Worcestershire Business Forum discusses Skills and Recruitment

The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)  and Worcestershire Growth Hub team welcomed 50 businesses to the second Worcestershire Business Forum on 27 September in Redditch.

Building on the inaugral business forum in May, this second forum was focused on the skills and recruitment challenges facing many businesses. The forum also covered the current support programmes available which can help businesses to make a long term difference in their workforce.

The Worcestershire Business Forum also provided attendees with a chance to brainstorm what new support programmes could be introduced going forward. The data and intelligence from this discussion was collected by the LEP and Growth Hub team to inform future delivery and decision making amongst public sector partners.

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said:” The discussions that took place at the second Worcestershire Business Forum were highly engaging and it was fantastic to have a great selection of businesses in the room to hear from and inform of our current programmes of support. The team will now work on the intelligence gathered to make sure that the LEP and Growth Hub can work closely with public sector partners to build solutions that can help businesses going forward.

“I strongly encourage any Worcestershire business, no matter your size or sector, to engage with the Growth Hub to ensure that you can access the packages available and have your voice heard.”

There was also plenty of interest in when the next Worcestershire Business Forum event would be taking place, with details of the next event due to be shared over the coming weeks.

For any Worcestershire businesses after business support, please contact the Worcestershire Growth Hub team using the details below.

Email – info@worcestershiregrowthhub.co.uk

Phone – 01905 677888

Attendees at the Worcestershire Business Forum learning more about the skills and recruitment support on offer.

 

Pictured: Attendees at the Worcestershire Business Forum learning more about the skills and recruitment support on offer.