Head of NWedR Dean Piper is leaving the North Worcestershire Economic & Regeneration Development service to take up the post of Head of Economic Prosperity at Cannock Chase District Council - his home district.
Twelve local businesses were celebrating being winners in a competition at Hogarths Stone Manor recently. Their prize is to be featured in a new North Worcestershire calendar, plus a 12 month package of PR support.
There are lots of economic development and regeneration projects going on around Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest. To give you a snapshot of what’s happening around the area, see our regeneration round-up.
Worcester is gearing up to host one of the UK’s most innovative business events of the year in the iconic Hive library from May 23-24, organised by WINN - the county’s multi-faceted innovation programme.
North Worcestershire has an enviable track record for creating new businesses and NWedR is playing its part in supporting entrepreneurs. Statistics from Start up Britain show that during 2015 over 1,600 new businesses were formed in North Worcestershire, which compares favourably with some city based economies in the UK. NWedR has helped more than 250 new start-up businesses through advice, support and grant assistance.
More than 40 Employers, teachers, careers advisers and business leaders interested in helping young people to find out about the world of work attended an Opening Doors event at the Palace Theatre in Redditch on Wednesday 24 January.
Kidderminster based cake maker and business owner Tracy Price is a step closer to creating her dream business thanks to a business buddying scheme organised by North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWedR).
following a formal competitive tender process undertaken by Wyre Forest District Council, Cordwell Property Group based in Belbroughton Worcestershire, along with Peverill Securities, part of Bowmer & Kirkland, have been announced as the preferred developer for Phase One of the Lion Fields Development in Kidderminster, subject to contract.
Has your business got something to offer the new national High Speed Rail project? Could your business compete for contracts for HS2 work? These are just some of the questions to be addressed at a free business breakfast event in Redditch on Wednesday 15 November.
More than forty businesses leaders from across North Worcestershire recently attended an HS2 briefing event hosted by North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWedR) and the Business Solutions Centres at University of Wolverhampton at Wyre Forest House in Kidderminster.
Has your business got something to offer the new national High Speed Rail project? Could your business compete for contracts for HS2 work? These are just some of the questions to be addressed at a free business breakfast event in Kidderminster on Thursday 29 June.
Shoppers are spoilt for choice in Bromsgrove, with the new Little Waitrose store opening its doors this week. In addition to Waitrose coming to the town, Aldi are also planning to open a second store in the town centre and work is due to start later this year.
It seems that Matt Worley and his partner Maria Plant have not only breathed new life into a derelict building, they have re-energised the cultural life of Stourport on Severn town centre! A glance at the @worleysswan Facebook page, with its growing legion of followers, reveals the heartfelt comments of locals and visitors who love “great music, quality food and friendly people”
Redditch school leaver, Daniel Onions suggests that opting for an apprenticeship is a rewarding and positive route to employment. At age 17, Daniel decided that the sixth form was not for him and wanting a career in IT, he secured an apprenticeship in a Redditch accountancy firm.
ELLUC Projects Ltd opened a new Midlands base in Redditch in 2016. The company, which started in 2004, is a fast expanding civil and structural engineering firm and chose to locate in Redditch for its access to good transport links and availability of cost effective, fit for purpose premises.
Bromsgrove couple Gavin Checkley and Claire Hollis decided that 2016 was to be the year when they became masters of their own fortune. When an attractive pottery cafe in the centre of Aston Fields became available, Gavin and Claire jumped at the opportunity to take it on and make it their own.
At its meeting on Tuesday 7 February, Wyre Forest District Council's Cabinet will be asked to agree the way forward to progress comprehensive regeneration plans for the Kidderminster Eastern Gateway area, now known as Lion Fields.
A Redditch business is one of a number of businesses to have benefited from the first Business Energy Efficiency Programme Grant round, set up to help lower running costs and promote energy efficient businesses.
Birmingham City Council is pleased to announce the launch of the Property Investment Programme grant scheme; this European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded grant scheme is now ‘live’ and applications are invited.
Mother and daughter team Vera and Laura came to the conclusion that to create an outlet for the expanding collection of handmade crafts and vintage furniture accumulating in their respective homes, they needed to open a shop.
Five winners from the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, which took place in June, have successfully gone on to claim their category in the West Midlands heats of the British Chamber Business Awards 2016.
Children at Astwood Smiles Nursery can now play outside whatever the weather thanks to a brand new artificial grass play area which has been installed with support from North Worcestershire Economic Development & Regeneration (NWedR) in the form of a business booster grant.
During this week (Monday 27 June – Friday 1 July) local students will get an insight into at working in a local business or organisation thanks to a new ‘Opening Doors for Business scheme’. More than 200 14 year-olds will be visiting Wyre Forest organisations in groups to get a feel for a range of different workplaces.
Kidderminster business owner Paphorn Atkinson (pictured) hailed the recent Talking Thailand business breakfast meeting “a really helpful event which has given me the insights and information I need to take my business into Thailand.”
If you are thinking of doing business in Thailand, come and hear about the opportunities open to you at a free business breakfast event on Friday 17 June 2016 at Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Kidderminster.
As the new look pedestrian areas are being completed on the High Street, they are paving the way for an exciting new stage in the £2m public realm scheme currently taking place in Kidderminster Town Centre.
The successful grant scheme to support local businesses to take on apprentices is being extended again by Wyre Forest District Council. The Council is making a further £50,000 available for 2016/17 and businesses are able to apply for up to £7,500 to help fund an apprenticeship.