Video Update from Worcestershire LEP Chief Executive, Gary Woodman: November 2019

Video Transcript

What were the key updates from October?

“Welcome to the Worcestershire LEP November newsletter, we have a bumper edition with plenty going on. What we have seen is the opening of the Cecil Duckworth Centre in Worcester supported by the Heart of Worcestershire College. This will focus on plumbing, heating and motor vehicle maintenance, in terms of training the new engineers of the future. This week is ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’, what we have done this week is promoting a whole load of individuals who are engaged in engineering in the county. This is also supported by the Big Assembly which was hosted at the Chase School in Malvern and had over 50,000 viewers online. We’ve also seen the news of planning permission given for Zwick to relocate to Worcester Six, the gamechanger site just off the motorway junction near Worcester. This is excellent news as this site continues to be a highly attractive site for businesses to locate and relocate to.”

What key events do businesses have to look forward to this month?

“Coming up, we are really looking forward to this year’s Apprenticeships Awards where apprentices, training providers, schools, colleges and employers come together to celebrate apprenticeships in the county. I’m sure as per usual it will be a fantastic night and a real celebration of the work that has undertaken there. Look out for BetaDen, the TechTalk this month is on security technology on the 19 November at OGL Computer in Kidderminster. If you’d like to come, you can book a place online.”