Worcestershire was one of the first standalone, single-county LEPs to be approved in December 2010 by the Departments of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Communities and Local Government (CLG).
Worcestershire LEP is led by private sector businesses in partnership with the public sector – comprising Worcestershire County Council and the six district councils of Worcester City, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Malvern Hills, Wyre Forest and Wychavon.
Our task is to shape the best business environment for the county, stimulate growth of the local economy, encourage inward investment, boost enterprise and job creation, and actively promote Worcestershire as an exceptional place to work, live and prosper.
Since our arrival, we have been working with partners to establish our priorities, and where we can add value to the Worcestershire economy.
As a single county LEP, this provides the partnership with certain advantages – many of the other stakeholders, partnerships and statutory bodies have a matching geography. We are able to align, co-ordinate and co-operate with these bodies to exploit the opportunities that are presented to us as a partnership. This facilitates stream lined decision making and communication and the partnership can be ‘fleet of foot’, committed, pro-active and ready to play its role in the opportunities that present themselves.