• A prosperous future for Worcestershire – Peter Pawsey Executive Chairman

    A prosperous future for Worcestershire - Peter Pawsey Executive Chairman

    First published in the Worcester News on 27.03.2015 A prosperous future for Worcestershire This is my last column as Executive Chair of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership as my term of office concludes on the 2 April 2015. It has been an honour to hold this position for the past four years so may I […]

  • Superfast Broadband boost for thousands more Worcestershire homes and businesses

    Superfast Broadband boost for thousands more Worcestershire homes and businesses

    A multi-million pound boost to the current Superfast Worcestershire programme will see more than 8,000 additional homes and businesses able to access high-speed fibre broadband by Summer 2018. The additional funding will extend the reach of the existing Superfast Worcestershire partnership programme between Worcestershire County Council, BT and the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), which […]

  • European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme has launched

    European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme has launched

    The England 2014-20 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth programme launched 20 March and will provide Worcestershire with £1.3million in PA1 Innovation funds, £1.75million over the next three years through PA3 SME Competitiveness funds, £1.3million in PA4 Low Carbon funds and £300,000 from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The ESIF programmes’ key objectives focus on improving local […]

  • Manufacturing company expands in Kidderminster

    Manufacturing company expands in Kidderminster

    Beakbane Ltd, an innovative manufacturing company located in Kidderminster, has recently grown thanks to their investment and funding from the Worcestershire Expansion Programme. The Worcestershire Expansion Programme, which is supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund and delivered locally by Worcestershire County Council on behalf of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, was put in place […]

  • Double celebration for First Service Frozen Food

    Double celebration for First Service Frozen Food

    Bromsgrove’s First Service Frozen Foods is celebrating 10 years of trading later this month (27 March 2015). The company is also celebrating their recent expansion having received a grant of £35,000 from Worcestershire Expansion Programme (WEP) in addition to their own investment of over £420,000. The Worcestershire Expansion Programme, which is supported by the Government’s […]

  • Grinnall Specialist cars expands to new 2-acre site

    Grinnall Specialist cars expands to new 2-acre site

    Grinnall Specialist Cars is expanding with the purchase of a brown-field site of approximately 2 acres in Stourport-on-Severn, just over a mile away from their current premises in Heightington, Nr Bewdley. The purchase has been made possible through a grant of just over £37,000 from the Worcestershire Expansion Programme and the company investing just over […]