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Business rate payers consultation meeting - save the date

Please put Wednesday 23 January 2019 in your diary for our business rate payers breakfast meeting here at the Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Station Rd, Pershore WR10 1PT.

Innovation will be the theme, featuring HERU the Home Energy Resources Unit, a global game-changing invention being trialled at Wychavon. Nik Spencer Chairman of Mission Resources Group Ltd will be talking about the development of HERU, a revolutionary UK home energy solution, which heats your hot water with everything from nappies to plastics, coffee cups to food. We will be taking part in a year long field trial of one of the prototype units at our offices at Pershore which will help to take the HERU to the next stage. We are keen to help make the HERU a commercial reality, bringing environmental benefits to us all.

We will have speakers from the European funded Proof of Concept programme which will offer specialist advice and grants of between £2,000 to £30,000 for businesses seeking to develop innovative new products and services, and from the Worcestershire innovators networking group WINN.

We will also update you on the Council’s budget and council tax, and business rates for 2019/20.   You are invited to join us for breakfast at 7.30 a.m.

To book your place early please contact Jane Dobson.   Parking at the Civic Centre is free of charge.
E: T: 01386 565278.


Enterprising Worcestershire: Imagine, Achieve, Succeed

Do you want to start your own business but don’t know where to begin? Or have you started your business and you're ready to maximise its potential?

If so, then visit Enterprising Worcestershire's event on Wednesday 12 December from 9.30am - 2.30pm at Sixways Stadium.

For more information, see the event flyer.

The event details, registrations and bookings are being managed through


New Start-up funding available

BCRS Business Loans is delighted to be able to offer its support to viable, post-revenue start-up businesses operating in the West Midlands and environs.

This has been made possible since being confirmed as manager of the West Midlands Small Business Loans fund for the Midlands Engine Investment Fund. As part of this commitment, BCRS Business Loans have been allocated £17 million to support the growth of start-up and existing businesses.

For more information, download the fact sheet by clicking here.


Help for early stage businesses

Enterprising Worcestershire has launched the new Worcestershire Business Events Portal, helping you to access the free workshops that are available across the county.

Businesses in Worcestershire that have been established for less than three years and trade predominantly on a business to business basis have the opportunity to take advantage of this rolling series of free workshops.

The workshops have been developed to focus on topics pertinent to start-up enterprises, covering topic areas such as innovation and growth, sales and marketing, finance and business planning, and more!

To see the full calendar of events, please visit business events where you will also be able to register to attend the workshops.

For further information about the support that is available, please contact Worcestershire Business Central on 01905 677888 or visit their website


Useful information


Business Rates Consultation Presentations 2018

The annual Business Rates Consultation Breakfast meeting was held on Wednesday 24 January 2018. The presentations at this meeting can be downloaded as PDF's below.

Business Rates Update 2018-19

General Meeting Presentation

Worcestershire County Council Growth and Investment Team presentation

Wychavon District Council's Skills Officer 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 Taylor
Tourism Officer
01386 565373
  Steve Knight
Marketing & Events Officer
01386 565519

Sue Owens
Skills Officer
01386 565525
(P/T - Typically Mon - Wed)


Amy Miles
Tourism & Regeneration Assistant
01386 565564