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Celebrate North Worcestershire and win a package of FREE PR for your business

Local business leaders are invited to channel their creative side and write 50 words to describe why North Worcestershire is an exciting and inspiring area for their business.  Twelve winning businesses will be selected to win a FREE package of PR including a showcase for their business in the 2020 Celebrating North Worcestershire calendar. 

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Kidderminster town centre transformation continues

The ’final piece in the jigsaw’ for the transformation of the eastern side of Kidderminster Town Centre has now been approved by Wyre Forest District Council. The council has been working with local consultants, One Creative Ltd, to create a vision for ‘Parcel Four’ of Lion Fields, which centres on the Bromsgrove Street Car Park and surrounding area.  The plans now approved by the council will transform the eastern side of the town centre, delivering new spaces and uses within the town and creating a new link between Bromsgrove Street and Worcester Street.

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Brexit - scenario planning for your business

With the UK leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019, Worcestershire Business Central has complied a range of resources and information provided by Government and partners which will help businesses understand and plan for the various scenarios of Brexit.

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Redditch regeneration

Redditch regeneration project progresses

A feasibility study to support the regeneration of Redditch town centre is underway. DragonGate Market Intelligence, a leading light in understanding redesign of major developments, has been commissioned by Redditch Borough Council. This is part of the Council’s agreed options study, which would look into the possibilities of regeneration and the creation of a community hub.

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HS2 Supply Chain Bulletin

Brew yourself a warm drink and take time to read HS2 Ltd's quarterly Supply Chain Bulletin, designed to give you information and updates and supply chain opportunities on HS2.

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Grow your business with TLC

Redditch firms are being invited to a free event designed to help them understand how to win business that’s available from the borough council and the wider public sector.

‘Tendering for Local Contracts’ aims to help borough firms network with the experts and get the latest info on how Redditch Borough Council and other public bodies buy goods and services, and what they look for when they invite bids for the work.

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Business energy and innovation conference

Save your energy!

Businesses in the area are invited to the Business Energy and Innovation Conference on Wednesday 20 March at Stanbrook Abbey, Malvern. Organised by the Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) and the Low Carbon Opportunity Programme (LOCOP)  this is a free event where you can 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. See case studies of local firms that have benefited from these programmes – Patent Ferrule, Machined Component Systems, Central Profiles.  

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H&W Chamber awards open

Hereford & Worcester Chamber Business Awards – entries open

Applications for H&W Chamber’s Business Awards 2019 are now open and businesses are encouraged to enter at least one of the 14 categories available for this year’s accolades.

The awards, sponsored by FOLK2FOLK, are an annual highlight in the business calendar and celebrate the achievements of local companies.

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Samantha Preece Millbrook Marketing

Celebrating North Worcestershire Calendar Business of the Month – Millbrook Marketing

'Do you love what you do? At Millbrook Marketing we do.  In fact marketing and business development is our passion!  We provide support for SMEs across Worcestershire – from strategy development through to campaign creation and social media management.  Visit our website or call 07703 678366 to find out more. SPECIAL VALENTINE’S OFFER! Use the code ‘LOVEMILLBROOK’ when you contact us to claim your free marketing consultation.  Offer ends 31 March.' 

See all the businesses featured on the 2019 Celebrating North Worcestershire calendar.

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On this Valentine’s Day, have a heart and sign up to sleep out for charity

The Big Worcester Sleep Out will take place on Thursday 4 April 2019 to raise money for three Worcester Charities; St Paul's Hostel, Warriors Community Foundation and Maggs Day Centre.  Everyone is welcome and the aim is that 100 people sleep out on the night, raising a minimum of £65,000. The Big Worcester Sleep Out will be held at Worcester Warriors Rugby Stadium and starts at 7pm.

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What's On

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

Scaling up

Scale Up Club is scaling up with Worcestershire Business Central support! Next event 5th March 2019


ScaleUp Club is changing up a gear – you might even say it is ‘scaling up’! It is now running in partnership with Worcestershire Business Central (WBC) – and it’s going to be moving around the region – making it easier for business owners in different parts of Worcestershire to attend – and it will be free! Sign up for the March event.

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