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Worcestershire LEP June 2018 Newsletter
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June 2018 Newsletter

In this edition:

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

Another month, another big announcement for Worcestershire LEP and the county. Whilst we were showcasing our cyber sector at the Infosecurity 2018 event, we had the pleasure of launching the BetaDen, a brand new tech accelerator which will be co-located with us at the Malvern Hills Science Park. The BetaDen will be Worcestershire’s first dedicated...


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Worcestershire’s new technology accelerator BETADEN announced

Launched exclusively at Info Security Europe 2018, Worcestershire LEP are excited to announce the launch of BETADEN a brand new tech accelerator in the heart of Worcestershire’s Cyber Valley. BETADEN, opening Autumn 2018, will be Worcestershire’s first dedicated tech accelerator for entrepreneurs and scale up tech businesses. It provides the location and environment for both...


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ERDF broadband funding vouchers available through Superfast Worcestershire

Local companies are being made aware of two Superfast Worcestershire broadband voucher schemes to help them get their business connected. The recently announced ERDF WEBB voucher scheme could help some businesses get connected. These vouchers will be allocated to eligible businesses that aren’t in the initial Superfast Worcestershire roll-out plans and want to upgrade their...


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Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year encourages entries for 2018 Awards

CP Foods UK Ltd, winners of the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2017, are encouraging local businesses, apprentices, schools and training providers to enter this year’s awards. The success has continued to pour in for Kidderminster-based CP Foods UK Ltd after winning last year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. The company is now encouraging other companies to...


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Pershore College showcases ‘field to fork’ industry day event

Pupils from schools in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire recently received an insight into the many career opportunities in agriculture and horticulture at an industry open day hosted by Pershore College. The event on 7 June, provided Year 9 pupils from Trinity High, Redditch and Winchcombe School, Cheltenham with a better understanding of how this innovative sector...


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2 days left to enter the Visit Worcestershire awards

Local businesses are being invited to take part in the Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence 2018. The awards are searching for the best tourism businesses in the county, and to celebrate what makes Worcestershire such a unique and diverse visitor destination. The Awards Ceremony will take place Tuesday 11 September at the Bank House Hotel, Spa...


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Midlands Cyber holds successful exhibition at Infosecurity Europe

The Midlands Cyber team has successfully co-ordinated a UK/US delegation to Infosecurity Europe 2018, Olympia London. The exhibition is Europe’s number one information security event, featuring the largest and most comprehensive conference programme with over 400 exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products to over 19,500 information security professionals. Maryland Department of...


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Local businesses invited 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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UK tech continues to expand at faster rate than wider economy according to Tech Nation Report 2018

Tech Nation (formerly Tech City UK) have released their comprehensive annual report on the state of UK tech. The report found some of the following headlines: Tech is expanding 2.6 times faster than the rest of the UK economy The Digital tech sector is worth nearly £184bn to UK economy, up from £170bn in 2016...


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Get involved with the new #NotJust apprenticeships campaign

Residents across Worcestershire are being encouraged to follow a new social media campaign showcasing the opportunities available to them through apprenticeships. Created by Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils’ digital marketing apprentice Gemma Ranford, the #NotJust campaign looks to tackle the misconceptions linked with becoming an apprentice, while encouraging more people to consider an apprenticeship as...


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Worcestershire Apprenticeships launch new Instagram account

Worcestershire Apprenticeships have announced the launch of their new Instagram account. The new social media account will aim to provide followers with information about vacancies as well as providing impartial advice/guidance about Worcestershire Apprenticeships in the form of exciting photos and video content. The account will add to Worcestershire Apprenticeship’s strong social media presence, helping...


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Excellence celebrated at Chamber Business Awards 2018

600 business people from across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and beyond gathered at the University of Worcester Arena on Thursday 7 June, for the annual Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, sponsored by Sanlam. This year’s awards saw the biggest number of applications yet, with 68 finalists being shortlisted in the 13 categories ranging from...


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Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) attracts large attendance

The Three Counties Defence & Security Expo 2018 (3CDSE) has proved that demand for a regional defence and security expo is high, having recorded 1000 delegates and over 100 exhibitors at the latest show. Numbers of attendees and exhibitors at 3CDSE more than doubled this year and the event also attracted visitors nationwide and internationally....


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Less than one week remaining to enter Pitchfest 2018

Local businesses are being reminded to submit their entries for Pitchfest 2018 before the 26 June 2018 deadline. Pitchfest is an investment scheme designed to help businesses to gain exposure and build confidence to enable them to secure future investment. Over the last 3 years, Pitchfest – which is run by the Centre for Growth...


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Budding scientists can enjoy fun-filled day at Malvern Science in the Park

Malvern Science in the Park is set to be bigger and better than ever before as it returns for another family fun-filled day of science, technology and engineering. From 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday, 30 June, Priory Park will once again become an open-air laboratory for budding scientists to launch fizzy rockets, blow enormous bubbles...


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Dates for your Diary – June Newsletter

22 June 2018 – Visit Worcestershire 2018 Awards application deadline 26 June 2018 – Applications deadline for Pitchfest 2018 30 June 2018 – Malvern Science in the Park event 1 July 2018 – Green Alley Award 2018 deadline 3 July 2018 – Energy Strategy engagement workshop, Worcester 6 July 2018 – Entries deadline for Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2018 16...


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