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Worcestershire LEP November 2019 Newsletter
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November 2019 Newsletter

In this edition:

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

Video Transcript What were the key updates from October? “Welcome to the Worcestershire LEP November newsletter, we have a bumper edition with plenty going on. What we have seen is the opening of the Cecil Duckworth Centre in Worcester supported by the Heart of Worcestershire College. This will focus on plumbing, heating and motor vehicle...


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HoW College launches new Duckworth Centre of Engineering

Heart of Worcestershire College (HoW College) was proud to launch its new Duckworth Centre of Engineering on Friday 25 October 2019, following investment from the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The new engineering centre was officially opened by Cecil Duckworth CBE. Cecil has had an impressive career in engineering, including starting Worcester Engineering Company Limited...


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Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2019 final to take place next week

28 of the best apprentices, employers, training providers, careers leads and schools will be recognised at next week’s Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2019. The sixth edition of the annual awards will take place from 6pm on Thursday 14 November at the Tree Tops Pavilion, West Midland Safari Park, where the winners of each category will be announced. An...


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Businesses invited to tech talks for next generation of security technologies

BetaDen Tech Talks continues its second series with ‘Next Generation in Security Technologies for Business’. The event will take place from 5pm on Tuesday 19 November until 7pm at OGL Computer’s offices in Kidderminster (DY11 7QH). The event’s expert speakers will be CyberQ Group and Worcestershire firm, OGL Computer Services Group, who will guide attendees...


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International work management software company, Aspenify, locates new UK company in Worcestershire

The internationally renowned work management software company, Aspenify, has launched its new UK business at Malvern Hills Science Park in Worcestershire. With offices already established in USA and Asia, the firm chose to be situated within Worcestershire’s high profile ‘game changer’ site due to its access to high-quality office space, and support network with the...


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Stoford unveils next stage of Worcester Six development

Leading commercial developer Stoford has put forward plans for the next stage of development at its flagship Worcester Six Business Park after attracting a global supplier of materials testing machines. It has submitted planning permission for three units, two of which will be occupied by ZwickRoell, a world-leading supplier of static materials testing machines that...


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UK-wide Assembly to focus on Engineers on a Health and Wellbeing Mission

Hundreds of engineers have been helping to inspire young people to become engineers as part of ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’. The engineers from a range of backgrounds all have one thing in common: their incredible work on exciting projects that make a positive difference to people’s health and wellbeing. The engineers on a mission have been...


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Worcestershire businesses fly the flag for the county globally

Worcestershire businesses have been praised for their innovation and achievements in a new report. Selecting 50 innovative businesses, The Midlands Innovation Report, published by Mills and Reeve shone a light on those who are putting the region back on the map. Worcestershire is one of the fastest-growing economies, and several businesses from across the county...


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Worcestershire businesses well represented at Chamber Business Awards 2019

A total of 6 Worcestershire-based businesses have been named as regional award winners at the Chamber Business Awards 2019. The Chamber Business Awards is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, recognising and promoting the best of British business through a series of regional heats, culminating in a Gala Awards Dinner, taking place...


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Best tourism businesses in the county revealed at prominent annual awards

Finalists of Visit Worcestershire’s annual Tourism Awards for Excellence were invited to an opulent awards ceremony on Tuesday 29 October, held at the Chateau Impney, Droitwich. The awards, sponsored by creative communications agency Mighty, welcomed over 80 tourism businesses from across Worcestershire ready to hear the announcement of the winners, highly commended and commended for...


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Businesses invited to attend FinditinWorcestershire Breakfast Meeting: Public Procurement

Local businesses are being invited to attend the latest FinditinWorcestershire event, this time on public procurement. On Tuesday 19 November 2019, FinditinWorcestershire is offering the local supply chain the opportunity to meet the region’s public sector buyers and commissioners behind a variety of contracting opportunities with organisations such as, Worcestershire County Council, Place Partnership, The...


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Event to help protect businesses and staff

Local companies are being invited to an event to help protect their businesses and staff. The event will take place from 4-7pm on Thursday 28 November at Sixways Stadium, WR3 8ZE. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask any questions and receive advice from key organisations on a number of issues, including: Business Crime, Cyber...


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Local Apprentices Graduate at Prestigious Ceremony

The Development Manager Ltd. (TDM), a West Midlands based Apprenticeship provider, held its annual graduation ceremony at The Guildhall Worcester on Friday 25 October. The ceremony saw 20 of TDM’s graduating apprentices receive their graduation certificates, including Worcestershire LEP’s PR, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Alex Price. Speaking at the graduation were the Mayor of Worcester...


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University and Students’ Union Launch New Night Bus Service

The University of Worcester and Worcester Students’ Union have launched a new night bus service in partnership with First Bus. The pilot service, to be called the 31N, aims to provide a safe and affordable option for getting home from the City centre to the St John’s area for both students and the public. The...


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Chance to get involved with the Worcestershire Works Well programme

Businesses are being invited to join Worcestershire Works Well, an accreditation scheme which aims to improve employee health and wellbeing across the county. The scheme is free to join and available to all organisations based in Worcestershire with a minimum of 2 employees. Businesses are able to achieve 3 levels of accreditation and the toolkit...


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Businesses invited to apply for Community Social Fund

Local businesses are being encouraged to apply for the Worcestershire County Council Community Social Fund. Worcestershire County Council are currently delivering a Social Fund that enables small businesses or charities to support inactive individuals back into further education or employment. Grants are available for up to £20,000 and are funded by the European Social Fund....


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ISO Quality Services Bingo Box challenge returns

(Press Release submitted by ISO Quality Services Ltd.) Christmas is a season of giving, as they say. Last year we had an incredible response to our mission to make Christmas easier for those families in Worcester that rely on the foodbank. Our Bingo Box challenge was something we launched for Worcester to get involved with,...


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Businesses invited to Local Carol Service in aid of Mental Health

Local businesses and individuals are being invited to The 2019 Worcestershire Business Community Carol Service at All Saints, in the heart of Worcester city centre. The Carol Service on Tuesday 10 December, is the final event of 2019 in support of Lloyds Bank’s campaign to raise over £25,000 for Mental Health UK. The team at...


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Dates for your Diary – November Newsletter

7 November 2019 – Innovate UK Malvern Clinic 13 November 2019 – GrowAgri Project Launch Event 14 November 2019 – Cocktail Masterclass with HW Chamber 14 November 2019 – Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2019 Ceremony 19 November 2019 – BetaDen: Security Technologies Tech Talk 19 November 2019 – FindItInWorcestershire Public Procurement Event 21 November 2019 – Mark’s Mental Health Big Quiz 21 November 2019...


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