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Worcestershire LEP July 2018 Newsletter
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July 2018 Newsletter

In this edition:

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

I am delighted to say that there has already been a strong buzz of excitement and interest in the BetaDen, following our recent announcement of the technology accelerator. With initial interest so high, we are now starting to take registrations for the very first group of businesses to become a part of that space. As...


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BetaDen: Worcestershire’s first tech accelerator is recruiting now

Based at Malvern Hills Science Park, BetaDen has been designed to provide access and a unique environment for entrepreneurs and technology businesses to develop new concepts, products and solutions across emerging technology sectors alongside Worcestershire’s 5G testbed project team, helping new and existing companies to lead the way in future tech. BetaDen is now actively recruiting...


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Watch Worcestershire 5G Consortium video filmed at industry leading 5G demonstration

Following an exclusive demonstration of 5G radio applications at Worcester Bosch and Yamazaki Mazak, members of the Worcestershire 5G Consortium were interviewed about the exciting potential of the testbed project for businesses and the economy. The video brings together passionate stakeholders to outline how the Worcestershire 5G Testbed is an industry-leading blueprint for next generation...


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Prime Minister chairs first Council of Local Enterprise Partnership Leaders at Downing Street

The Prime Minister met with the leaders of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) on 19 June to celebrate their achievements to date and to map out key areas for cooperation under the UK’s Modern Industrial Strategy. The first meeting of the Prime Minister’s Council of LEP Chairs was made up of business leaders representing the...


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3 days remaining to enter Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2018

There are now only 3 days remaining to enter this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2018. Employers, apprentices, schools and training providers are being urged to submit their entries and nominations by the deadline of 6 July 2018. Tables are now on sale as well as sponsorship opportunities for the awards which will take place on...


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Worcestershire’s Apprentice of the Year, Ben Hyde, encourages nominations for 2018 awards

Ben Hyde, winner of the Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year 2017, is encouraging local apprentices to enter this year’s awards. Ben’s achievement at the 2017 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards has helped him to spread the valuable message of apprenticeships and the success that they can bring to fellow young people around the county. Ben is now...


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Add your support to Midlands Connect’s vision for increased transport investment

The Midlands Connect Partnership is working with Worcestershire LEP and the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce to invite businesses to pledge their support for its landmark 25 year transport strategy. Midlands Connect, the transport pillar of the Midlands Engine, is a partnership of 22 local authorities, 9 Local Enterprise Partnerships, chambers of commerce and...


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World leading tech firm locates European Headquarters in Worcestershire

Auraya Systems, a world leader in biometric voice verification technology has located its European Headquarters in Malvern, Worcestershire. The firm chose to be situated within a world-leading tech cluster that includes defence and technology specialist QinetiQ, and will be based at Malvern Hills Science Park, one of the county’s high profile ‘game changer’ sites. Auraya...


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Malvern brewery wins supermarket contracts after funding boost

A brewery based in the heart of Malvern has won contracts to stock its real ales and lagers on supermarket shelves after securing funding to scale up its business. The Friday Beer Company has been a favourite with real ale enthusiasts across the country since its launch in 2011, but now, after securing funding from...


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Worcestershire businesses to benefit from £3.4m skills training pot

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Worcestershire are urged to take advantage of a £3.4m skills training pot for their workforce, as a result of a contract extension. The training is delivered as part of a programme called Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW), which Serco’s Employment, Skills & Enterprise business is managing across...


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Worcestershire Business Central support accelerates growth for Insightconxs Ltd

Over the last few years, Evesham-based Insightconxs has established itself as a trusted and national provider to businesses both small and large. The cloud services company has quickly become a brand name in its home county of Worcestershire, having built its client base through personal contacts and referral networks. Working within the county, Insightconxs has...


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Week of free webinars and online training for aspiring and existing SME exporters

A week of webinars and online export advice sessions are taking place throughout July to help businesses across the Midlands that want to start or expand overseas trading. Delivered by the Department for International Trade, the Midlands Engine and the West Midlands Chambers of Commerce’s ERDF SME International Growth Project, Export Web Week (July 16-20)...


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Food and Drink sector Growth Support with FinditinWorcestershire breakfast meeting

Local food and drink producers are being invited to attend the FinditinWorcestershire’s breakfast event at Sixways Stadium on Tuesday 17 July. The wide range of local business support available to enterprises in the food and drink sector will be the focus for the breakfast event. The event hopes to give food and drink producers and those...


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Businesses reminded to attend Energy Strategy engagement workshops

Local businesses are being invited to attend a stakeholder engagement workshop to share their views on the development of a local Energy Strategy. The strategy will build on the area’s strengths and deliver affordable energy and clean growth for Worcestershire. The work will inform Worcestershire’s Local Industrial Strategy which is being developed later in 2018....


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bdht calls on local businesses to support family fun days this summer

bdht, Bromsgrove’s largest provider of affordable housing, is championing the cause for community spirit by calling for local businesses to support its upcoming Family Fun Days taking place this August. The events, hosted by bdht each year in both Sidemoor and Charford, provide the opportunity for people to come together in their local community and...


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Dates for your Diary – July Newsletter

6 July 2018 – Entries deadline for Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2018 16 July 2018 – Energy Strategy engagement workshop, Pershore 16 – 20 July 2018 – Export Web Week 17 July 2018 – FindItInWorcestershire Food and Drink Event 19 July 2018 – Energy Strategy engagement workshop, Hartlebury Summer 2018 – Research findings from DfE survey made available 1 August 2018 –...


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