The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has confirmed that it will continue its operations in support of the delivery of its 20-year strategy for the county.
The Worcestershire LEP Board, chaired by Paul Walker MBE, is keen to reassure the local business community that despite the uncertainty surrounding the future of LEPs at a national level, the Worcestershire LEP Board and partners remain committed to the positive work of the LEP as it develops its delivery priorities for 2023/24 and beyond, across the important areas of skills, business support and innovation.
The Worcestershire LEP has been serving the county for over 10 years, acting as a strategic partnership able to facilitate the collaboration of the private, public and education sector to deliver meaningful programmes to support economic growth in the county.
The Worcestershire LEP, and its various programmes such as the Worcestershire Growth Hub, BetaDen, the Inspiring Worcestershire Careers Hub, Worcestershire Apprenticeships and more will continue to deliver value for the county.
The Worcestershire LEP has delivered many successes and achievements since its inception and will continue to collaborate effectively with partners including the district and borough councils, the county council, business membership organisations like the Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses and education establishments. Our partners remain fully committed to the LEP’s strategy to ensure Worcestershire is a connected, creative, dynamic economy for all.
Paul Walker MBE, Chair of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “ The Worcestershire LEP board and its partners are united in their determination to continue delivering value in support of Worcestershire and its future prosperity. This is evidenced by the unanimous decision for the Worcestershire LEP to continue with its operation.
“We have a strategy in place which all the partners are involved with and we are now able to confidently plan the delivery of programmes and projects in support of our vision for Worcestershire.”