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NW Bus Awards

North Worcestershire Business Awards 2020 – watch this space!

NWedR and NWBL are delighted to announce that we will be organising the #NWBusAwards again for 2020!  Save the date for the glittering awards night at Hogarths Stone Manor – Thursday 26 November.  Look out for event sponsorship opportunities to be launched in March.  Entries for the awards will open in June.  Follow us on @NWBusAwards or visit the website To get you in the celebratory mood – watch the video highlights from our 2019 event.

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Beta Den

Are you a tech company with a winning idea?

Worcestershire’s first-of-its kind technology accelerator is now searching for its third cohort. BetaDen is now accepting applications for its 9-month accelerator programme from technology entrepreneurs to small technology businesses that are minimal viable product (MVP) ready or in a position to develop to this stage. 

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Business leaders

Wyre Forest Business Leaders Briefing

You are invited to a breakfast briefing on Friday 13 March to hear from Wyre Forest MP Mark what the recently announced Budget means for local businesses.  We will also find out about upcoming regeneration projects and economic development across Wyre Forest and have the opportunity to network with the NWedR team and local business leaders. Book your place now for this free event at Wyre Forest House, Kidderminster.

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scale up

Thinking of scaling up your business?

Is 2020 the year when you plan grow your business?   Are you thinking about making the important transition from a 1 person to 2 or 3 employees or growing to a 20 – 25 person enterprise?  You will know the value of creating and working to a bespoke and well thought out plan.  We’d like to hear where you are on the scale up journey, how you are managing this process, and what challenges you think you might face on the way.  Join the conversation using #NWScaleUp @NorthWorcsEDR and get in touch with Kevin Brent at Biz-Smart who has produced a useful video about the scale up journey.  If you’d like to work on your scale up plan, join the next Biz-Smart Boost Camp which starts on Tuesday 3rd March. Contact

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quick pitch

Start-up Quick Pitch

Take a step towards turning your business idea into a reality or practice your pitch for your new business. Enterprising Worcestershire and The University of Worcester are jointly hosting Start-Up QuickPitch 2020, taking place on Wednesday 26 February at The Hive in Worcester City Centre.  QuickPitch is open to pre-start individuals and businesses trading up to 12 months in either business to business or business to consumer. QuickPitch 2020 is free and simple to enter. 

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No planet B

There’s no PLANet B!

The next WINN Wednesday event is on Wednesday 29 January 5.00pm – 8.30pm at the University of Worcester Arena.  From renewable energy and clean tech innovation, to bat highways and countywide strategies - we'll be discussing and showcasing Worcestershire's innovative solutions for a greener tomorrow.  Come along to discover, network, collaborate and make a difference.

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IT Training

Redditch IT Courses for beginners

If you know someone that would benefit from IT training for beginners, now is the time for them to sign up.  From Tuesday 28 January 10.00-12.00 an 8 week course is provided by HoW College and is completely free to those over 19 and who are  a UK Citizen. Redditch Borough Council is co-ordinating the course.  Laptops will be provided by the college. Students can enrol by telephone 01527 64252 ext 3703 or

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Worcestershire 1000

Join the Worcestershire 1000

One Worcestershire is a public / private sector partnership working together to promote our county. The Worcestershire 1000, has become the fastest growing network in the county – going from zero to 373 members in just eight months.  The first of our One Worcestershire campaigns has been seen by more than 7 million people and we have a campaign plan for the next 6 months.  As a local business you can benefit from being part of this growing network which is free to join.  See how and find out about the upcoming campaigns.

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Opening doors and venues

Opening Doors and Venues celebrate 20 years

Professional conference organisers Opening Doors and Venues (OD&V) are kicking off the new year on the January page of the Celebrating North Worcestershire 2020 calendar.  Calendars are available from NWedR. OD&V will once again be working with NWedR and NWBL to stage the North Worcestershire Business Awards event taking place in November 2020 at Hogarths Stone Manor. Rose Padmore and the team at OD&V are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year. Read their feature in Business & Innovation Magazine.

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Show of hands

What’s on for your business?

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.  The Worcestershire Ambassadors have great line up of events.  Find out what other 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 and find out more on the Bromsgrove Rotary Business Club