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Would you like to be an Ambassador for North Worcestershire?

There are now more than 70 business leaders across North Worcestershire who signed up to be an Ambassador for the area.  Joining is free, and there are lots of business and personal benefits for being involved.  Terry Livesey of DT Studios has been a NW Ambassador since the scheme was launched two years ago by NWedR.  Terry said “Being a North Worcestershire Ambassador is a positive and supportive way to promote the area as the place to be and attract people to live, play and work together as well as encourage businesses to set up or relocate within the area. It's amazing how much there is to celebrate about our patch of the UK and myself along with the other Ambassadors are proud to be part of such a thriving and growing community.” See more about the NW Ambassadors Scheme on our website. Our next North Worcestershire Ambassadors gathering will be at the end of March.

Email us if you’d like to sign up!

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Enter our Celebrating North Worcestershire Competition to win a year long package of free PR

This week, we’ve launched our Celebrating North Worcestershire competition.  Entries are now open for a chance to win a valuable prize which will go to 12 lucky winners. The prize includes a spotlight month in the Celebrating North Worcestershire Calendar 2021, a dedicated company photoshoot, a business feature in Business and Innovation Magazine and a dedicated showcase in the monthly NWedR newsletter.  Entering the ‘Natural Environment for Business’ competition is quick and easy to do – either online or by email  Businesses across North Worcestershire are asked to submit up to 50 words on why they think the area is an exciting and inspiring place for their business.  


Enter now online

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WINNing Connections

Once again, the regular WINN events are 'going on tour' for 2020!  We’re ready to meet innovative local businesses across the county of Worcestershire. Our presentations will focus on connections throughout the county and how to get involved. Topics include: Worcestershire’s first Innovation Platform, One Worcestershire getting connected, public speaking, networking and digital connections.

This year the WINNing Connections events are being hosted in four connections – focused venues. Refreshments will be provided

10 March 10am-12noon Hogarths Stone Manor

14 May 5pm-7pm The Kiln

17 September 2pm-4pm BloomSpace

19 November 9:30am-11:30am Spetchley Park Gardens

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Green Business

Calling all Green Businesses in the area!

The Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council Energy strategy has a target to double the size of the ‘Low Carbon Economy’. If your business fits into any of the following categories, then Alex Pearson at the Midlands Energy Hub (Run by Nottingham City Council) would like to hear from you: Low carbon services, Low carbon heat, Low emission vehicles, Energy from waste and biomass, Low carbon electricity, Energy efficiency products

Read the energy strategy here

Contact Alex  

Worcestershire Skills Show

Worcestershire Skills Show

Worcestershire’s largest Careers event, the Worcestershire Skills Show, is returning on Wednesday 4 March at the Chateau Impney Hotel and Exhibition Venue, Droitwich Spa, WR9 0BN.

Businesses, schools and organisations are encouraged to save the date and get involved with the event which provides a wide variety of exciting activity-based stands. From augmented reality and virtual reality headsets, to 3D printers and towers built out of marshmallow, the Skills Show strives to bring the world of work to life in an interactive way to engage with students.

Find out more

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Entries open for Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2020

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council have announced that entries are now open for the popular Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2020.  Local apprentices, apprenticeship employers, schools, careers leads and training providers in Worcestershire are being encouraged to submit their nominations via the online nomination process, before the 12 July deadline.

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Scaling up your business

Thinking of scaling up 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?  Following on from our scale-up feature in last month’s newsletter, we’ve heard from Helen Bower who runs a local book-keeping company Adder Bookkeeping. Helen attended a recent Boost Camp delivered by Kevin Brent at Biz-Smart and told us her story about being involved.  Join the ongoing conversation on social media using #NWScaleUp @NorthWorcsEDR.  If you’d like to work on your scale up plan, join the next Biz-Smart Boost Camp which starts on Tuesday 3 March. Contact

See Helen’s story


Free business support for BREXIT

Worcestershire Business Central (WBC) is offering 1:1 bespoke EU Exit support for free to businesses across Worcestershire. Topics covered will include employing EU citizens, importing, exporting, transporting, operating within the EU, regulation and standards, personal data, intellectual property, funding, energy and sustainability and procurement.

To book this support companies can contact WBC on 01905677888

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 Registrations now open for Worcestershire LEP’s Annual Conference 2020

Business leaders from across the county joined the Worcestershire LEP team for the launch of the Worcestershire LEP’s 2020 Annual Conference.

Over 400 delegates are expected to attend this year’s conference from 8:30am to 1:00pm on Tuesday 31 March 2020, which will take place at the University Arena, Worcester for the first time. Leading figures in business had the exclusive opportunity to meet with this year’s Conference Presenter and Event Host, Richard “Hursty” Hurst to celebrate the launch of this year’s conference.

Register Here

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Celebrating North Worcestershire Calendar Competition winners


ecl-ips, based in Bromsgrove were thrilled to be announced as winners in the Celebrating North Worcestershire calendar competition and are featured this month - flipping pancakes!

Here is their winning submission: ‘Imagine a place with great towns and countryside, allowing you to build a business, being able to network and share ideas. A place perfectly placed to reach everywhere…  Well imagination isn’t needed – we’re here right now, being enterprising, creative and most of all doing business in North Worcestershire.’

Read the editorial feature in

Business & Innovation Magazine

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What’s on for your business?

Read the latest news from the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP in their February newsletter .

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 programmeCircle2Success have lots of business events planned over the coming months. 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.