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Worcestershire LEP May 2018 Newsletter
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May 2018 Newsletter

In this edition:

Update from Worcestershire LEP Chief Executive, Gary Woodman: May 2018

May is going to be another significant month for Worcestershire businesses. As I’m sure you’re all aware, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to be enforced from 25 May...


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GDPR – Make sure your business is ready

Local businesses are being reminded that the data protection regulation is set to change on 25 May this year to give people more control over their data. These laws cover...


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Worcestershire LEP set to relocate to Malvern Hills Science Park

Worcestershire LEP will be moving office to the Malvern Hills Science Park on the week commencing 21 May 2018, in order to work more closely in the development of 5G, and...


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Evesham college launches new engineering centre

A new state-of-the-art engineering centre has launched in Evesham to tackle a shortage of engineering skills in the area. The specialist faculty at Evesham College is a joint venture by...


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Work starts on Kimal’s £13 million Worcester Six HQ

Construction of a 140,000 sq ft headquarters building at the £120 million Worcester Six Business Park is underway. Stoford Developments gained planning consent from Wychavon District Council to build the...


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Note for businesses on the M5 junction 6 improvements

Local Businesses are being informed about Traffic management work that commenced on 14 May. On Monday, 23 April, work began on setting up traffic management for the M5 junction 6...


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Local businesses recognised in The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2018

Three Worcestershire businesses have been announced as winners in The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2018. Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership would like to congratulate Metrasens, TP3 Global and The First Class...


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Three Worcestershire businesses recognised in BDO Profit Track 100 for 2018

Three Worcestershire businesses have been recognised among the UK’s fastest growing businesses, in the Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table for 2018. The 19th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit...


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Businesses Invited to attend Agritech Industry Day

Businesses are being invited to attend an Agritech Industry Day at Pershore College on Thursday 7 June. WCG are hosting an Agri Tech industry Day in partnership with Worcestershire LEP to...


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4G connectivity expanded in Upton-Upon-Severn

O2 has brought new 4G connectivity to Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire. O2 is continuing to increase its 4G mobile coverage across Worcestershire with Upton-upon-Severn the latest town in the county to benefit, ...


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Business expert named as Worcestershire’s Commissioner for Cyber Science & Innovation Audit

Nicola Whiting, the Chief Operations Officer of award-winning software business Titania, has been appointed as Worcestershire’s Commissioner for the UK Government’s Cyber Science and Innovation Audit. The Cyber Science and...


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Cycling star Chris Boardman promotes living and working in Worcestershire

British cycling legend Chris Boardman MBE has backed a campaign aimed at encouraging people to live and work in Worcestershire. Chris has recently opened his Boardman Bikes Performance Centre in...


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Businesses invited to cutting-edge Worcestershire innovation event

Worcester is gearing up to host one of the UK’s most innovative business events of the year in the iconic Hive library from May 23-24, organised by WINN – the...


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Finalists for HW Chamber Business Awards announced

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce has revealed the shortlisted firms in the Chamber Business Awards 2018, sponsored by Sanlam. The Chamber Business Awards look to celebrate firms in Herefordshire...


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Start-up competition Green Alley Award 2018 launches

Berlin Investment GmbH, Green Alley, is inviting start ups and young entrepreneurs from across Europe to apply for its start-up investment competition before the 1 July 2018 deadline. The competition...


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Worcestershire companies urged to enter the Rural Business Awards 2018

Local businesses have two weeks remaining to enter the 2018/19 Rural Business Awards before the 31 May 2018 deadline. The awards are organised by rural business for rural business, with winners...


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Opt In to continue receiving WLEP’s newsletter

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced on 25 May 2018 and we are creating a new mailing list ready for this date. Unless you subscribe to this new mailing...


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Worcestershire LEP team taking part in St Richard’s Hospice Malvern walk

Worcestershire LEP’s executive team are taking part in an 11 mile walk around the Malvern Hills in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. The team will be walking the 11 miles...


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Dates for your Diary – May Newsletter

17 May 2018 – Women’s Business Forum 23 – 24 May 2018 – WINN Great Things innovation event 25 May 2018 – GDPR regulations become enforced 30 May 2018 – DiT Export...


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