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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:

New chair sought for Marches Growth Hub

Are you an inspirational businessperson with a proven record of success who now wants to give something back?

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership is seeking a new chair for the Marches Growth Hub - the one-stop centre for business advice, support and help across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

We are looking for motivated, ambitious businesspeople who have set up and run successful companies in the region or helped manage them and now want to help others develop and grow their own businesses.

You will have a wealth of bright ideas about how the Growth Hub can continue its mission to help businesses thrive and grow, be a passionate champion for the business community but also understand the key role of the public sector in supporting and enabling growth.

You will have a keen eye for detail and an ear to the ground about what help and support businesspeople really need across our region and the energy and commitment to help steer the Growth Hub on to continued success in challenging times.

It is essential that you can demonstrate a clear understanding of the role the Growth Hub plays in the regional economy, as well as having a firm grasp of the role and responsibilities of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. Applications are particularly encouraged from individuals who have been supported by the Growth Hub or Marches LEP in some way in the past.

This is a voluntary role which is as rewarding as it is demanding. The successful applicant will chair four meetings a year, attend relevant national events as the Growth Hub's representative and report into the board of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, making a crucial contribution to the economic prosperity of the region. Reasonable travel expenses will be covered.

If you think this is the role for you please send brief covering letter addressed to Marches LEP CEO Gill Hamer and a CV to Steve Kenny, Admin Officer at admin.officer@marcheslep.org.uk

Arrow County Supplies, Shrewsbury

Installation of pallet racking, construction of warehouse office and canteen and supply of Mechanical Handling Equipment and installation of Wi-Fi network

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Summary of opportunity - Supply, installation and fit out of canteen and office facility and associated services

Planned Start Date - January 2021

Planned Finish Date - February/March 2021

Value (approximate: Lot 1 - £30-35,000 building works & Lot 2 - £7-9,000 Installation of Wi-Fi system

We are seeking quotations for the works as follows:

Lot 1

• Supply, installation and fit out of canteen and office facility.

• Alterations and addition to existing internal and external lighting and power supply.

• Installation of fire and intruder alarm.

Lot 2

• Provision of WiFi network for handheld barcode devices at new warehouse location, to link sites.

Tender/quote assessment criteria:

➢ Price - 80%

➢ Reputation/References - 15%

➢ Delivery - availability to complete to deadline - 5%

Other criteria such as insurance, financial standing and health and safety will be a mandatory requirement and will be assessed on a pass/fail basis where the supplier's tender/quotes will be rejected if they do not meet the minimum requirements.

For the specification/Invitation to Quote/Tender please contact Marc Bailey at Arrow County Supplies on 01743 283600 email to marc.bailey@arrowcounty.com

Other Tender opportunities via:

Herefordshire Council

https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200145/business/340/doing_business_with_the_council

Shropshire Council

http://new.shropshire.gov.uk/doing-business-with-us

Telford & Wrekin Council

http://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20185/tenders_and_procurement

MBIG Tender Opportunities

An opportunity to fit out a non-food safe unit to food safe standards for the manufacturer of doughnuts can be found by clicking here.

An opportunity for the build of a factory and office in Leominster can be found by clicking here.

MarRe Tender Opportunities

Currently no active tenders

BEEP Tender Opportunities

Elite Plastics are seeking a new Bag-Making machine. To see the full opportunity, please click here.

Marches Step Up Programme

Utilising further ERDF funding successfully secured through the Marches Growth Hub Project, Telford and Wrekin Council, in conjunction with partners at Herefordshire Council & Shropshire Council, are now seeking to appoint a supplier(s) to deliver the "Marches Step up Programme" which aims to deliver coaching and mentoring support to aspiring entrepreneurs, Start Ups (both via Step up to Start) and businesses with growth aspirations (via Step up to Growth). Please see the full tender opportunity by clicking here.

Contracts Finder

Allows businesses to search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies at https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder

For general information on tendering for public sector contracts, visit https://www.gov.uk/tendering-for-public-sector-contracts/the-procurement-process

CompeteFor.com 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 www.competefor.com



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