• WLEP Business Breakfast – Report

    WLEP Business Breakfast - Report

    A capacity audience attended a breakfast briefing today (30 July) to hear more about the outcome of Worcestershire’s Strategic Economic  Plan  and what the Growth Deal with Government means for the county and for its businesses. Our Executive Chair, Peter Pawsey, explained that Government had earlier this month confirmed an indicative sum of £47 million […]

  • Tour of Britain – Volunteers needed!

    Gary Woodman & Tour Mascot

    As the Tour de France leaves Britain’s shores for stages in France, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership is in the throes of its preparations for Stage 4 of the Tour of Britain, coming to Worcestershire on 10 September.  As part of that process we need lots of race volunteers. Volunteers are a vital part of the […]

  • Worcestershire Growth Deal

    Worcestershire Growth Deal

    Government has today (7 July 2014) announced its funding for capital projects in Worcestershire for 2015/6 following receipt and analysis of the county’s Strategic Economic Plan (SEP), submitted at the end of March. Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP) will receive over £13 million out of the national £2bn ‘single pot’ for the year together with […]

  • Tour of Britain – Worcestershire route revealed!

    Tour of Britain - Worcestershire route revealed!

    The route that Stage Four of this year’s Tour of Britain will take through Worcestershire was revealed at a reception held at The Hive, Worcester on 19 June. Timed to coincide with National Bike Week, Tour organisers confirmed that riders from 18 teams will start the gruelling 182.5 kilometre stage from the Hive at 10.30am […]

  • WLEP Annual Conference 2014 – date announced

    WLEP Annual Conference 2014 - date announced

    This year’s Worcestershire LEP conference will take place on Friday 10 October at the Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa. The conference will this year be themed ‘World Class Worcestershire’ (#WorldClassWorcs) and will be hosted by Mary Rhodes (BBC Midlands Today and Inside Out). With an exciting line up of speakers and contributors, we will be looking […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]