Latest News



dd38e1eb-2815-4502-b416-82f9bb80ab51.jpg
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.
Read more
Construction industry in the Midlands must 'think differently' to find 50,000 recruits30/09/2022
d510bd62-6963-4306-b5a3-b888698789b5.jpg
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...
Read more
Constructions 'dirty' image is key barrier to solving skills shortage, says survey.23/09/2022
f9efbc30-5236-4c47-a58f-1d2961248918.jpg
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...
Read more
Historic Worcestershire pub becomes space for climate change conversations22/09/2022
552b4015-bbc2-4fad-82ed-51d6fad81b72.jpg
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...
Read more
Sustainability top of the agenda at UK Construction Week Birmingham08/09/2022
f36cf779-d7ea-49e9-9d1c-7fdc01741cb7.png
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,...
Read more
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issues report about the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games08/09/2022
3589b711-3f56-402a-a5cd-a036baf18591.png
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.
Read more
Convene, Challenge, Connect launches sector development programme as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival05/09/2022
730ffa32-1559-4771-8422-f35f7391a75c.png
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.
Read more
Opportunity to influence the Worcestershire LEP delivery01/09/2022
4c72ee00-fdb1-409e-9118-8c377b69db66.jpg
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.
Read more
Fundraising for the Three Peaks Challenge is supported by a Worcester charity event.01/09/2022
c9f18193-c88a-4eaf-b88b-8614fc65ef3e.jpg
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.
Read more
The UK’s largest built environment event returns to Birmingham with Finditin as Premium Event Partner01/09/2022
0298cf18-61f7-40ee-aba7-07bdb08b9341.jpg
General | 26th August 2022

BetaDen North Cleantech Bootcamp extension

Applications are now open for this popular Cleantech Bootcamp opportunity.
Read more
BetaDen North Cleantech Bootcamp extension26/08/2022
3b2c23de-c414-423f-b90a-4367c83b889e.png
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.
Read more
Specialist Professional Advisor Programme returns22/08/2022
95f80286-0746-4651-8a6a-4f7a023c227b.jpg
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...
Read more
West Midlands Mayor to face ‘Question Time’ at UK Construction Week Birmingham22/08/2022
1956dee6-8a67-40a8-81df-d0cf12637ae1.jpg
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.
Read more
Betaden founders make the most of 5G access04/08/2022
0ace450a-279c-432f-9122-da1e7d96c1d2.jpg
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.
Read more
BIPC Worcestershire announces record year for supporting local businesses04/08/2022
91b45616-8ec8-4edd-b17a-9c861a998f1a.jpeg
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.
Read more
Slicker Recycling announces second US acquisition02/08/2022
7581c745-e218-4b71-968e-333e8bc9f328.jpg
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...
Read more
UK Construction Week Birmingham announces packed programme of seminars and CPD sessions21/07/2022
bc19d4a7-2d3f-472d-8115-6ad1e6678696.jpeg
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.
Read more
The Big 5 Trade Visit: Register your Interest19/07/2022
dbef4327-0433-4d6d-b035-f3e97df62415.jpg
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.
Read more
Gritters taken out of hibernation to save Worcestershire’s roads15/07/2022
10768253-365b-4316-8b4e-c23310f6cdfe.png
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...
Read more
£30,000 grants are announced to give a boost to start-up businesses in Worcestershire11/07/2022
5adae3b5-9250-478a-97bf-cb81e9ed2f39.png
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.
Read more
Three weeks left to apply for Betaden Cohort 6.006/07/2022
b0fd2ec8-91b7-4a6c-aeff-8a1329ef9012.jpg
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.
Read more
Visit Worcestershire crowned Champions of Champions at the Worcestershire Social Media Awards04/07/2022
f3be796e-7f5b-47d2-ba66-13d034c3c8bc.jpg
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.
Read more
Worcestershire IT and accountancy firms mark 25-year partnership04/07/2022
2c6d4ce9-d2b6-4b8b-bf41-08751902aa81.png
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.
Read more
Innovative road-work signage introduced in Worcestershire22/06/2022
bbc98804-795e-4c09-9c1b-309e05677c16.jpg
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.
Read more
Worcestershire Law Society appoints Andrew Chandler as new president10/06/2022
be8db981-8e56-4831-9f79-322e957fa432.JPG
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...
Read more
Slicker Recycling’s carbon-cutting green agenda attracts new talent09/06/2022
efc41636-2c56-417f-b697-647dc34314b6.jpg
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.
Read more
BetaDen launches Cohort 6.0 applications with landmark news07/06/2022
9e56beca-4cd7-457f-8db7-3acce5949c70.jfif
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.
Read more
IT specialist issues payroll warning ahead of National Insurance changes07/06/2022
dd164b43-6ba6-48aa-a362-067bc8306fa3.jpg
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.
Read more
Worcestershire children’s charity benefits from £1,000 donation07/06/2022
992f9fb3-048a-42fa-abea-745fca9217dd.jpg
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.
Read more
Recruitment experts to tackle Three Peaks challenge for New Hope charity01/06/2022
0b2598f5-b2cb-48b9-9b48-d724fa7a6d9e.jpg
General | 27th May 2022

MTC Plays Key Role In Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply Project

Funding secured for hydrogen supply project to decarbonise industry
Read more
MTC Plays Key Role In Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply Project27/05/2022
c03f7a41-3718-43c6-840d-d3610dabd3ff.jpg
General | 27th May 2022

Chamber calls for support for businesses as costs continue to rise

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have called on the Government to support firms in the region after announcing help for individuals and households to deal with rising costs.
Read more
Chamber calls for support for businesses as costs continue to rise27/05/2022
2271cfbf-8b63-43e5-a49c-9797cc586ef8.jpg
General | 26th May 2022

Developing a renewable energy scheme with NFU Energy

NFU Energy is a leading energy consultancy with a special focus on agriculture and horticulture. They help farmers and growers develop renewable energy schemes, improve their energy efficiency, procur...
Read more
Developing a renewable energy scheme with NFU Energy26/05/2022
b73318ec-a676-4b90-ac2a-67de2ecbda78.jpg
General | 26th May 2022

Queen's Awards for Enterprise Masterclass

Companies from across Coventry and Warwickshire have been urged to apply for one of the business world’s most prestigious awards
Read more
Queen's Awards for Enterprise Masterclass26/05/2022
c4534b98-6a98-4207-aa83-045f7f83fd05.jpg
General | 20th May 2022

Councillor Chris Rogers elected new County Council chairman

Councillor Chris Rogers has been elected as the new Chairman for Worcestershire County Council for the civic year 2022/23.
Read more
Councillor Chris Rogers elected new County Council chairman20/05/2022
0776797d-e67f-45d7-ba93-2c0297a5db9f.png
General | 19th May 2022

Entries are now open for the Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards 2022/23

Visit Worcestershire are inviting tourism businesses from across the county to enter their Tourism Awards for 2022/2023.
Read more
Entries are now open for the Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards 2022/2319/05/2022
510b227b-5378-4487-afde-38f55fb64cd7.jfif
General | 19th May 2022

Fintech Innovation for the UK’s Second City!

Following the success of their first flagship event of 2022 ‘Secure by Design, Advanced Manufacturing’, Midlands Cyber are excited to launch ‘Fintech Secured – Next Generation Cyber’
Read more
Fintech Innovation for the UK’s Second City!19/05/2022
46f35406-bee4-4f97-a3a1-795ceffe7f46.jpg
General | 19th May 2022

Businesses gather to help shape business support in the county

Over 50 local businesses gathered at Sixways Stadium, home of the Worcester Warriors, to discuss the next steps to improve business support in the county.
Read more
Businesses gather to help shape business support in the county19/05/2022
cc8bdecc-2ad9-4fd7-831a-9dca938d1c84.jpg
General | 19th May 2022

Chance to voice your business concerns

Worcestershire businesses have the chance to have their voice heard and change the business support landscape for the county.
Read more
Chance to voice your business concerns19/05/2022
5a9ac822-1b51-42c9-b1ad-cd5062c88c0f.png
General | 19th May 2022

Deadline approaching to apply for LEP Chair role

Only two weeks remain for business leaders to apply for the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Chair role.
Read more
Deadline approaching to apply for LEP Chair role19/05/2022
da5f820e-a830-465d-8471-2949bff9636a.jpeg
General | 19th May 2022

Get to grips with the Cloud and access £5K worth of services

BetaDen, Worcestershire’s First Technology Accelerator, has partnered with IONOS to put on a Cloud Security Workshop on Thursday 26 May, aimed at helping new businesses get to grips with all things cl...
Read more
Get to grips with the Cloud and access £5K worth of services19/05/2022
1762c31a-7d65-4f1f-b773-a9185187c986.jpg
General | 17th May 2022

Midlands civil engineering firms helped to boost their business and the communities they work in

A leading Midlands organisation that supports companies in the civil engineering sector has launched a new toolkit that supports firms to grow and boost the communities they work in.
Read more
Midlands civil engineering firms helped to boost their business and the communities they work in17/05/2022
cbbcf7c4-23d1-418e-8cf2-26a6e7dbbe4d.jpg
General | 17th May 2022

Mayoral and HS2 Supply Chain Summit for SME’s 2022

A virtual conference held on: Thursday 9 June 2022,
Read more
Mayoral and HS2 Supply Chain Summit for SME’s 202217/05/2022
92b7161a-ab93-4c6a-b02f-6186cb080dca.jpg
General | 16th May 2022

Brand new conference launches in Worcestershire for local businesses

Worcestershire County Council’s Business Worcestershire team in partnership with the Worcestershire Growth Hub, have announced the launch of a brand-new conference aimed at local businesses across the...
Read more
Brand new conference launches in Worcestershire for local businesses16/05/2022
7051313f-49fc-43dd-9f2f-6196594295d7.jpg
General | 12th May 2022

Kidderminster company benefits from a boost since investing in new machinery

Surf Works a leading creative agency which supplies decorated garments, workwear and merchandise, has benefited from increased efficiency and sales since investing in new printing machinery.
Read more
Kidderminster company benefits from a boost since investing in new machinery12/05/2022
8029ed87-7938-4b0b-b3d4-fb6f3e910d82.jpg
General | 26th April 2022

Made Smarter's one-year anniversary celebrated at charity gala dinner

A major scheme to help manufacturing and engineering businesses in the West Midlands adopt cutting-edge digital technology to help them grow celebrated a successful first year at a charity gala dinner...
Read more
Made Smarter's one-year anniversary celebrated at charity gala dinner26/04/2022
6c4bcf78-e2b4-4a7a-a476-295ace1d32d9.jpg
General | 20th April 2022

Information for local businesses

As the region ‘Gets Set for the Games’, now is the perfect time to start planning so that you’re ready too.
Read more
Information for local businesses20/04/2022
0857dc71-dd8a-46e4-b04b-3ea7f97c233f.jpg
General | 6th April 2022

Speller Metcalfe announces new managing director

Regional contractor and family-run business Speller Metcalfe has announced the appointment of current pre-construction director James Speller to the role of managing director.
Read more
Speller Metcalfe announces new managing director06/04/2022
2a18aee4-516e-4836-bb8b-9c369667f856.jpg
General | 4th April 2022

Worcester children to benefit from kind-hearted Easter egg campaign

A Worcester recruitment firm has donated dozens of Easter eggs to the city’s Foodbank.
Read more
Worcester children to benefit from kind-hearted Easter egg campaign04/04/2022
9899da0c-e1f3-4a47-9585-4de886e803b2.jpg
General | 28th March 2022

Simon Himsworth appointed CEO of Medilink Midlands

Former CEO, Darren Clark, to become Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors
Read more
Simon Himsworth appointed CEO of Medilink Midlands28/03/2022
3138c43a-8335-4af4-b18a-0f9ffc047495.jpeg
General | 28th February 2022

Wharton Park Golf Club tees up to encourage junior golf stars and beginners

A Wyre Forest golf and country club has installed new blue tees as part of a wider drive to encourage young people and the next generation of golfers.
Read more
Wharton Park Golf Club tees up to encourage junior golf stars and beginners28/02/2022