Tour of Britain – road closure information
With just two weeks to go before the Tour of Britain comes to Worcestershire, Worcestershire LEP has issued further information regarding the road closures that will be in operation on the day. The Race is coming to the County on Wednesday 10 September and will start from the Cattle Market Car Park in the City […]
Wiggo coming to Worcestershire?
Teams announced for Tour of Britain. The final list of teams for the 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain has been confirmed, revealing the 20 squads who will be racing for the Friends Life Yellow Jersey this September. On Wednesday 10th September, Stage 4 of the Tour will be coming to Worcestershire on a route […]
WLEP Annual Conference – Registration now open!
Worcestershire business people and others interested are invited to book for the WLEP Annual Conference, taking place at the Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa on the morning of Friday 10 October. Bookings are now open – please register here. Entitled ‘World Class Worcestershire’, the proceedings will be chaired by BBC Midlands Today’s main presenter, Mary Rhodes. […]
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!
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
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 […]
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 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
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 […]