“North Worcestershire is a gem of a place.”

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Ostap Paparega – Ostap Paparega, Head of NWedR, North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration

The observation of newly appointed Ostap Paparega, Head of NWedR, North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration “North Worcestershire is a gem of a place. For businesses large and small, the area has everything going for it – and for them”

During the first 100 days in my new role, I have seen behind the doors an amazing range of businesses across North Worcestershire of which there are more than 17,500, accounting for 52.5% of all businesses in Worcestershire We work on behalf of the three local authorities of Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest and our remit is to drive forward economic growth and regeneration across North Worcestershire. With a relatively small team, we provide business support and work with partners to nurture inward investment, which includes infrastructure as well as business re-location support. We proactively connect businesses and people to employment and training, and bring forward development of key regeneration sites.

“Connecting, networking and actively engaging with businesses and partners on events and initiatives such as the new North Worcestershire Business Awards (www.NWBusAwards.org) is key to our work and provides us with up to the minute, valuable business intelligence which informs everything we do.” Ostap Paparega Head of NWedR

We are currently working with partners on a new North Worcestershire Economic Growth Strategy which will build on the existing infrastructure, promote growth, and continue to invest in North Worcestershire as the natural environment for business for now and the future.

We will be asking businesses to get involved in developing this strategic plan, so keep in touch with us through Twitter @NorthWorcsEDR or by registering to receive our monthly newsletter through our website www.nwedr.org.uk You can also email me direct Ostap.paparega@nwedr.org.uk