Upcoming events and dates for your diaries

Pie and Pint Workshops

For rural businesses interested in funding programmes to assist business growth and job creation in Worcestershire.

Wednesday 15 February 2017 - Village Hall, Clubroom Overbury

Thursday 16 February 2017 - Pershore College

Tuesday 28 February 2017 - Ombersley Golf Club

Thursday 2 March 2017 - Federation of Young Farmers Club

Each workshop will be held at 5:30pm for a 6pm start and will finish at 8pm.

For more information, visit www.business-central.co.uk

To book a place, contact the Worcester Business Central team on 01905 677 888 or email info@business-central.co.uk

 

Worcester College Group Apprenticeships

Friday 3 March 2017
Pershore College Business Lounge
7.45 - 9am

If you’re thinking of taking on an apprentice don’t miss this event. Hear how your business can benefit from the Government’s new approach to apprenticeships; how to get the most out of the new levy; what you’re entitled to in the new funding regime; how apprentices can make a difference to your business; and how to fund your staff development. 

To view the event flyer, click here

To book your place at the event, click here

 

The Digital Revolution Conference

Thursday 16 March 2017
Sixways Stadium, Worcester WR4 8ZE
8.30-12pm
Free for Members and Non-members (breakfast included).

This free event will give attendees the chance to learn about the internet of things,the digital revolution and how cloud-based communication systems can hugely improve business productivity and efficiency. 

The morning will include a variety of topics including:

  • Insights into Technology trends
  • What is the cloud?
  • ISDN Switch off & Demystifying SIP
  • Digital big data
  • IoT & digital revolution
  • Staying secure in the digital world
  • Collaborating through the cloud 
     

To book your free place please contact events@hwchamber.co.uk or call 01905 673 612. Please note, there are limited spaces and pre-booking is essential. This event is suitable for businesses with more than 10 employees.

 

"BEEP" Sustainability Forum

In association with the Business Energy Efficiency Programme

Thursday 6 April 2017
8 - 11am (optional tour from 10am)
Cargill Meats Europe, The Feed Mill, Tram Inn, Hereford, HR2 9AW
Free for Members and Non-members (includes breakfast and networking)

Speakers:
Speaker 1: John Reed, Cargill Meats Europe
Topic: Cargill’s Approach to Sustainability
Speaker 2: Gareth Williams, Caplor Energy
Topic: Energy Reduction at Caplor and Battery Storage
Speaker 3: Miles Dearden, MFG Solicitors

Come and learn about one of Herefordshire’s largest employer’s innovative approach to sustainability and tour their new biomass facility. Hear about battery storage for renewable energy from local specialist Caplor Energy and from Miles Dearden, Energy and Renewables expert at MFG Solicitors.

To book please email events@hwchamber.co.uk

 

Following the Business Rates Consultation Breakfast Meeting

On Wednesday 25 January 2017, Wychavon District Council held the annual Business Rates Consultation Breakfast meeting. The presentations at this meeting can be downloaded as PDF's below.

 

Apprenticeship Levy and DAS presentation

BBO Programme presentation

Business Rates Revaluation and Rates Update presentation

Business Rates Meeting presentation

Having A Job Plan presentation

META presentation

WDC Budget Proposals presentation

 

Wychavon Business News e-newsletter

The Regeneration Team produce a regular newsletter, including updates on a variety of items including the latest activity, recent news, funding opportunities, networking events, important changes and other relevant communications.

To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up by clicking here.

 

Our latest business services leaflet

An overview of the services Wychavon District Council provides businesses in a convenient leaflet.

 

Contact

Details of the Regeneration Team

 

 

Chris Brooks
Regeneration Manager
chris.brooks@wychavon.gov.uk
01386 565343

 
 
Jane Dobson
Economic Development Officer
jane.dobson@wychavon.gov.uk
01386 565278
  Shawn Riley
Inward Investment Manager
shawn.riley@wychavon.gov.uk
01386 565519
     
Angela Tidmarsh
Tourism Officer
angela.tidmarsh@wychavon.gov.uk
01386 565373
  Steve Knight
Marketing & Events Officer
steve.knight@wychavon.gov.uk
01386 565519
     

Sue Owens
Skills Officer
sue.owens@wychavon.gov.uk
01386 565525
(P/T - Typically Monday - Wednesday)

 

Shelby Padley
Tourism & Regeneration Assistant
shelby.padley@wychavon.gov.uk
01386 565564