Inspiring Growth - Journey to Success

Supporting the growth of SMEs in Worcestershire

Worcestershire Business Central deliver two independent but
inter-linked series of events. The aim is to provide information on
key issues to consider at various stages of growth in your business.

What is the “Inspiring Growth – Journey to Success“ Campaign? 

Inspiring Growth is a dynamic business support campaign created by Worcestershire Business Central to discover the unique businesses in Worcestershire that have strong growth ambitions, an entrepreneurial spirit, and looking to maximise their opportunities in Worcestershire.

Worcestershire Business Central, the government-supported Growth Hub for the county, has been in contact and helped support over 4,000 local businesses to start-up or grow their enterprises. Utilising the support programmes the Growth Hub can already offer, Inspiring Growth will look to continue this support, whilst identifying the scale-up businesses in the County who will drive the economic growth for Worcestershire.

The Department of Business, Energy, & Industrial Strategy defines a ‘scale-up’ as an enterprise that is ‘experiencing significant growth rates in employees and turnover, over a number of years.’ The impact of creating more scale-up  businesses will have an significant impact on the economy,  with the Scale-up Institute reporting that a one percent boost would create an additional 238,000 jobs and generate and additional £38bn for the UK economy.

The Inspiring Growth campaign through a series of roundtables, scale-up support events, and much more, will discover the businesses that will boost the economy of Worcestershire and continue to highlight the County as a great place to do business.

To find out more about Inspiring Growth, please contact 01905 677888 or email info@business-central.co.uk

Does your business need a tune-up
before making its next journey?

Worcestershire Business Central deliver two independent but inter-linked series of events. The aim is to provide information on key issues to consider at various stages of growth in your business.

EVENT SERIES A

Roundtables

Part of WBC’s Inspiring Growth campaign

Seminars with expert speakers delivering specific tactical knowledge and skills relating to the pillars of the MOT checklist.

EVENT SERIES B

ScaleUp Club

Delivered by BizSmart in partnership with WBC

Monthly sessions chaired by a BizSmart advisor focusing on the collaborative thinking of the group.

Inspiring Growth Directory

The Inspiring Growth Business Directory features unique businesses in Worcestershire that have strong growth ambitions, an entrepreneurial spirit, and looking to maximise their opportunities in Worcestershire.

To feature on our directory simply attend an Inspiring Growth Business Development Roundtable; to access the directory you will require a password, which you will receive following the Roundtable attendance.

Contact a member of our team on 01905 677888 or email info@business-central.co.uk to find out more.

Inspiring Growth Conference

The Inspiring Growth Conference is business event hosted by Worcestershire Business Central, bringing together businesses of the county to discover, share, and impart business knowledge.

The conference in 2018 had over 160 delegates in attendance and featured a highly interactive business challenge – inspired by BBC’s Dragon’s Den – drawing on the knowledge and experience of business delegates to consider the obstacles, threats and opportunities for their business

Guests also had the fantastic chance to hear from two high level speakers; Daniel Walton, Managing Director at OLPRO, and Ben O’Sullivan, Partner Manager, at Facebook, who took to the stage to discuss business success and the barriers to growth they have faced.

Video Case Studies

Find out how Worcestershire Business Central has supported local business on the various stages of their journey to success.

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