“Hello and welcome to the last Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Newsletter of the Year. From all the team and myself, we wish you a Merry Christmas and obviously a happy New Year.
This last one of the year in terms of the newsletter has got some great stuff in it, but if we’re looking back, there was a successful delivery of Cohort five showcase by the BetaDen team. That was really good. And again, you can see that on the BetaDen website.
The Apprenticeship awards as well. Congratulations to Redspeed International, Apprentice Employer of the Year and Georgina Davies from the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust winning, Apprentice of the year. Congratulations to both those and I know the team have already started preparing for 2023.
For those businesses, looking for doing some business planning at the end of the calendar year. There are some tips on the Growth Hub website. So go to Worcestershire Growth Hub, The Strive and Thrive Tips and Toolkit is there available for you. We recognize that there were some challenging times in the economy, but there are some really good ideas and some support available through the Business Advisor programme to help you plan for your business in 2023.
In other news, we saw the opening of the Pershore Link and the Midlands Rail hub has also been announced, which once completed will increase the number of trains in and out of Worcestershire to carry more passengers in the coming years.
Looking forward to some events in 2023. The Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce are developing the local Skills Improvement plan. Have a look on their website for a number of events and also the LEP team. We’re putting together our latest forum for February and keep in touch with the website, probably in the new year, for more details on that.
Plenty going on and plenty of prep. Have a good festive break and see you back in 2023.