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Tier 2 - High Alert

Local restriction tiers

From yesterday the new local restriction tier system is in place where different tiers of restrictions apply in different parts of the country.

Worcestershire is in Tier 2: High Alert.

Follow the link to find out more information about the restrictions and what they mean for you.

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Coronavirus business support

Business Support

The NWedR team continues to work remotely, delivering support and services to businesses across North Worcestershire. Email us on info@nwedr.org.uk Call us on 0845 6015953 or visit our NWedR website to read our news and sign up for our weekly newsletters for North Worcestershire businesses.

For wider Worcestershire business advice, grants and support go to Worcestershire Business Central or The Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP Growth Hub.

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, a full range of business support is available to UK businesses and employees.  See the latest updates from Government. The business support helpline is 0300 456 3565 - available Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. 

Business support overview

Overview of grants and business support

NWedR has collated information on the current grants and support available to North Worcestershire businesses. This, ‘at a glance’ summary has been designed to provide a quick overview for business leaders across the area.  This will be updated regularly and displayed on the front page of our website.

Read the summary

Online grants

Additional Restrictions Grants

There are now two further grant programmes available to support businesses affected by the latest lockdown which began on the 5th November. The Local Restrictions Support Grant is for those businesses ordered to close, and who have a Business Rates account. The Additional Restrictions Grant is for businesses forced to close but unable to access the Local Restrictions Support Grant because they don’t have a separate business rates account, or who haven’t been forced to close but are nonetheless severely impacted by the national government restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19.

For more information on eligibility criteria and application forms for these grants, click here for Redditch businesses, click here for Bromsgrove businesses click here for Wyre Forest businesses.


Christmas bauble facemask

Making a Christmas Bubble with friends and family

As we all make our festive plans, The Government has issued guidance for the arrangements for friends and family to meet over the Christmas period from 23 December until 27 December.

Read the guidance

Sparkle and shine Bromsgrove

Shops and Businesses to Sparkle and Shine

Shops and businesses across Bromsgrove are invited to share their sparkle and shine as the District Council hosts a Festive Best Dressed Window Competition.

In partnership with Bromsgrove Court Leet and The Bromsgrove Society, the annual competition is set to go ahead – but with a little bit of a difference in light of the Tier 2 restrictions.

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make it worcestershire

Make It Worcestershire

The Make It Worcestershire campaign to support the county’s food and drink industry is gathering pace. More and more growers and producers are joining the campaign every week.  The campaign which has been developed by One Worcestershire and the Worcestershire food and Drink Association successfully launched in August 2020 at Bell’s Farm Shop in Stourport on Severn. The campaign aims to provide local producers, retailers and hospitality venues with much-needed support now and over the coming months.

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Webinar laptop

Webinars aimed at self employed

The Government is running seminars throughout December aimed at supporting businesses affected by Coronavirus. The webinars provide an overview of the Self-Employment Income Support Grant Extension and further support available for the self-employed.

Find out more

Carpet museum office to let

Kidderminster Carpet Museum offers iconic office space

This winter the Museum of Carpet, Kidderminster is offering a tenant the rare opportunity to occupy a fully refurbished office within its historic and iconic building.

The office suite is on the first floor of the Museum in Green Street.  It comprises an approximate net internal area of 825 sq.ft. or 76.6 sq.m with an adjoining kitchen and toilet. This bright modern space benefits from 24/7 access, a lift, air conditioning, central heating, and lots of natural light.

Pictured: Emily Gilbert from Kidderminster Carpet Museum in the available office space

Call the Museum on 01562 69028 or email bookings@museumofcarpet.org.uk or visit our website for more information www.museumofcarpet.org.

What's on

Walk to the moon together in 2021

The Worcestershire Ambassadors have launched their fund raising cause for next year. Walk the Walk 2021 is all about encouraging and supporting good mental health and well-being. Ambassadors across the county want people to join them in recording the distance they walk/run as they collectively try to reach the mile equivalent distance of the moon. Entry is £10, and participants are asked to raise as much additional sponsorship as they can throughout the year. The Worcestershire Ambassadors will then reinvest these funds in supporting good mental health for all in the county.

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Tax implications of Covid-19 FREE WEBINAR

On Tuesday 8 December 9.00am to 9.50am Jerroms are holding a free webinar to help you prepare and ultimately help mitigate the associated tax implications resulting from Covid-19.  The webinar will be presented by Paul Heaven, Jerroms Corporate Finance, and Nick Wright, Jerroms Accountants & Business Advisers, who will ensure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions and achieve the best possible outcome for you and your business.

To register click here