What is the LEP’s focus in 2019?
Gary – ” We are starting to develop our local industrial strategy, working with Government partners and our local partners to deliver the evidence base. This is an important piece of work for us and something that will continue to develop across 2019.”
How has the project delivery been so far in 2019?
Gary – ” Worcestershire LEP prides itself on delivering great projects. Things like Worcestershire Parkway from Worcestershire County Council are coming on fantastic, and should be ready by the end of the year. In Bromsgrove, we have some good announcements around investment in charge points for taxis which will be electric powered for the energy strategy that the LEP board signed off in January, and that energy strategy really provides us with some great projects going forward over this next 5 – 10 years. Equally, what we have started to see with Worcester Six is companies like Kimal are developing, and further investments are planned across the county through our inward investment team. ”
What are the upcoming events that we can look forward to?
Gary – ” So things that I am really excited about is next month’s Skills Show on the 13 March. We have over 4,500 young people coming to see the skills and opportunities from our local Worcestershire companies and BetaDen holds its second Tech Talk on the 21 February. ”