Update from Worcestershire LEP Chair, Mark Stansfeld: October 2015

The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership will be involved in many great events in the coming months including our own Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Annual Conference on 13 November at the Chateau Impney Hotel.

The #WLEP15 Annual Conference will be hosted by BBC Midlands Today presenter, Mary Rhodes, who will be joined by respected guests from many specialist fields including keynote speakers: Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Irene Graham, Executive Director of Business Finance at the British Bankers Association & Trustee of the Scale-Up Institute.

There has also been a great response with regards to sponsorship and exhibition stands with most of these now having been taken up. I would like to extend my thanks to our confirmed sponsors: Hewett Recruitment, Great Western Railway (GWR), OGL Computer, Santander Corporate & Commercial and the Business Growth Service, as well as to all of our exhibitors.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Chateau Impney with the opportunity to share our plans and gather your thoughts on what we need to do to continue Worcestershire’s development as a vibrant business community. There is little doubt that it is the involvement of the wider business community that is critical to the success of the event and the future success of Worcestershire so please take the opportunity to attend this year’s Annual Conference.

Do make sure you secure your place today, with nearly 300 delegates having already registered. Secure your place today via the dedicated Conference website which also provides details of remaining sponsorship and exhibition opportunities and I look forward to seeing you there.

Sport helps to raise the profile of the County as a destination and the #60DaysOfSport campaign has seen some excellent fixtures and events across the county which includes the Aviva Tour Ride, the official sportive of the Tour of Britain that the Worcestershire LEP hosted last weekend (4 October) alongside partner organisations. We also continue to promote Worcestershire regionally, nationally and internationally as a world class place to do business. This month, we will once again be going to MIPIM UK – the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for property professionals and showcasing what Worcestershire has to offer.  If your company is attending MIPIM UK, please get in touch so we can work together to promote Worcestershire and your business success in the County whilst in London.

Through the #WLEP15 Annual Conference and MIPIM UK, we will continue to raise Worcestershire’s profile as the place to live, work and invest. All businesses can help us to raise the profile of the County through social media by using #WorldClassWorcs. This year has already seen many achievements in Worcestershire and we look forward to celebrating these with you at our Annual Conference.