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Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership

  • 5 The Triangle Wildwood Drive Worcester WR5 2QX
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  • Telephone: 01905 672 700
  • Size: 1000-4,999 employees
  • Sector: Manufacturing

This is achieved through a partnership approach with business, local government, the third sector and higher and further education working together with a common, shared purpose.

The WLEP is responsible for developing and delivering Worcestershire’s 10-year Strategic Economic Plan which was agreed by all partner organisations and submitted to Government in March 2014. The WLEP is working to:

  • Create 25,000 jobs
  • Increase Gross Value Added (GVA) by £2.9bn
  • Contribute towards the delivery of 21,500 new homes by 2025.

A total of £71.71m of Growth Deal funding is available between 2015 and 2021 for agreed economic projects to ensure that Worcestershire is a world class place to work, invest and do business. This includes a range of schemes, for example, to improve: skills, rail connectivity, access to key employment sites and Superfast Broadband. The WLEP is also responsible for a €68m EU programme which contributes to delivery of all parts of the Strategic Economic Plan and provides specific grant funding to support businesses and training with a focus on moving individuals into work.

The WLEP continues to work across the National LEP Network to explore shared best practice and innovations which underpin local-to-national business growth. Worcestershire has established alliances across LEP regions, as well as the Midlands LEPs, to consolidate wider opportunities around the Midlands Engine and Midlands Connect for a connected road, rail and air infrastructure network.

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Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Key Contacts
  • lorraine stone
    connected County Director
    Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership