chairman Peter Pawsey said: "Rural areas make up 30 per cent of the West Midlands' population and contribute 36 per cent of the region's GVA worth an estimated pounds 21 billion per annum - so you can see we are punching above our weight, which is good news.
Thornburgh, who was brought in last year to position RRZ
for future growth, will serve as Garrison's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Above all, he is a true leader who will bring great value to our clients and employees," said RRZ
Chairman Charles A.
Dr Burgess's visit was hosted by RRZ
chairman Peter Pawsey and started with a trip to Ludlow Brewing Co, where he sampled real ale and found out more about redundant building grants.
The Leominster centre is the first to be completed within the RRZ
project, which has been created to develop a strategic network of eight centres to support entrepreneurs and SMEs across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
, funded by regional development agency Advantage West Midlands, is based in eco-friendly offices at Alliance Court on the Ludlow Eco Business Park.
Our investment in ISLIP reflects our firm belief that the company has the people, the technology and the products to bring searchable Web-based video to a range of both consumer and business applications," said Gene Peck, president, RRZ
Private Equity Fund.
Series C and D debt will sell November 10 through a syndicate led by RRZ
Public Markets, Inc.
Often known simply as The RRZ
, it covers most of Shropshire and Herefordshire, and wards within Worcestershire's Wyre Forest and Malvern Hills districts.
This latest round of financing is an important step in the maturation of the company," added Charles Zappala, managing director of RRZ
Capital Markets, Inc.
is using a budget of pounds 10 million a year to fund a variety of schemes in large parts of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire.
also includes funding a low-carbon communities programme focusing on carbon reduction in businesses in the Shropshire towns of Bishops Castle, Ellesmere, Oswestry and Cleobury Mortimer, and delivering the Nexus programme in partnership with Community First, the Rural Community Council for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.