Grow in Wychavon – the book!
We have written a book called Grow in Wychavon sharing the stories of 50 businesses of today to inspire the entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow. This site has interviews, videos and parts of stories from the book which was published in January.
Why Grow in Wychavon?
Because it's a great place to do business. But don't take our word for it. What better way to promote the area than through the thriving businesses already here.
We wrote to businesses in Wychavon about being featured and we couldn't believe the enthusiastic response. Businesses were quick to get in touch and tell us what made them special and worthy of inclusion
The amazing stories in this book show the diversity of businesses in Wychavon. The personal stories of the businesses and the people behind them we hope will inspire others to start up, relocate or expand here.
Wychavon is in the heart of Worcestershire. It includes the three towns of Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore, as well as nearly 100 villages and hamlets, the most well-known being Broadway, often referred to as the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds'.
People love living here and the book is all about doing business here: "It's on the way to everywhere" as one of our businesses says.
What's in the book?
Grow in Wychavon contains the stories of 50 (plus 2 - it was hard to decide!) reflecting different sizes and sectors from one woman bands to huge growers employing thousands. In between there's a chocolate maker, a breakdown truck supplier, a hotel manager, a salad grower and a Japanese Knotweed eradicator. What they all have in common is that they all started or relocated their business to Wychavon. And they all have a great story.
You'll read about the issues these business people faced and how they overcame them, the decisions they had to make and how they made them, and their business lesson to share. You'll read why they picked this area to do business and how the lifestyle and location work together to provide a great offering.
Whether or not you live or work in or near Wychavon, this book will fascinate you if you're interested in business and business people and what it is that gets them out of bed in the morning. We hope it might just inspire you to think about setting up your own business.
We found it truly inspiring to put together, we hope you find the same when reading it.
Finally, we'd like to thank all the businesses that got involved. We couldn't feature everyone, but we appreciate, whether featured or not, the time people took to get in touch with us and share their stories.
For more information on setting up your own business go here.