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Worcestershire LEP August 2015 Newsletter
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August 2015 Newsletter

In this edition:

Update from Worcestershire LEP Chair, Mark Stansfeld: August 2015

At the time of year when many people are considering holidays – either at home or abroad, I would urge you to consider the opportunities that international markets could provide […]


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Businesses invited to next Worcestershire Innovation Wednesday International Trade Opportunities

Local businesses are being invited to attend the next Worcestershire Innovation Wednesday International Trade Opportunities at 5pm on 19 August, with nearly 200 businesses having already registered. This session at 5pm – 8:30pm, 19 […]


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Funding secured for enterprise education in Worcestershire

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has secured £100,000 in funding for enterprise education in schools and colleges. Worcestershire is leading the way and has been allocated funding in the first […]


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Worcestershire Businesses benefitting from Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme

Worcestershire’s businesses who are interested in the Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme are being encouraged to act quickly as vouchers are available on a first come, first served basis until 31 […]


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DEFRA opens calls for Tourism in Worcestershire

Worcestershire’s rural tourism businesses have until 5pm, on 30 October 2015 to apply for a share of £300,000. Worcestershire businesses are invited to propose projects which help new or existing rural […]


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Funding Opportunity Available for Local Agri-tech Businesses

Worcestershire agri-tech researchers and businesses have until the deadline of 7 October 2015 to register for funding in Round Five of the Agri-Tech Catalyst competition. The Agri-Tech Catalyst, set up […]


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Cyber Security Innovation Vouchers

Press release by Vice Chair of the Worcestershire LEP Business Board, Steve Borwell-Fox of Borwell Ltd. Last month (July 2015), the government announced a new scheme to help protect SMEs […]


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Do you ‘do’ cyber? By Stuart Wilkes, Editor of Cyber Insights for the National Cyber Skills Centre

Many businesses can dismiss all things cyber as being too technical, it can be ‘geek speak’ or is of no interest to them. In fact you could say they don’t […]


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#WorcestershireHour hosting 2015 Festival of Business

#WorcestershireHour will be hosting the 2015 Festival of Business at Bank House Hotel, Bransford, Worcestershire on Sunday 6 September. The Festival of Business is a celebration of enterprise and entrepreneurship […]


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Worcestershire Works Well raising health and productivity of workforce

Worcestershire Works Well is a free accreditation scheme designed to support local businesses to improve the health and well-being of their employees. Improved employee health and well-being has been shown […]


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Businesses in Worcestershire set to raise millions for charity, for free

Give as you Live, the ‘shopping website with a heart’, has launched a new business shopping and fundraising platform, enabling businesses to raise money for charity with no cost or […]


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Save the date for #WLEP15 Annual Conference

Save the date for #WLEP15 Annual Conference Save the date for this year’s Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference at 8am, on Friday 13th November, 2015 at the Chateau Impney near Droitwich. […]


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Funds to help SME Competitiveness and reduce Carbon Emissions

Local organisations have until 25 September 2015 to apply for a share of millions of pounds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver schemes across Worcestershire. Organisations are being […]


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Dates for your diary – August Newsletter

19 August 2015 – Worcestershire Innovation Wednesday International Opportunities 6 September 2015 – WorcestershireHour Festival of Business 9 September 2015 – LEP Business Board 14 September 2015 – Visit Worcestershire […]


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