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Worcestershire LEP December 2015 Newsletter
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December 2015 Newsletter

In this edition:

Update from Worcestershire LEP Chair, Mark Stansfeld: December 2015

December is a natural time for us all to take stock of the year’s achievements and preparing to build success in the New Year. Following the announcement earlier this year […]


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£2m Worcestershire Business Growth Fund launched at over-subscribed Annual Conference

Last month (13 November) over 400 delegates attended the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s 2015 Annual Conference to hear first-hand about recent successes, plans for the future and local business support which […]


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Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership publish 2015 Annual Report

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s 2015 Annual Report, which is introduced by Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Rt. Hon Sajid Javid MP, is now available. In recent years, […]


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Worcestershire’s Productivity Growth the Best in England

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP) has announced that in recent years Worcestershire’s productivity growth was the highest in England. The most recent statistics released by the Office of National Statistics […]


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Rural businesses invited to bid for funding

Rural small businesses are being invited to submit an application for the first round of funding in the LEADER programme. Projects which support micro and small enterprise in rural areas, […]


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Get Involved with Small Business Saturday

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership is encouraging local small businesses to get involved with this year’s Small Business Saturday, this weekend on 5th December 2015. Small Business Saturday UK is a grass-roots […]


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Awards Celebrate Worcestershire Apprenticeships

Over 300 apprentices, apprentice employers and businesses from across the County gathered for the popular Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2015 on Thursday 12 November 2015. A total of thirteen awards were […]


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New Report finds Smaller Businesses are Key to Solving UK’s Productivity Gap

Following Worcestershire LEP’s recent announcement that the County achieved the highest productivity growth during 2012-13, Goldman Sachs has published a report which highlights the importance of SMEs in resolving the […]


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Local SMEs encouraged to take part in study for potential new service

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership is encouraging local SMEs to take part in a study for a potential new Worcestershire Business Gateway service. The Worcestershire LEP has commissioned market researchers to […]


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Over Three Quarters of County Businesses now able to Connect to Fibre Broadband through Superfast Worcestershire

Nigel Huddleston MP has been seeing first-hand how the roll-out of faster fibre broadband by the Superfast Worcestershire partnership is making a positive impact on businesses. His visit to the […]


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West Midlands Businesses told ‘Exporting is Great’

West Midlands companies are to benefit from a unique new five year campaign that will present real-time export opportunities businesses can apply for instantly, in a move to get 100,000 […]


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Can you bring joy to a child in Worcestershire this Festive period?

Toys for Tots is a new charitable scheme set up by the Worcester Community Trust in collaboration with the H&W Chamber of Commerce and the Worcestershire Ambassadors. The scheme aims […]


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Companies recognised for good working environment at Worcestershire Works Well event

Seven businesses were presented with accreditation certificates at the Worcestershire Works Well bi-annual event in Worcester Guildhall. The awards recognised the companies’ work to create effective staff engagement and staff […]


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Get ready for winter

Businesses in Worcestershire are being encouraged by the NHS to help support the national winter health campaign by sharing important messages with their employees. Winter conditions can be seriously bad for […]


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Dates for your Diary – December Newsletter

5 December 2015 – Small Business Saturday 10 December 2015 – Bishop Fleming Doing Business in Italy Business Breakfast 16 December 2015 – Toys for Tots deadline 18 December 2015 […]


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