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General | 30th January 2023

Registration for the Spring Business Worcestershire Conference opens

The next Business Worcestershire Conference, organised by Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire Growth Hub, will focus on marketing and sales.
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Registration for the Spring Business Worcestershire Conference opens30/01/2023
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General | 24th January 2023

Final call to apply for the Council's for low carbon innovation grant

Local businesses are being urged to apply for free consultancy and grant funding to support low-carbon projects before the deadline next week (31 January 2023).
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Final call to apply for the Council's for low carbon innovation grant24/01/2023
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General | 11th January 2023

Campaign launched for local start-up's and entrepreneurs

2023 has brought news of a 'New Year, New Start, New Opportunities' campaign aimed at budding entrepreneurs by Enterprising Worcestershire.
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Campaign launched for local start-up's and entrepreneurs11/01/2023
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General | 5th January 2023

Kidderminster College launches new team leader apprenticeship

Kidderminster College is collaborating with employers across Worcestershire, Sandwell and Herefordshire to provide training to their existing staff with a new Team Leader Apprenticeship.
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Kidderminster College launches new team leader apprenticeship05/01/2023
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General | 19th December 2022

Worcester Outlet store offers families a lifeline this Christmas amidst cost-of-living crisis

Worcester-based marketplace super seller, Boulevard, is offering families a lifeline this Christmas through discounted toys and other consumer goods sold via its dedicated outlet store, located in Sh...
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Worcester Outlet store offers families a lifeline this Christmas amidst cost-of-living crisis19/12/2022
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General | 16th December 2022

West Midlands manufacturers urged to download free guide to help them adopt new tech and thrive over Christmas

West Midlands manufacturers and engineers are being encouraged to see how adopting the latest technology can help them thrive during Christmas with a free guide.
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West Midlands manufacturers urged to download free guide to help them adopt new tech and thrive over Christmas16/12/2022
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General | 15th December 2022

Worcestershire showcase celebrates county’s tech talent

Seven early-stage businesses taking part in a Worcestershire technology accelerator recently named best in the UK* showcased their innovations in front of an audience of development partners, customer...
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Worcestershire showcase celebrates county’s tech talent15/12/2022
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General | 15th December 2022

Apprenticeship success continues to grow in Worcestershire

The Worcestershire Apprenticeships hub celebrated their 8th annual awards on Thursday 17 November to recognise the exemplar efforts of all those involved in delivering and supporting apprenticeships i...
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Apprenticeship success continues to grow in Worcestershire15/12/2022
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General | 14th December 2022

Apply for the West Midlands' first Natural Environment Awards

The first region-wide award scheme dedicated to recognising excellence within organisations in the West Midlands for protecting, restoring and enhancing the natural environment.
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Apply for the West Midlands' first Natural Environment Awards14/12/2022
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General | 8th December 2022

AI expert details fascinating possibilities of driverless vehicles at West Midlands transport event

An expert in how artificial intelligence can transform the transport sector gave a fascinating talk at an event which focused on the importance of advancing the industry through the adoption of cuttin...
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AI expert details fascinating possibilities of driverless vehicles at West Midlands transport event08/12/2022
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General | 5th December 2022

HoW College celebrates opening of newly furnished construction facilities

Heart of Worcestershire College recently celebrated the opening of their newly refurbished Worcestershire Construction Centre – Alliance House in Redditch.
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HoW College celebrates opening of newly furnished construction facilities05/12/2022
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General | 25th November 2022

Listen to the voice of your digital future at local event

A global pioneer in digital technology and artificial intelligence is the headline speaker at an event which will highlight the importance of boosting the region’s advanced manufacturing and engineeri...
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Listen to the voice of your digital future at local event25/11/2022
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General | 24th November 2022

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt visits HS2 Interchange Station site

Today (Thursday 24 November), HS2 Ltd’s CEO Mark Thurston hosted Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt and Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street at HS2’s Interchange Station construction site in So...
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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt visits HS2 Interchange Station site24/11/2022
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General | 21st November 2022

Vital GBSLEP Growth Hub business support set to continue into 2023

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has announced it will continue to support businesses through its GBSLEP Growth Hub until December 2023.
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Vital GBSLEP Growth Hub business support set to continue into 202321/11/2022
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General | 9th November 2022

Leading Birmingham chef to share his business journey at conference

Birmingham-born Michelin-star chef and successful restaurateur Glynn Purnell has been announced as the keynote speaker at Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP)’s annual...
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Leading Birmingham chef to share his business journey at conference09/11/2022
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General | 25th October 2022

Consultation launched over plans to deliver a rail revolution for the region

Plans to grow and develop the region’s rail network over the next 30 years are to be revised following the Covid 19 pandemic.
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Consultation launched over plans to deliver a rail revolution for the region25/10/2022
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General | 20th October 2022

Midlands construction industry's wellbeing drive to save lives

Senior professionals in the construction sector in the Midlands will be given practical tips on how to improve wellbeing in the workplace at a workshop next month.
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Midlands construction industry's wellbeing drive to save lives20/10/2022
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General | 17th October 2022

Law firm mfg Solicitors welcomes new trainees

Worcestershire law firm mfg Solicitors has welcomed five new trainees into its growing team across the region.
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Law firm mfg Solicitors welcomes new trainees17/10/2022
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General | 11th October 2022

UK's largest built environment event makes a welcome return with record visitors

UK Construction Week hit Birmingham's NEC with FinditinCW as event partner last week.
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UK's largest built environment event makes a welcome return with record visitors11/10/2022
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General | 4th October 2022

UK Construction Week launches with premiere of poem by renowned Birmingham storyteller Casey Bailey

To celebrate the start of UK Construction Week Birmingham at the NEC today (Tuesday 4 October) the show's organisers have unveiled a specially commissioned poem entitled ‘Bricks and More Than’ by Birm...
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UK Construction Week launches with premiere of poem by renowned Birmingham storyteller Casey Bailey04/10/2022
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General | 30th September 2022

Construction industry in the Midlands must 'think differently' to find 50,000 recruits

The construction industry in the Midlands needs to ‘think differently’ to meet the challenge of finding 10,000 new starters every year for the next five years to meet project demands.
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Construction industry in the Midlands must 'think differently' to find 50,000 recruits30/09/2022
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General | 27th September 2022

Stoford to deliver second phase of Redditch gateway scheme

Stoford has secured planning consent for the speculative development of almost 450,000 sq ft of new industrial and logistics accommodation near Redditch.
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Stoford to deliver second phase of Redditch gateway scheme27/09/2022
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General | 23rd September 2022

Constructions 'dirty' image is key barrier to solving skills shortage, says survey.

A new survey by UK Construction Week Birmingham has revealed that those who work in the industry believe better school careers advice and improving the sector’s ‘dirty’ image are key steps to resolvin...
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Constructions 'dirty' image is key barrier to solving skills shortage, says survey.23/09/2022
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General | 22nd September 2022

Historic Worcestershire pub becomes space for climate change conversations

After a summer of unprecedented weather, and heightened public concern about the climate, The Fleece Inn at Bretforton in Worcestershire and National Trust are working together to transform this histo...
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Historic Worcestershire pub becomes space for climate change conversations22/09/2022
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General | 8th September 2022

Sustainability top of the agenda at UK Construction Week Birmingham

Sustainability and its role in the industry will play a major part in next month’s UK Construction Week Birmingham, with a special section dedicated to Net Zero, a rich programme of panels and speaker...
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Sustainability top of the agenda at UK Construction Week Birmingham08/09/2022
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General | 8th September 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issues report about the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Published on 2 September 2022, the paper details how Birmingham 2022 was never just about two weeks of sport: it was designed as the Games for Everyone, with every community able to access the events,...
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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issues report about the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games08/09/2022
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General | 5th September 2022

Convene, Challenge, Connect launches sector development programme as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival

Convene, Challenge, Connect is an accessible and imaginative sector development programme being delivered for the Birmingham 2022 Festival.
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Convene, Challenge, Connect launches sector development programme as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival05/09/2022
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General | 1st September 2022

Opportunity to influence the Worcestershire LEP delivery

There are exciting opportunities available for business professionals to join the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board.
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Opportunity to influence the Worcestershire LEP delivery01/09/2022
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General | 1st September 2022

Fundraising for the Three Peaks Challenge is supported by a Worcester charity event.

As its staff prepare to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge this month, a Worcester recruitment firm raised money at a special charity event.
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Fundraising for the Three Peaks Challenge is supported by a Worcester charity event.01/09/2022
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General | 1st September 2022

The UK’s largest built environment event returns to Birmingham with Finditin as Premium Event Partner

Register as a Finditin VIP and gain free entry to UK Construction Week with discounted stand space available for Finditin members.
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The UK’s largest built environment event returns to Birmingham with Finditin as Premium Event Partner01/09/2022
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General | 26th August 2022

BetaDen North Cleantech Bootcamp extension

Applications are now open for this popular Cleantech Bootcamp opportunity.
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BetaDen North Cleantech Bootcamp extension26/08/2022
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General | 22nd August 2022

Specialist Professional Advisor Programme returns

The Worcestershire Growth Hub has confirmed that the Specialist Professional Advisor Programme is back for a third wave.
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Specialist Professional Advisor Programme returns22/08/2022
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General | 22nd August 2022

West Midlands Mayor to face ‘Question Time’ at UK Construction Week Birmingham

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has been announced as a VIP keynote speaker at UK Construction Week Birmingham (UKCW Birmingham), the UK’s largest event for the built environment, which returns to Bir...
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West Midlands Mayor to face ‘Question Time’ at UK Construction Week Birmingham22/08/2022
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General | 4th August 2022

Betaden founders make the most of 5G access

Alumni of Worcestershire technology accelerator BetaDen are singing the praises of the accelerator’s partnership with 5G Testbed as a Service provider nexGworx.
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Betaden founders make the most of 5G access04/08/2022
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General | 4th August 2022

BIPC Worcestershire announces record year for supporting local businesses

In the last year, Business and IP Centre (BIPC) Worcestershire has helped over 1,000 local entrepreneurs to start, manage and expand successful small businesses.
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BIPC Worcestershire announces record year for supporting local businesses04/08/2022
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General | 2nd August 2022

Slicker Recycling announces second US acquisition

One of the UK’s leading specialists in the recycling and treatment of waste lubricating oils has expanded its US division through a second acquisition in just six months.
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Slicker Recycling announces second US acquisition02/08/2022
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General | 21st July 2022

UK Construction Week Birmingham announces packed programme of seminars and CPD sessions

Details of a packed programme of seminars, CPD talks and careers presentations has been announced for UK Construction Week Birmingham (UKCW Birmingham), the UK’s largest event for the built environmen...
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UK Construction Week Birmingham announces packed programme of seminars and CPD sessions21/07/2022
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General | 19th July 2022

The Big 5 Trade Visit: Register your Interest

The Big 5 Construction Exhibition in Dubai, the largest global event for the Construction & Infrastructure Sectors, will open its doors this December following a three year break.
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The Big 5 Trade Visit: Register your Interest19/07/2022
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General | 15th July 2022

Gritters taken out of hibernation to save Worcestershire’s roads

Gritters are on stand-by across Worcestershire to help prevent roads from melting in hot weather.
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Gritters taken out of hibernation to save Worcestershire’s roads15/07/2022
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General | 11th July 2022

£30,000 grants are announced to give a boost to start-up businesses in Worcestershire

The Enterprising Worcestershire programme, run by Worcestershire County Council, has today announced that there are a limited number of grants up to the value of £30,000 on offer to help start-up busi...
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£30,000 grants are announced to give a boost to start-up businesses in Worcestershire11/07/2022
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General | 6th July 2022

Three weeks left to apply for Betaden Cohort 6.0

Applications are open for the Betaden tech accelerator programme worth £50k to gain exclusive funding and support.
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Three weeks left to apply for Betaden Cohort 6.006/07/2022
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General | 4th July 2022

Visit Worcestershire crowned Champions of Champions at the Worcestershire Social Media Awards

Visit Worcestershire was crowned the Champion of Champions of the Worcestershire Social Media Awards for 2022.
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Visit Worcestershire crowned Champions of Champions at the Worcestershire Social Media Awards04/07/2022
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General | 4th July 2022

Worcestershire IT and accountancy firms mark 25-year partnership

Two Worcestershire firms have celebrated a successful 25-year link up which has seen both companies continuing with their expansion plans.
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Worcestershire IT and accountancy firms mark 25-year partnership04/07/2022
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General | 22nd June 2022

Innovative road-work signage introduced in Worcestershire

A new and innovative way of digitally managing road-work signs to provide real-time updates to road users is being introduced in Worcestershire.
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Innovative road-work signage introduced in Worcestershire22/06/2022
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General | 10th June 2022

Worcestershire Law Society appoints Andrew Chandler as new president

One of Worcestershire’s leading contentious probate law experts has been appointed as the new president of the Worcestershire Law Society.
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Worcestershire Law Society appoints Andrew Chandler as new president10/06/2022
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General | 9th June 2022

Slicker Recycling’s carbon-cutting green agenda attracts new talent

Through their sustainable business practices, specialist oil and waste recycling company Slicker Recycling has attracted a group of new apprentices as part of its commitment to delivering jobs and car...
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Slicker Recycling’s carbon-cutting green agenda attracts new talent09/06/2022
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General | 7th June 2022

BetaDen launches Cohort 6.0 applications with landmark news

BetaDen has today opened applications for the sixth cohort of businesses to join the programme.
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BetaDen launches Cohort 6.0 applications with landmark news07/06/2022
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General | 7th June 2022

IT specialist issues payroll warning ahead of National Insurance changes

Businesses across Worcestershire have been warned to update their payroll systems and software ahead of July changes to the National Insurance regime.
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IT specialist issues payroll warning ahead of National Insurance changes07/06/2022
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General | 7th June 2022

Worcestershire children’s charity benefits from £1,000 donation

A Worcestershire business outsourcing firm has donated £1,000 to a charity which supports vulnerable and distressed children across the region.
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Worcestershire children’s charity benefits from £1,000 donation07/06/2022
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General | 1st June 2022

Recruitment experts to tackle Three Peaks challenge for New Hope charity

A trio of recruitment specialists are set to scale the heights of the UK’s tallest mountains by taking part in the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise much needed cash for a Worcester charity.
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Recruitment experts to tackle Three Peaks challenge for New Hope charity01/06/2022