  • Supply chain and procurement events, and opportunities
  • The option to tap into expert knowledge through part funded programmes such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Information and support to access funding programmes
  • Events providing business relevant knowledge and networking opportunities
  • Leadership and development programmes including continuing professional development programmes
  • Access to technology from drone hire to cyber security support
  • Intellectual property advice and support
  • Export and Internationalisation expertise

For businesses looking for a base there is an enterprise hub, with hot-desking facilities, incubation space and breakout areas all at highly competitive rates.  There is dedicated space within the Centre to hire for meetings and events including a contemporary boardroom and a flexible, large seminar room. Both rooms are equipped with cutting-edge technology allowing for video conferencing, and there is also digital signage, which can be tailored to create a professional feel to any event.

Contact us to find out more about how the Hereford Business Solutions Centre can help your organisation to achieve its growth ambitions:

Call:       07773 252936 or 01432 344424 (From Jan 2016)
Twitter:  @BSCentres