Worcestershire LEP Chair, Mark Stansfeld: 25 January

First published in the Worcester News on 25.01.2018

Worcestershire benefits from having a highly successful and growing cyber and technological sector, and we are delighted to be showcasing this strength as part of a Midlands Engine Cyber event, taking place next month.

I would urge all local cyber and IT businesses to attend our Midlands Engine Cyber workshop for the West Midlands, taking place at Titania from 9am on 1 March. This event is specifically designed to prepare businesses for entering and succeeding within the US market. Companies will be able to draw upon the expertise of the event host Andy Williams; the former Cyber Envoy for the Department for International Trade who is now working with the Department of Commerce Maryland. The workshop hosts, Titania, are a great example of a local business that is succeeding in the US market. A link to the event is available on our LEP website. For further information on the region’s cyber sector, visit the new Midlands Cyber website.

I would also encourage all cyber and digital tech businesses to complete a survey for the Tech Nation 2018 report. The Tech Nation report provides a well-respected overview of the UK’s digital tech ecosystem. Over the last three years the report has really captured the strength of Worcestershire’s tech sector, providing an insight into the scale of the local digital tech sector, its growth and crucially helping to develop an understanding of the characteristics of the communities driving it. The report is therefore great for profiling our local tech offering and I would urge all local digital technology businesses to complete their survey as part of forming this report. To complete your survey for the report, visit the Tech Nation website before the 2 February deadline.