Chief Executive’s statement following the EU Referendum

Following the result of the EU Referendum, Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Worcestershire has had the 3rd fastest growing economy in recent years and the latest statistics show that the County has also been the 3rd most prosperous.

“Since the vote to leave the EU, we are working to fully understand the implications for our local businesses and are working with partner organisations to ensure the appropriate support is in place to keep up the momentum for economic growth and the creation of jobs.

“We remain focused on delivering the programmes which we have received funding for, as well as working to secure additional investment to grow the economy further for the long term prosperity of the County.

“The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership is responsible for the strategy around €68m of European Structural and Investment Funds which support local organisations and businesses. We are now working with Government to understand what the vote to leave the EU  means for the future of the National EU funding programme, which was originally set to run from 2014 – 2020, and in particular the funds which are yet to be allocated within the County.”

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