Stimulating Innovation and Growth Throughout Shrewsbury and Telford.

Greenfield IT Recruitment published an article last year on IT and Digital career opportunities in Shrewsbury and how they have dramatically increased over the last 10 years. One of the key points mentioned within the article was the support from local government and how they could do more to promote tech companies to either relocate or start up in Shrewsbury.

We have recently seen a number of Telford based clients winning grants to promote growth and job creation, leading to further demand for our services.

Greenfield IT Recruitment remains the only IT and Digital recruitment consultancy agency in Shropshire. Demand for our services have continued to surge, with improving economic conditions, a chronic tech skills shortage and now some growth funding for the tech sector.

We started to explore the grant opportunities ourselves but unfortunately they do not apply to the recruitment sector. This is a real shame as we have some very ambitious growth plans of our own.


The Business Growth Programme

We spoke to the Marches Growth Hub regarding The Business Growth Programme (BGP), designed to support businesses across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. It appears there is funding in four key areas of Business Development, Business Innovation, Supply Chain and HS2.

A scheme such as The Business Growth Programme would be perfect for tech focused businesses in Shrewsbury and the wider Shropshire area as we see a high level of innovative work being carried out by ambitious business owners which would in turn accelerate job creation within tech in the local area.

As with all public grants / funding there is a strict criteria for businesses to meet in order to apply for a grant, however The Marches Growth Hub provides free support and guidance with eligibility and with the application process.

A case study of a company based in Telford who are benefiting from the programme is AceOn Group, compliments of Shropshire Live.

If you are lucky enough to have secured funding and are now looking to hire tech talent then please do get in touch for some advice on how we can support the search.