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Worcestershire LEP December 2017 Newsletter
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December 2017 Newsletter

In this edition:

Update from Worcestershire LEP Chief Executive, Gary Woodman: December 2017

With New Year celebrations now only a matter of weeks away, we can reflect on what has been a very successful year for business in Worcestershire. Those of you that...


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Worcestershire LEP’s 2017 Annual Conference draws in large business audience

Nearly 400 businesses attended Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Seventh Annual Conference. The Conference, which has grown its reputation as one of Worcestershire’s biggest business events, took place on Friday 1...


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Industrial Strategy sets out plan to boost productivity

The Government’s ambitious, modern Industrial Strategy sets out a long term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK, setting out how we are building...


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New Centre of Vocational Excellence officially opened in Worcester

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Group Training Association (HWGTA) officially opened its training facility on Thursday 7 December. Over 45 businesses attended the official opening at the Great Western Business Park in...


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£6.2million Superfast Worcestershire expansion announced

Superfast Worcestershire today announced a multi-million pound new investment which will help make the county ‘superfit’ for the 21st century. A £6.2 million expansion is expected to extend the superfast...


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Superfast broadband lifts the weight off rural gym

Co-owners Richard Stovell and Harriet Bain opened Lift UP Gym, a boutique gym in rural Blackminster, in August 2017. The business is based at Blackminster Business Park four miles outside...


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Record audience attend the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017

A record 360 people attended this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 final on Thursday 16 November 2017. 30 of the county’s best apprentices, apprenticeship employers, schools and training providers were...


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Book your place at the Wonderful Worcestershire Awards 2018 

Businesses are being invited to get involved with the Wonderful Worcestershire Awards 2018. The awards were launched on Monday 2 October 2017 and have taken nominations for both men and...


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Manufacturing Growth Programme creates local jobs

The latest Economic Growth Solutions impact report has shown that Worcestershire’s businesses have received over £100,000 in funding from the Manufacturing Growth Programme, as part of 71 grants offered locally....


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Grant funding available to small businesses that save on energy

Severn Wye Energy Agency has been helping businesses to save energy and money for 18 years and they are now offering grant funding too. The Worcestershire Target 2020 programme run...


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ScaleUp Institute launch annual review

The ScaleUp Institute have launched their annual review, providing an overview of the scaleup business community in Worcestershire. The report identified that Worcestershire has a total of 270 scaleups, employing...


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Fusion Awarded Third Building Better Opportunities contract to help long term unemployed

Worcestershire has received more good news regarding funding to support long term unemployed people into work. The Big Lottery Fund and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership has announced that Fusion, a...


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Careers and Enterprise Company launch new Twitter account for Worcestershire

The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) has launched a new Twitter account for Worcestershire, @CEC_Worcs The social media account will capture the CEC’s work to create powerful, long lasting connections...


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Dates for your Diary – December Newsletter

January 2018 – Construction to start on New Road flood alleviation 12 January 2018 – Application deadline for the Federation of Small Business Awards 19 January 2018 – Nominees announced at the Wonderful Worcestershire...


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