• Tour of Britain: a brilliant day for Worcestershire

    Jerome Pinot at Worcester Start Point

    The crowds turned out in their thousands to cheer the 117 riders from 20 teams who set off from beneath the Hive in Worcester for Stage 4 of the Tour of Britain on 10 September. In glorious autumn sunshine, the riders headed out for the gruelling 184 km stage that took in some of the […]

  • WLEP Annual Conference – Registration now open!

    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

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]