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Worcestershire LEP May 2019 Newsletter
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May 2019 Newsletter

In this edition:

Video Update from Worcestershire LEP Chief Executive, Gary Woodman: May 2019

Video Transcript: What are some of Worcestershire’s recent successes? Gary – “Welcome to the May Worcestershire LEP newsletter. We’ve got lots going on, it’s the Young Enterprise finals this evening, where we have 9 teams that are coming together to go forward to the regional finals and then hopefully the national finals. We’ve had some...


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Last chance to register for WLEP’s Local Industrial Strategy Consultations

Circle2Success are partnering with Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership to host Local Industrial Strategy consultation events. The events will take place next week from 9am – 11am on Tuesday 21 May & Tuesday 15 October 2019 at the Perry Suite, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW. Businesses are being invited to participate in these consultation events,...


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New Members Area Launched for Worcestershire website

The ‘Worcestershire’ brand has launched a new Members Area on its website To help raise the profile of the county and its businesses, the new members portal seeks to create a community of a thousand members known as the ‘Worcestershire 1000’. Membership will include companies, organisations and individuals from across the county that will help to...


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Deadline fast approaching for BetaDen’s Second Cohort

There are now only a few days remaining to apply to join the highly innovative BetaDen, with the 17 May deadline fast approaching. Ten successful applicants will be offered a place in partnership with BetaDen, which offers knowledge, expertise, and a range of business and financial support to drive future tech into the market place....


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Worcestershire Businesses encouraged to apply for Gigabit Broadband Vouchers

Local businesses and residents are being encouraged to apply for the Superfast Worcestershire Gigabit Voucher Scheme. The Gigabit Voucher scheme is run by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. In May 2018, the Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme was launched as part of a national £67m funded programme. The aim of the scheme is...


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Worcestershire 5G Consortium leads the way for manufacturing innovation

In April, the Worcestershire 5G Consortium participated in techUK’s 5G Week. Each day of techUK’s 5G week was focused on a different aspect of 5G development and deployment. To coincide with day three, which was dedicated to exploring how the 5G testbed and trials programme is stimulating innovation, Brendan Lynch, CTO and Board Member of...


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Success for Local businesses in The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2019

Three Worcestershire businesses have been announced as winners in The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2019. Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership would like to congratulate Thorlux Lighting, JMDA Ltd and Seada Technology who have all been named as winners in The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise due to their success in the previous year. Redditch-based business Thorlux Lighting...


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Worcestershire takes significant step towards an electric vehicle future

This week Worcestershire has taken a huge step towards the future of transport within the county. Electric Vehicles (EVs) are seen as the way forward to reducing carbon emissions associated with transport, and providing the flexibility to offer new business models and support electricity grid infrastructure. As part of the implementation of the county’s energy...


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Businesses invited to Engineering Digital Mash Up event

Local businesses are being invited to attend the Engineering Digital Mash Up event on the 27 June 2019. The purpose of the event is to bring together organisations that design and produce products alongside digital agencies, support programmes and engineering students, to provide the latest digital knowledge to benefit business needs. The event will be...


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Worcestershire recognised in the top 3 places for occupier rankings in the Midlands

Worcestershire is in the top 3 places for occupier rankings in the Midlands, UK. The index was created by CoStar, a leader in commercial property information, to highlight the most dynamic places to invest with Worcestershire one of the top places in the Midlands and the UK. Worcestershire’s strong showing was due to a flurry...


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Finalists for this Year’s Chamber Business Awards revealed

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is delighted to reveal the shortlisted firms in the Chamber Business Awards 2019, sponsored by Folk2Folk. The number of applications received this year exceeded expectations and were of an extremely high standard – making this year the hardest to judge yet. The annual awards look to celebrate the variety...


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Innovative Brewery business opens in Worcestershire

Worcestershire has recently welcomed a new revolutionary brewing company to the region after they secured a space at a Top Business Centre. GanderBrewCo is the creation of local brothers, Aaron and Lee Bushell, and aims to combine the beer business with cutting edge technology. One of their unique aims is to become the world’s first...


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New Careers and Skills newsletter launched for the county

Worcestershire Careers Hub has recently launched a new Careers and Skills newsletters for the county. The quarterly newsletter has been designed and produced by the Worcestershire LEP and Worcestershire County Council to provide businesses, organisations and individuals with the latest news and information on the work of the careers hub, as well as upcoming careers...


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Businesses encouraged to take part in Midlands Connect survey

Worcestershire businesses that frequently travel to Birmingham are being encouraged to complete the latest Midlands Connect survey. Feedback from the surveys will be used to support Midlands Connect in improving travel connectivity to the West of Birmingham. The information collected will only be used by Midlands Connect to identify how the transport network can be...


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Opportunity to visit Manufacturing, Packaging and Assembly Open Day

Businesses are being invited to attend the County Enterprises Open House Manufacturing, Packaging and Assembly Excellence open day. The event will take place with two identical sessions taking place from 8am and 1pm on Thursday 20 June 2019 at County Enterprises, St Pauls Street, Worcester, WR1 2BA. The sessions will include a company overview, tour of...


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Worcestershire County Council crowned ‘Council of the Year’ at energy efficiency awards

Worcestershire County Council has been crowned Council of the Year at the West Midlands Regional Energy Efficiency Awards for 2019. The recognition highlights the work undertaken by the authority and the financial and carbon savings it has achieved. This is the second year running the council have won the prestigious accolade. Several projects have helped...


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Businesses invited to support Mark’s ‘Mental Health’ Marathon

(Blog written by local business person, Mark Smith) As many of you will already know, 2018 was a difficult year…a year in which I was told I might have three-years to live, followed by extensive diagnostic health checks, regular specialist consultant’s visits, cancelled operations, learning how to cope with insulin dependence and eventually a lung...


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Dates for your Diary – May Newsletter

17 May 2019 – Applications close for BetaDen Cohort 2.0 17 May 2019 – Deadline for calls and views for the Local Industrial Strategy 21 May 2019 – Worcestershire LEP Local Industrial Strategy Event 22 May 2019 – Enterprising Worcestershire GDPR Workshop 24 May 2019 – Enterprising Worcestershire Social Media Workshop 4 June 2019 – SC awards night 7 June...


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