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Worcestershire LEP February 2020 Newsletter
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February 2020 Newsletter

In this edition:

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

Video Transcript What have been the key developments this month? Welcome to the February LEP Newsletter, it’s been another busy month here. We see the opening of Worcestershire Parkway, on Sunday (23 February) so, huge event and I’m sure this infrastructure will make Worcestershire fantastically connected to the rest of the UK and beyond. We...


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WLEP20: Register for the Worcestershire LEP Conference

You can register your 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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WLEP20: How to sponsor or exhibit at the Worcestershire LEP Conference

Businesses have the opportunity to promote their business and services at one of Worcestershire’s most popular business events. The Worcestershire LEP Conference, taking place on the 31 March at the University Arena, is expected to have 400 delegates attend to hear the latest news and developments taking place within the county. This new year has...


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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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Excitement building ahead of Worcestershire’s Largest Careers Event

Excitement is building ahead of Worcestershire’s largest Careers event, the Worcestershire Skills Show on the 4 March 2020. This year’s skills show is returning to the Chateau Impney Hotel and Exhibition Venue, Droitwich Spa, with approximately 6,000 young people, employers and education providers from across the Midlands expected to attend. The event provides young people...


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Chance to attend the Two Counties’ Biggest Business Exhibition

Local businesses are being encouraged to attend and exhibit at the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber Spring Expo. With 120 Exhibitors from various business sectors and around 800 attendees expected, the Spring Chamber Business Expo is the largest Business Exhibition to be held in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. This year’s Expo also presents the opportunity for exhibitors...


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Entries open for Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2020

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council have announced that entries are now open for the popular Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2020. Local apprentices, apprenticeship employers, schools, careers leads and training providers in Worcestershire are being encouraged to submit their nominations via the online nomination process, before the 12 July deadline. This year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeships...


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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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New Expert in Residence Scheme Launches at Worcestershire LEP

Entrepreneurs can now access financial support services at the Worcestershire LEP as part of a new Programme. The Expert in Residence scheme has been launched by the LEP in partnership with NatWest and aims to support entrepreneurs as they grow and scale-up their businesses. Deborah Norton, Business Growth Enabler at NatWest, has been appointed as...


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EU Exit – What do businesses need to know now?

Worcestershire’s Growth Hub, Worcestershire Business Central are offering FREE training sessions and one-to-one business support for businesses preparing for any eventuality of EU exit. The UK is now formally in a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current rules on trade, travel, and business for...


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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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30-year milestone for Worcestershire family construction firm

A father and son who run one of Worcestershire’s most respected building companies are celebrating the firm’s 30th anniversary. Redditch-based J. Coote and Son, which undertakes a range of building and renovation projects for homeowners across the county, is ran by John Coote and his 24-year-old son, Jack. John, 51, launched the Ham Green-based business...


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Celebration of organisations involved in ESF Community Grants

ESF Community Grants are celebrating all of the successful organisations that have been awarded grants to so far. They have awarded 13 organisations, delivering 32 projects across Worcestershire. The goal is that collectively they will engage with 574 individuals that are currently inactive to gain a variety of skills that lead to employment/training & or...


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Dates for your Diary – February Newsletter

23 February 2020 – Worcestershire Parkway Station Official Opening 4 March 2020 – Worcestershire Skills Show 10 March 2020 – WINNing Connections Event 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...


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