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Worcestershire LEP July 2019 Newsletter
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July 2019 Newsletter

In this edition:

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

Video Transcript: What were the key business updates from June? “June and July has been a really successful couple of months for us, the new Inward Investment site has launched and looks fantastic and obviously we will build and add content to that. Congratulations to Kidderminster which has been announced as part of the future...


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New investment site launched for Worcestershire

The newly redeveloped Invest in Worcestershire website was launched this week. The website www.investinworcestershire.com has been updated to include the very latest information on what Worcestershire has to offer for investors from the UK and around the globe. Brand new information on the website includes; funding and support available, key sectors, Worcestershire’s skills offer, lifestyle...


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Businesses invited to attend Worcestershire Brand event

Businesses are being invited to attend the latest Worcestershire Brand events, for members and non-members. The next event will take place from 6pm on 25 July 2019 and will be held at Morgan Motor Company Ltd. Morgan Motor Company Ltd. Pickersleigh Road Malvern Worcestershire WR14 2LL The hosts have agreed to provide members with a...


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Kidderminster selected for Future High Streets Fund Award

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed the news that Wyre Forest District Council’s bid to the Government, for funding to help Kidderminster town centre under the Future High Streets Fund initiative, has been successful. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced the shortlist of bids that would progress to the next stage on...


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Worcestershire Careers Hub event celebrates the county’s education success

Over 60 local schools, colleges, SEN schools and MPs attended yesterday’s inaugural Worcestershire Careers Hub celebration event. The showcase took place at the Worcestershire County Council Chamber where attendees received keynote presentations from the Careers and Enterprise Company, Worcestershire LEP and Worcestershire County Council. The event culminated in the presentation of certificates for schools and...


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Food and beverage equipment supplier unveils new HQ

A leading global manufacturer and supplier of food and beverage equipment is to establish its UK headquarters in Worcester as it expands its operations. Marmon Food & Beverage Equipment will occupy a 28,500 sq ft unit at Worcester Six Business Park from this month (July), bringing a number of new jobs to the area. The...


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A4104 in Upton now raised and flood ready

A much-needed programme of works to reduce the impact of flooding on local residents and businesses in the Upton area, is now complete. The work, delivered by Worcestershire County Council, focused on raising the A4104 in Upton-Upon-Severn, meaning the road will be less likely to be affected by future floods. Councillor Tony Miller, Worcestershire County...


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Ultra Low Emission Vehicles Strategy Recommended For Approval

A strategy and five year action plan to create a thriving local area enabled by a sustainable travel network and low carbon economic growth in Bromsgrove has got Cabinet approval. The Ultra Low Emission Vehicles Strategy calls for an urgent review of the Council’s own fleet using Government funded expertise from the Energy Saving Trust...


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BetaDen launch new events for businesses

In preparation for the launch of Cohort 2.0, BetaDen, have been putting together an events programme for the business community here in Worcestershire. From Tech Talks, to Innovate UK, business clinics and further networking, BetaDen will be offering a wide variety of events over the next 12 months. BetaDen’s 1st Birthday 12 September 2019 –...


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Worcestershire welcomes two delegations from Ireland and USA

A select group of leading cyber businesses and organisations from the Midlands and Maryland USA met last month (5 June) to build on cyber trade and investment opportunities in their respective regions. In June 2017 Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine and Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...


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European Regional Development Funding Opportunities & Networking Event

Worcestershire has more than £4m available to invest in projects that will deliver support for innovation, business support and support for the low carbon economy. Organisations and businesses across Worcestershire are being invited to learn about the funding opportunities available. The event will take place from 9:30am to 1pm on Friday 26 July 2019 at...


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Midlands Engine Investment Fund reaches £50million milestone

£50million has been injected into the region’s firms with the support of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). Revealed at the MEIF’s anniversary event (18 June), this latest milestone is the result of making over 150 investments in firms located across the Midlands and includes £19.02 million of private sector leverage. Now over a year...


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Funding available for Rural Community Energy Projects

Worcestershire communities are being made aware of new funding available through the Rural Community Energy Fund. The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £10 million programme which supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects, which provide economic and social benefits to the community. Communities with an energy related project idea are...


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Chamber Business Awards 2019: The Winners

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to welcome over 650 business professionals to the University of Worcester Arena to celebrate the Chamber Business Awards 2019, sponsored by FOLK2FOLK. Attendees enjoyed a bubbly welcome drink on arrival, before flocking to DRPG’s popular drinks bar, sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak, and networking with other finalists. Sharon...


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Businesses encouraged to take part in Annual Salary & Benefits Survey

Local firms are invited to take part in a new survey, in partnership with Hewett Recruitment, to support businesses with improving their staff recruitment and retention goals. Many businesses are experiencing challenges when attempting to access the labour and skilled staff they require to maintain business growth. Addressing the local skills shortage remains a priority...


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Manufacturing businesses attend Engineering Digital Mash-up event

Over 70 businesses attended the Manufacturing Technologies Association’s first Engineering Digital Mash-up event at Yamazaki Mazak’s European headquarters in Worcester. The event was organised in partnership with Stirling Media and the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, with support from Autodesk and the Manufacturing Technology Centre. The day event was aimed at SMEs looking to adopt digital...


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Take part in the Annual Scaleup Survey 2019

Businesses are being invited to take part in the Annual Scaleup Survey 2019. Each year, the survey gains the views of Worcestershire’s fastest growing businesses, about their main barriers to further growth, and what they need from the UK private and public sectors to help them to continue to scale. The numbers of scaleup business...


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Malvern Festival of Innovation outline programme now available

The Malvern Festival of Innovation returns 7-12 October and will this year add two new features to its almost week long programme. On Monday 7 October, innovators will be able to speak to camera in the world’s smallest theatre, the Theatre of Small Convenience in Great Malvern and outline their new products and services in...


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Be Inspired and Collaborate at Growth Events

Businesses are being invited to take part in a campaign to maximise opportunities and support growth in Worcestershire. As part of Worcestershire Business Central’s Inspiring Growth campaign, local business are being given the opportunity to hear from expert speakers who can offer experiential advice and exchange ideas with peers at the Inspiring Growth – Journey...


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Worcestershire innovators urged to make it happen

Budding innovators in Worcestershire are being encouraged to share their business ideas and take the chance to make their dreams a reality. The ‘Make It Happen’ challenge is targeting Worcestershire’s growing innovation community, offering participants an opportunity to showcase their vision for new and exciting products and services. The winning proposal will receive a cash prize of £5,000...


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Dates for your Diary – July Newsletter

19 July 2019 – HW Chamber International Trade course ‘Brexit planning on Supply Chain Impact’ 25 July 2019 – Worcestershire Brand Event 26 July 2019 – ERDF Funding Opportunities and Networking Event 30 July 2019 – Worcestershire Cyber Forum 31 July 2019 – WINN Make it Happen deadline 1 August 2019 – Worcestershire Business Central Future Business Development Roundtable...


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