Funding and Support

Worcestershire can provide investors with a Soft Landing Offer that helps with finance, practical advice and business support to smooth your passage into Worcestershire.

The offer is an exclusive portfolio of services and discounts, providing investors with an exceptional quality of business support, access to industry & market research, commercial property search, hosted site visits, links to academia, recruitment support, planning, regulatory services, supply chains and networks.

If you operate within one of Worcestershire’s key sectors;

  • agri-tech
  • cyber security
  • advanced manufacturing or
  • life sciences

you may also be eligible for our welcome package comprising a range of discounts on professional services.

We also have a unique offer for those outside the county and international businesses who wish to test the Midlands, UK, European market. We offer:

  • 1 year free co working space at a prestigious science park address
  • Free marketing and PR support to help your brand launch
  • Warm introductions to potential customers and relevant networks

Available to those setting up a legal entity in Worcestershire.

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Funding and Support

Worcestershire
County Council

Worcestershire County Council provides a huge range of services including facilities such as schools and libraries, the provision of care for vulnerable and older residents, road maintenance, and supporting economic and social development across the County.

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Worcestershire County Council Support

Midlands Engine
Investment Fund

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Midlands Engine Investment Fund provides commercially focused finance through small business loans, debt finance, proof of concept and equity finance funds.

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Midlands Engine Investment Fund
Worcestershire Business Central

Worcestershire Business Central

Part of the UK Government’s supported growth hub network, Worcestershire Business Central brings business support into one place, offering a clear and simple means for businesses to access the help they need, when they need it.

Worcestershire Business Central provides free support and guidance, including access to a helpline, website and one-to-one sector focused support at any stage of the business life cycle.

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BetaDen

For further information, visit the BetaDen website.

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BetaDen

BetaDen offers entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale up businesses a unique and comprehensive package of services worth over £50,000. This includes:

  • Free office space
  • Mentoring by hand-picked specialists
  • Access to Worcestershire’s 5G testbed
  • Proof of concept grant funding

Additionally, BetaDen aims to provide opportunities for information sharing, knowledge transfer and discussion about technology and technological advances.

BetaDen

For further information, visit the BetaDen website.

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Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

Established in the 1830s during the industrial revolution, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce remains a dynamic member-led, not for profit organisation, working to support the local business community and specifically its 1500-strong network of member businesses. Whilst the nature and scale of what the Chamber does has changed over time, today it still works to strengthen the position of its members and ensures that the interests of local businesses are heard.

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NWEDR

NWEDR

By locating your business in North Worcestershire, you will be part of a thriving, entrepreneurial and ambitious commercial community. The area is locally known as the ‘natural environment for business’ as it’s a great place to live and work in the heart of the UK.

The North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWedR) team support inward investment and help existing businesses. NWEDR love to discuss your business ideas and tell you about the opportunities available in the area.

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DIT

DIT

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. DIT also help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK with the following services:

  • Helping businesses sell overseas
  • Doing business with integrity
  • Getting local market help to sell overseas
  • Helping overseas businesses locate in the UK
  • Helping UK businesses expand into overseas markets
  • Connecting overseas buyers with UK businesses

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Worcestershire Brand

Worcestershire Brand

To raise the profile of the development opportunities and the skilled staff that Worcestershire has to offer, a new approach to promoting the county, regionally, nationally and internationally has been launched.

The new brand is not owned by any one organisation or partner. It reflects pride in championing the county and has been developed to support and promote inward investment strategies.

Businesses and organisations are being encouraged to get involved and join a network of county champions, the Worcestershire 1000.

For more information go to www.oneworcestershire.com

Worcester BID

Worcester BID

Worcester Business Improvement District (BID) has been in operation since April 2010 and is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of improving the trading conditions for the businesses who contribute a BID levy. Worcester BID’s investment allows for the delivery of projects that the businesses themselves have asked for, which boost the profile of Worcester and its businesses as the perfect place in which to shop, eat, play and live all year round.

For more information go to www.worcesterbid.com

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