It’s the fastest growing network in the county, having grown from zero to more than 300 in six months.
But what is the Worcestershire 1000, and why should your business get involved?
Ask your contacts for their thoughts on Worcestershire, and you may hear murmurings about our picturesque countryside, or perhaps a certain favourite condiment.
We see things a little differently. Yes, we love our stunning scenery, and who doesn’t have a drop of Worcestershire Sauce on everything? But there’s #MoreInWorcestershire.
We have household names like Worcester Bosch, G-Tech, Halfords, Morgan and Specsavers, and 20% of the UK’s leading cyber security firms are based here. With 37,864 new companies, we’re also recognised as a leading location for start-ups.
Put simply, we offer a work/life balance without compare.
Amongst the first to join the Worcestershire 1000 network was Worcester Bosch’s Chief Executive, Carl Arntzen. He is quick to recognise the benefits of doing business in the county. He said: “I originate from Worcester and have lived and worked in Worcestershire for most of my life and career. It has beautiful scenery, a vibrant social life and a successful and diverse business community.”
The Worcestershire 1000 is at the heart of a new approach to promote Worcestershire and the county’s connected, creative, dynamic vision. Members are champions, sharing what is best about the county and raising awareness of what Worcestershire has to offer.
Kathy Leather, owner of the Copper Beech House bed and breakfast in Malvern has joined up. She explained: “As a new business, and a very small business, people genuinely want to see you be successful. If you get involved in the business community, they will give you support and guidance in return.”
By joining Worcestershire newest ‘club’ you are given access to assets and resources to help you tell the county’s story. You can download our logo and branding to use in your signage and online. You can also browse reports and research to help you sell Worcestershire to your clients and partners.
Worcestershire County Council, the Local Enterprise Partnership, North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWEDR) and the Worcestershire Ambassadors are all supporters of this new initiative.
Kevin Powell, Chair of the Worcestershire Ambassadors is determined to make it a success: “I am very proud to say I am made in Worcestershire. I was educated here, have worked here, and enjoyed the facilities and rich history our county uniquely offers for most of my life. It’s my passion for our county that resulted in me becoming a Worcestershire Ambassador. We have a shared aim of ensuring this is a County to be proud of by helping to promote Worcestershire as a great place to live, work, invest, visit and do business.”
Joining the Worcestershire 1000 is easy. All you need to do is answer a few questions about your business, and you’ll have access to a supportive network of the county’s businesses.
Just visit www.oneworcestershire.com to get started today.