Upcoming events and dates for your diaries


Business Information Roadshows

Did you know there are changes taking place to the way training and apprenticeships are funded?

Did you know there are grants available to businesses who take on apprentices in Wychavon?*

Come along to one of our Business Roadshows and find out how this will affect your business and how you can take advantage of what help and advice is out there for you and your business

We will be at the following venues:

From 12:00pm – 2.00pm and enjoy lunch on us


Wednesday 10 May

Evesham United Football ground

Wednesday 17 May

Pershore College Business Lounge

Wednesday 14 June

St. Andrews Hotel, Droitwich


Limited numbers available.

To secure your place, email sue.owens@wychavon.gov.uk now to ensure you don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity.

* certain criteria apply



Launch of Worcestershire European Funded Business Support Programmes


Worcestershire Business Central would like to invite you to join us for the launch of the Worcestershire European Funded Growth programmes.

This is an exciting time for businesses in Worcestershire with a £15m programme, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, available until 2019 delivering a range of dynamic business support projects and grants to help businesses to start up, grow, innovate and expand in Worcestershire. Grants from £1,000 up to £100,000 can be accessed for capital and revenue projects.

This informative session offers Worcestershire SMEs the opportunity to learn more about this latest range of support and grant funding available across the County and hear from previous recipients how this support has benefited their businesses.

The Worcestershire Business Central team will be on hand to talk you through the support available, regardless of the stage of your business and we'll be joined by the project managers who will be able to answer any programme specific questions. 

Two events are being held:

To attend one of the events please click your preferred date above to book your place.

For more information on the various programmes and to see how Worcestershire Business Central can support your business visit www.business-central.co.uk or contact the team on 01905 677888


Useful information


National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage campaign

The national and minimum living wage is going up from the 1 April. Are you prepared? Click here to download the Employer Messages Toolkit


Business Rates Consultation Presentations

The annual Business Rates Consultation Breakfast meeting was held on Wednesday 25 January 2017. 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.



Details of the Regeneration Team



Chris Brooks
Regeneration Manager
01386 565343

Jane Dobson
Economic Development Officer
01386 565278
  Shawn Riley
Inward Investment Manager
01386 565519
Angela Tidmarsh
Tourism Officer
01386 565373
  Steve Knight
Marketing & Events Officer
01386 565519

Sue Owens
Skills Officer
01386 565525
(P/T - Typically Monday - Wednesday)


Shelby Padley
Tourism & Regeneration Assistant
01386 565564