• Pinning our hopes on plan for growth

    Pinning our hopes on plan for growth

    First published in the Worcester News: 11 April 2014 As you will no doubt have heard by now, Worcestershire’s Strategic Economic Plan (or SEP) was duly submitted to Government on deadline, Monday 31 March. A special ‘send off’ event at Worcester Arena, culminating in me being driven with the Plan towards Westminster in a fantastic […]

  • SEP sent off in style

    SEP sent off in style

    Worcestershire LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) was sent off in style on Monday as representatives from Worcestershire County Council, District Councils, and from county wide businesses joined us for a special event held at Worcester University’s Arena. The SEP outlines Worcestershire’s strategy for growth over the next ten years.  It could attract millions of pounds […]

  • Tour of Britain returns to Worcestershire

    Tour of Britain returns to Worcestershire

    Worcestershire LEP is pleased to confirm the return of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race, The Tour of Britain, to the county this September as we host Stage Four of the race. Stage Four, on Wednesday 10 September, will start in the heart of Worcester City before travelling through Worcestershire via Great Malvern, Upton upon Severn, Pershore, […]

  • SEP summary document

    SEP summary document

    Worcestershire’s Strategic Economic Plan was submitted to Government yesterday (31 March). The full SEP covers over two hundred pages, so we have produced a smaller summary document covering the main points of our submission. We will hear from Government in the summer as to the allocation of funding coming to Worcestershire for the ten year […]

  • WLEP events provide business engagement opportunity

    WLEP events provide business engagement opportunity

    The LEP offered county businesses the opportunity to have their say in shaping the future economy of Worcestershire at a breakfast event held on 14th March at Worcester Bosch. Over 60 delegates from the county’s businesses  took part in the interactive workshop designed to both inform those present of the likely content of the Strategic […]

  • Showcasing for Worcestershire floods mitigation company

    Showcasing for Worcestershire floods mitigation company

    One of the country’s market leaders in flood alleviation schemes, UK Flood Barriers, is hosting a reception in Westminster to showcase Britain’s capability to design flood resilient infrastructure. The Droitwich Spa based business is leading the way in flood alleviation technology and is inviting an audience of Parliamentarians, consulting engineers, contractors and representatives from the […]

  • Worcestershire scores top ten ranking for investment strategy

    Worcestershire scores top ten ranking for investment strategy

    Worcestershire LEP has been ranked as one of England’s top ten Local Enterprise Partnerships in terms of its Foreign Direct Investment Strategy. Extensive research conducted by the fDi Intelligence division of The Financial Times collected the data as part of its ‘European Cities and Regions of the Future 2014/15’ report.  Survey information was gathered from […]

  • LEP welcomes new Heathrow rail link news

    LEP welcomes new Heathrow rail link news

    Peter Pawsey, Executive Chair at Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed the recent announcement from Thames Valley Berkshire LEP that Network Rail has backed their preferred route for improved rail access from the west into Heathrow. Western Rail Access to Heathrow will connect the airport to the Great Western Mainline, slashing journey times and bringing […]

  • West Midlands LEPs announce new finance programme

    West Midlands LEPs announce new finance programme

    Six Local Enterprise Partnerships in the West Midlands have agreed to join together to create a major investment fund worth at least £125m, expected to create or safeguard 9,000 jobs and help 400 new businesses to start up. The Regional Investment Fund will provide a range of programmes to support growing businesses in Worcestershire, Greater […]