Making Connections

The Worcestershire LEP is launching a new series of Videos and Podcasts with members of the business community.

This new content is being updated weekly with new episodes covering important business topics, advice and guidance as well as updates on the latest projects taking place around the county. The interactive new content will also allow members of the business community to suggest their own subject ideas and even appear in future episodes.

Podcasts will be available through Soundcloud and Spotify, search for “Worcestershire LEP”. Videos will be promoted through the Worcestershire LEP YouTube channel.

We encourage those who watch and listen to the episodes to share their thoughts across social media with the WLEP. The team will be on hand to answer any questions you have.

If you have any questions or would like to request a topic to be discussed, email the team on 


Episode 1 - Coronavirus HR Guidance

This first episode discusses the HR guidance for businesses on how to manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in their day-to-day operations. Special guest for this episode is Claire Hill from local HR company Hill HR.

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Episode 2 - Insurance Support for Flooding and Coronavirus

Episode 2 looks at the Insurance support for businesses who have been impacted by the recent flooding and COVID-19 pandemic. Special guest for this episode is Duncan Sutcliffe from Worcestershire Insurance firm, Sutcliffe Insurance.

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Episode 3 - BetaDen, Worcestershire's Technology Accelerator

Episode 3 brings listeners a unique behind the scenes chat with Linda Smith, CEO of BetaDen. BetaDen is the county’s primary technology accelerator, helping businesses to take their new innovative tech ideas to market.

Linda talks about the development of BetaDen, their growing tech community in Worcestershire and how you can get involved.

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Episode 4 - Coronavirus Business Support Advice

Episode 4 is a must listen for businesses, Gary is joined by WLEP Director of Operations, Luke Willetts and the pair discuss the UK Government Coronavirus Business Support Package.

Learn more about the packages available to businesses and how you can access this support for your business.

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Episode 5 - Coming soon