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Businesses are being invited to attend the upcoming Worcestershire Innovation (WINN) Wednesday event, with a number of new initiatives set to be revealed. The interactive session, entitled ‘Testing 1,2,3’ will take place on 28 September from 5pm – 8:30pm at the...read more
Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP) is encouraging local businesses to register at the earliest opportunity for the #WLEP16 Annual Conference. Over 475 delegates are expected to attend this year’s half-day conference which will open at 7:45am on...read more
Worcestershire businesses looking to develop innovative new products or processes can utilise our ERDF funded Proof of Concept programme to benefit from a grant of up to £30,000.
Please note that currently this programme is fully committed, however there may be additional funding available in the future. If you are interested in the Proof of Concept programme, or need support to develop your business please do contact us today on 01905 677 888 as we may have other suitable initiatives that can help you.
If you want to be part of bringing new products to market and boosting the local economy but aren’t sure if you can fully fund the costs of your new developments, you’ve come to the right place.read more
Forward-thinking businesses in Worcestershire may benefit from the support and collaboration opportunities offered through WINN.
Built around the belief that ‘great things happen when people get together’, WINN, which is ERDF funded, is a community of inspirational individuals and brilliant businesses who want to develop innovative products, share unique ideas and help the region to grow.read more
LEADER is part of the Rural Development Programme for England and is delivered locally by Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire Local Action Group on behalf of Defra.
The focus of the programme is on growing the economies of rural communities by enabling local people to identify and implement solutions to local problems.read more
Lowering your energy bills can make a big difference to your business bottom line, so if you are looking to cut costs, we can help.
Our ERDF funded Business Energy Efficiency Programme supports eligible businesses in Worcestershire to become more environmentally friendly, and in doing so, save money on energy costs.
The support on offer is twofold – firstly to assess your business premises, products and processes to see what improvements can be made with energy usage and secondly, to provide grants of up to £20,000 (up to 40% of the total cost of the project) to implement the recommendations from the assessment and make your business more energy efficient.read more
Find it in Worcestershire is the place to find local supply chain opportunities within the County. Set up in 2011, the free to use service offers local businesses the opportunity to meet local suppliers at our monthly breakfast meetings, as well as pitching for work directly on the Find it Portal.
The website was refreshed in June 2016 and now has a quick quote function, VCS opportunity pages for Corporate Social Responsibility as well as Tier One Supply pages and member forums. With a membership of over 8,500 local businesses and opportunities posted worth £200million, Find it really is the place to do Business in the County.read more
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has disclosed that it has increased its interventions by 306% between April 2015 and March 2016 compared to the previous year. These interventions include 6,241 compliance notices, 2,002 fixed penalty notices, 400 unpaid contribution...read more
The number of Worcestershire businesses able to get high-speed fibre broadband has more than doubled in two years, thanks to the multi million pound Superfast Worcestershire programme, lead partners Worcestershire County Council and BT announced on Friday August 5,...read more
Four delighted students from Aston Fields Middle School in Bromsgrove have received financial sponsorship from Redditch-based charity the Oakland Foundation. The sponsorship has enabled them to take part in a 10-week course at the Bonterre Project based at Top Barn...read more