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Worcestershire LEP March 2020 Newsletter
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March 2020 Newsletter

In this edition:

Video Update from Worcestershire LEP Chief Executive, Gary Woodman: March 2020

Video Transcript What were the key updates from February? Welcome to the Worcestershire LEP March Newsletter, it’s a busy time of year as we head towards the financial year end, with the budget this week. When we look back over last week, another successful Worcestershire Skills Show delivered by the team. Over 6,000 young people coming...


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WLEP20: Register for the Worcestershire LEP Conference

Businesses can register their free place at this year’s Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference by visiting the new Conference website – www.wlepconference.co.uk This year’s conference is focussed on a connected Worcestershire through to 2040 and what that journey looks like. Attendees will be able to learn about the vision for Worcestershire and how specific challenges are...


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Worcestershire Skills Show proves popular with 6,000 attendees

There’s no place like home to start your career, and why not when Worcestershire has a wide range of exciting options? The county’s largest career event the Skills Show, once again proved extremely popular with around 6,000 young people keen to find out more about the future options available to them on their doorstep. The...


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BetaDen launches new Tech Tuesday Events

Worcestershire’s first Technology Accelerator, BetaDen, are thrilled to launch their brand new event series: Tech Tuesdays, bringing Worcestershire dedicated technology events bi-monthly. Tech Tuesdays is BetaDen’s new event series, occurring bi-monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. Open to all of those interested in the evolving technology landscape, each event will focus on one...


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Worcestershire announced as a winner in the new 5G trials

5G will help to continue the progress and development of technological innovation for Health services and Adult Social Care in parts of rural Worcestershire. The West Mercia Rural 5G project, testing and trialling the benefits of 5G in rural areas, will launch on the 1 April, following a successful bid which was led by Worcestershire...


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Have your say on future training available to Worcestershire businesses and employers

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), working with Serco, is seeking the views of Worcestershire employers to understand how they can be supported to develop the skills needed to adopt digital technologies. All contributions are valuable – this is the chance for businesses to tell the LEP about their organisation’s challenges around digital skills and to...


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Worcestershire commercial property market performing well but opportunities are limited due to lack of space

A shortage of office and industrial units in Worcestershire, coupled with high demand for space, will push up commercial property prices across the county in the next 12 months according to a new report by Worcestershire’s largest independent commercial property agency GJS Dillon. ‘The growth of Worcestershire’s office market is being stifled by the lack...


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Chamber set to launch Business Manifesto 2020

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce would like to invite local businesses to its annual Business Manifesto 2020 Launch. To be held at Yamazaki Mazak UK Limited, Badgeworth Drive, Worcester WR3 9NF on Friday 20 March 7.30-9.30am, the presentation will be open to Members and Non-members. The report will detail the Chamber’s key business priorities,...


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Kidderminster BID welcomes new manager

The Kidderminster Business Improvement District (BID) has announced the appointment of a new BID Manager today (Tuesday 10 March). Alexandra Powell, who lives in Kidderminster, has taken on the role which will see her join the company on 16 March 2020. Alexandra brings a wealth of experience having previously worked as a Neighbourhood Manager. She...


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H&W Chamber named in Top 20 Not for Profit Organisations to Work for in the UK

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has been placed inside the top 20 companies in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to Work for 2020. The Chamber was placed at Number 20 out of 100 not for profit UK companies. The Sunday Times Best Companies...


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College to Challenge Business to use Space Data to Solve Agricultural Problems

Pershore college is challenging Worcestershire businesses to discover how to use the latest technology from space to solve problems in agriculture. It is all a part of the GrowAgri project, run by Pershore College, which is tasked with supporting the growth of agri-tech within the county. The process will begin with a two-day seminar on 25-26...


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National award success for Worcestershire business

A Worcestershire based company has been named one of the best businesses in rural Britain. Sam Wilson Studio was named Best Rural Creative, Artisan or Craft Business at the national final of the Rural Business Awards, in association with Amazon. Sam Wilson Studio is a luxury homeware brand inspired by the British countryside. Sam’s art tells stories of rural...


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New WINN and FindItinWorcestershire Events for Businesses

Businesses and organisations are being made aware of the new WINN and FindItinWorcestershire events coming to Worcestershire. Once again, the regular WINN events are ‘going on tour’ for 2020 ready to meet innovative local businesses across the county of Worcestershire. The presentations will focus on connections throughout the county and how to get involved. Topics...


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Dates for your Diary – March Newsletter

12 March 2020 – HW Chamber March Business Expo 17 March 2020 – FindItInWorcestershire Event 19 March 2020 – Worcestershire Business Central EU exit workshop 20 March 2020 – Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Manifesto Launch 31 March 2020 – Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference 2020 15 April 2020 – WINN Wednesday 30 April 2020 – Worcestershire Women’s Business Forum 30 April 2020 – BetaDen Cohort 2.0 Showcase...


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