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The Marches Growth Hub is keen to ensure that businesses in the region are able to take advantage of the considerable business opportunities available both via its local authority partners and other larger private and public sector organisations.

Current opportunities:

The third round of the Business Basics Fund is now open for Expressions of Interest (EoI) to run trials. Round 3 makes £2 million available for trial projects involving technologies which support business and administrative functions. As announced in the June 2019 government response to the Call for Evidence on tackling late payments, up to £1 million of this funding will focus on projects that could help address this issue. The closing date for the EoI stage is noon on Wednesday 4 December 2019. Following the EoI stage, shortlisted bidders will be invited to submit a full application by 19 February with the final funded projects expected to start on 1 June 2020.

Full details - including how to apply to this latest round of the fund - are now available at

MBIG Tender Opportunities

A tender opportunity to provide refurbishment works of and industrial unit for Prometheus Medical Ltd Hereford office can be found here.

A tender opportunity to provide a fit out of Fritz Fryer Studio can be found here

MarRe Tender Opportunities

Marches Renewable Energy Project allows eligible applicants to apply for a 50% grant towards the installation of eligible renewable technologies on their premises. More information on MarRe can be found here.

Please see the tender for supply & installation of a Solar Photovoltaic roof mounted energy generating system at Goldvale Steel Ltd here.

Please see the tender for supply & installation of a Solar Photovoltaic GROUND mounted energy generating system at John’s Water Services Ltd. here.

Please see the tender for supply & installation of a Solar Photovoltaic roof mounted energy generating system at Lucksall and Orleton Rise caravan parks here.

BEEP Tender Opportunities

Elite Plastics are looking to replace the DC motors with AC motors with appropriately sized inverter drives. Please see the tender opportunity here.

Creating the Plastic Free Home Industry Challenge

As part of its commitment to creating environmentally friendly homes, Accord Housing has won European Funding (Interreg NWE) for a trial to build 12 plastic-free houses.

The European project, CHARM (Circular Housing Asset Renovation & Management), is a partnership with academic and social housing organisations in UK, Belgium, France and the Netherlands: thus providing contacts and opening up potential business opportunities in Europe for our suppliers.

One major issue for us in meeting our objective is the supply of a (virtually) plastic-free electrical insulator for the wiring in the new-build homes. We are therefore launching an industry challenge to find suitable new innovative solutions, product(s) and supplier(s) using more natural materials or less plastic.

You can find out more here

Other Tender opportunities via:

Herefordshire Council

Shropshire Council

Telford & Wrekin Council

Contracts Finder

Allows businesses to search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies at

For general information on tendering for public sector contracts, visit is the UK's national supply chain development service, which allows suppliers to access and respond to relevant supply chain opportunities from major buying organisations and capital infrastructure projects, visit


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