NWedR January 2019 newsletter

NWedR supports and promotes economic development and regeneration across North Worcestershire

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Major regeneration plans for two district centres in Redditch

Major regeneration plans for two district centres in Redditch Two district centres could see major regeneration and improvement works if plans go ahead to redevelop the areas.  The council is currently investigating the potential for the regeneration of both Matchborough and Winyates District Centres, with plans to work with Worcestershire County Council, Homes England and NWEDR to bring the concepts to life.

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Interested in the impact of 5G technology?

5G will have a massive impact on the regional economy - but how will you benefit from the next generation of wireless connectivity?  This region is home to Worcestershire's 5G Consortium, which is running a multimillion-pound project exploring ways that 5G can be used to increase productivity through robotics, big data analytics and augmented reality. Make a date on Tuesday 22 January 2018 from 06.45 to 09.30 for an exclusive insight into the 5G testbed and meet QinetiQ, Worcester Bosch, the Crown Commercial Service and many more experts in the field. This event is for businesses large and small, and innovative enterprises looking for supply chain opportunities.

Find out more and register here.

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Set your sights on a game changing site!

If you need to expand or want to locate to larger premises, why not give your business the competitive advantage it deserves and put down roots at Redditch Gateway in the heart of North Worcestershire.

Redditch Gateway is now ready to give a great home to businesses who want to be close to the motorway network with great road and rail connections too. It is a major new business park occupying 1 million square feet of B1, B2, and B8 space situated beside the A435 just 4 miles from the M42 and 16 miles from Birmingham Airport.  This is a uniquely connected business destination within an area known for its wealth of technology companies, skilled labour market and an excellent quality of life.

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If you are interested in discussing development at Redditch Gateway, contact us.

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Business of the month

Severn Group, based in Stourport-on-Severn is January’s featured company in our ‘Celebrating the Natural Environment for Business’ calendar. Severn Group is a well established company providing a one-stop-shop for clients in Worcestershire, Birmingham and West the Midlands. If your business needs an electrician, plumber, heating engineer, or gas engineer Severn Group caters for the commercial and industrial market with a friendly prompt, efficient, and highly professional service. 

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To see the photo gallery of our 2019 Calendar, click here.

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Your attitude on Brexit

The Cities and Local Growth Unit on behalf of the Government has asked Growth Hubs to gather information from businesses regarding the concerns and the diversity of attitudes across the business landscape towards Brexit. This is your opportunity to register your view of the Brexit process so far.  

Have your say!

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Sign up for the Business Energy and Innovation Conference

Businesses in the area are invited to the free Business Energy and Innovation Conference at Stanbrook Abbey, Malvern on Wednesday 20 March organised by the Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) and the Low Carbon Opportunity Programme (LOCOP).  Hear from expert speakers, see some of the latest innovations and energy-efficient projects in action, and learn about available grants to help reduce your carbon footprint and make instant financial savings. This will be a morning event followed by lunch and an opportunity to both network with fellow businesses and meet leading energy efficiency experts.

Register here

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Calling all ‘techies’ - sign up for Beta Den Tech-Talks

Tech Talks from Beta Den in Malvern is a series of three ‘talks’ concentrating on a variety of industry sectors where emerging technologies will be game changers for future commercial competitiveness.  They are two hour sessions from 5pm to 7pm – and completely free to attend. The content is a “non-sales push” style event, designed to provide useful knowledge and ideas between those working within technology industries. 

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Employers – are you interested in developing your workforce?

Make a date to visit the Worcestershire Skills Show on Wednesday 13 March 2019. Once again, it’s at the Chateau Impney near Droitwich. If you are an employer and are interested in securing a place at this event please contact CEC@worcestershire.gov.uk . The event is free for employers to attend.  Exhibition spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

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What’s On for your business in Worcestershire?

To source business opportunities, find suppliers, networks and events go to Find It In Worcestershire.  Join North Worcestershire Business Leaders at one of their regular events -  See the programme.  Find out what network events are happening across Worcestershire by viewing the H&W Chamber Events Calendar .  Get the latest on awesome innovation across the county and find out when the next WINN Wednesday event is taking place at the WINN Hub.