Over 70 organisations and partners attended a World Class Worcestershire Inward Investment Workshop to explore ways to collectively support further investment and business growth into the county.
Attendees were provided with an overview of the inward investment service which is being led by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership alongside both public and private sectors and Worcestershire Business Central.
The Inward Investment Managers, Steve Butterworth and Sharon Rai provided the delegation with an overview of the service, which is delivered countywide and in partnership with the County Council and District Councils. The duo launched a Soft Landing Offer which is designed as a Red-Carpet service, offered free of charge for investors and businesses moving into Worcestershire.
Investment opportunities discussed during the event included;
- £120million Worcester Growth Corridor, which includes Worcester Six – a commercial development site just off Junction 6 of the M5
- Redditch Eastern Gateway – a 100,000sq.m employment site just a 20 minute drive to Birmingham International Airport
- Malvern Hills Science Park – an existing site with an internationally recognised cyber cluster
- South Kidderminster Enterprise Park, with 80,000sq.m of employment development and new housing.
Speakers at the event included Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Mike Ashton, Chief Executive Officer of Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce who both gave an insight into the current investment trends in Worcestershire. In addition, delegates were informed of the successful Trade Mission to Maryland, USA that took place during 2016. This mission was focused around the Cyber Security sector, and the delegation included a number of high growth Worcestershire firms.
Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership said: “We are always working with partners to spread the message that Worcestershire is a world class place to live, work and invest and this event has highlighted the exceptional opportunities we currently have available in the county, along with a passionate business community who are keen to showcase the very best of Worcestershire. I would encourage any parties interested in investing in the county to contact our dedicated investment team.”
For further information about the various development and employment sites within the county, contact Invest in Worcestershire on 01905 676 658 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Over 70 partners and organisations attended the World Class Worcestershire Inward Investment event.