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International focus of agri-tech event 

Marches businesses interested in the agri-tech sector, its supply chain and opportunities overseas are being invited to an event next month.

The UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and Harper Adams University event coincides with Export Week and the World Expo 2015 in Milan, where the UK’s theme is 'Grown in Britain & Northern Ireland'.

Free to attend, the half-day seminar is aimed at the regional business community in the Marches and beyond, to explore opportunities that have been identified for the agri-tech sector and its supply chain. 

Click here for more information and how to book 
Queen's Award

Congratulations to Marches companies Thermserve and Prometheus Medical after they both scooped the highest honour given to UK businesses.

Thermserve in Telford, and Leominster-based Prometheus Medical, received a Queen's Award for Enterprise.

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New Marches LEP website goes live  

We're delighted to launch our brand new website at

Packed full of information on the LEP, its Board, its projects and priorities, the website showcases our key business sectors, and the success of companies based here.

As well as information for investors and businesses, agendas and minutes of our Board meetings are also posted here.

There's also a chance to read all of our latest news and we'll be regularly posting information about various events for businesses in the Marches too. 

And don't forget, as well as keeping up to date with our news on the website and through this newsletter, you can follow us on Twitter too - @marcheslep 

University takes space at Skylon Court

Award-winning business support  

The University of Wolverhampton has announced it is to set up its award-winning business support service at the heart of the Marches LEP's designated Enterprise Zone in Hereford.

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Europe’s largest business event - The Business Show – is happening next month and is free to attend.  

The business exhibition at London ExCeL on May 13 and 14 offers insight, advice, networking and inspiration for those wanting to start or grow and improve their business For more information and to book, see

COGS conference

2015 COGS Conference  

This year’s COGS conference will be held at Shrewsbury Town Football club 3pm to 7pm on June 15.
COGS is the procurement sub group of Telford and Shropshire Business Boards and this year's event is called ‘..think. talk, do, business’. Read on  

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