• Awards Celebrate the County’s Top Apprentices

    Awards Celebrate the County's Top Apprentices

    Over 300 employers and individuals from across the county gathered for an evening of celebration and recognition at the Worcestershire Apprentice Awards 2014. Six apprentices, five employers and one school picked up awards at the inaugural event held at the West Midlands Safari Park on 27 November 2014. Worcestershire’s outstanding apprentices and employers were presented […]

  • World Class investment opportunities in Worcestershire

    World Class investment opportunities in Worcestershire

    Worcestershire was placed on the national stage as it promoted the very best in infrastructure and investment opportunities throughout the county to an invited audience of business leaders in London. The World Class Worcestershire event was organised to attract developers and business investors including those from the County’s three main priority growth sectors: Agri-Tech, Cyber, […]

  • Tour of Britain £1m boost for Worcestershire

    Tour of Britain £1m boost for Worcestershire

     The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has today revealed that the Friends Life Tour of Britain provided a boost of almost £1m to the local economy. The latest analysis shows that £995,849 was spent by visitors to Worcestershire who arrived in their thousands on 10 September 2014. Around 160,000 people attended Stage Four of the […]

  • LEPs work together for region’s growth

    LEPs work together for region's growth

    Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP) has entered an agreement with the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) confirming a commitment to work together for increased economic growth for the region. At a protocol signing ceremony, which took place on Wednesday 29 October 2014 in Birmingham, chairs from the Stoke & Staffordshire LEP (SSLEP) […]

  • Worcestershire LEP’s Annual Report 2013-2014 now available

    Worcestershire LEP’s Annual Report 2013-2014 now available

    This year’s Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Annual Report 2013-14 is now available and businesses across the County are being urged to take a look. This year’s report reviews another successful year of significant progress across Worcestershire and is introduced by a letter from the MP for Tunbridge Wells and Minister for Universities, Science and […]

  • 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 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 […]