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Worcestershire LEP February 2017 Newsletter
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February 2017 Newsletter

In this edition:

Update from Worcestershire LEP Chief Executive, Gary Woodman: February 2017

From the completion of Growth Deal projects to Ministerial visits, January has highlighted some of the fantastic progress we are making in the county. During January we welcomed the business...


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Business Minister Margot James MP opens new North Worcestershire Engineering Centre of Excellence in Redditch

Following the Minister’s visit to Malvern Hills Science Park, business Minister Margot James MP opened the new North Worcestershire Engineering Centre of Excellence in Redditch on 23 January. The Minister...


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Margot James MP meets Worcestershire’s world class businesses at Malvern Hills Science Park

The Government Minister for Small Business, Margot James MP, visited Worcestershire on 13 January 2017 to hear about the work of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and to meet some...


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Give your feedback on the Government’s Industrial Strategy

Government has announced its Industrial Strategy to address long-term challenges to the UK economy. The strategy aims to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth...


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Government Green Light for Worcestershire Parkway

Worcestershire County Council’s plans for a major new railway station south-east of Worcester have been given the green light by the Department for Transport. The approval from the Department for...


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HoW College prepare to unveil new SEN facilities following LEP investment

Heart of Worcestershire College (HoW College) is leading the way for Special Education Needs (SEN) provision across Worcestershire, as they prepare to unveil new state-of-the art facilities thanks to an...


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Superfast fibre broadband is a sign of the times for CitySigns

CitySigns provides bespoke signage, digital printing and vinyl graphics and is home to the latest print technology. Established in 1960 and based at Ball Mill Top Business Park in Hallow, Worcester,...


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One week remaining to register for European Funding workshop

Rural businesses have one week remaining to register for the first of a series of workshops to understand how they can benefit from European Funding. The ‘Pie and Pint’ workshops, which take...


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Organisations and Partners gather for Worcestershire’s World Class Investment Opportunities

Over 70 organisations and partners attended a World Class Worcestershire Inward Investment Workshop to explore ways to collectively support further investment and business growth into the county. Attendees were provided...


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Business confidence high despite EU referendum vote

Almost half of businesses in Worcestershire are confident that their turnover will improve in 2017 – despite the result of the EU referendum last summer, according to the findings of...


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Study shows Geothermal Heat could support businesses

A ground breaking and innovative study led by Wychavon has been published. The study looks at heat use across Worcestershire and how natural heat from the earth could be used...


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Redditch business to benefit from Energy Efficiency Programme Grant

A Redditch business is one of a number of businesses to have benefited from the first Business Energy Efficiency Programme Grant round, set up to help lower running costs and promote energy efficient...


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H&W Chamber Business Awards opens for entries

Local businesses are encouraged to enter Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce’s annual business Awards, sponsored by Sanlam. The Awards ceremony is one of the highlights in the business events...


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Three Weeks until the Chamber Business Expo

It is now only three weeks until the Chamber Business Expo, sponsored by Hewett Recruitment, the biggest business exhibition in the two counties that attracts over 120 exhibitors and 800 visitors....


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Support available for launching new businesses in ‘Start Up Spring’

Start up Spring is a fresh initiative to boost regional business growth. Delivered by Impetus Business Loans in Worcestershire, it will help individuals in the West Midlands and South West...


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Businesses encouraged to complete survey on IT skills

Businesses in Worcestershire are being encouraged to complete a short survey about their IT skills as well as any outsourcing requirements. Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcester Business School are hosting...


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Dates for your Diary – February Newsletter

8 February 2017 – Worcestershire Innovation Wednesday 9 February 2017 – Sustainability Forum 10 February 2017 – Feedback deadline for LEP IT Skills Survey 15 February 2017 – Pie and Pint EU Funding...


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