Worcestershire’s fastest growing business network reaches halfway mark

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A unique partnership designed to support Worcestershire businesses and to promote the county has reached the exciting milestone of 500 memberships.

Worcestershire’s fastest growing network, made up of companies, organisations, and individuals from all parts of the county, aims to raise the profile of Worcestershire as a great place to live, visit, work and to invest.

More crucially, over the past 12-months, One Worcestershire has provided local businesses and organisations with support, bringing them together to support the county’s economic recovery as we come out of lockdown.

One Worcestershire and the Worcestershire 1000 are at the heart of a new approach to promote Worcestershire, with members championing county.

Richard Soper CBE, from One Worcestershire and former CEO of Worcester Bosch Group, said: “We’re delighted to have reached the 500 members milestone for the Worcestershire 1000.

“Since its launch in 2019, the Worcestershire 1000 has received nothing but a positive response from local businesses, organisations and some well-known sporting figures.

“We’re proud that our members have come together during the pandemic to support one another and we hope this inspires many more to become a part of such an amazing network, as the county drives towards recovery following Covid-19.”

Razu Miah, co-owner of the 500th member Vhujon Indian Restaurant, Bewdley, said: “We’re really pleased to have had the opportunity to join, and being the 500th member is just the icing on the cake.

“As a small business, it’s great to find this level of support throughout the county for businesses like ourselves, and we encourage all other businesses to join and to make the most of being a part of such a great network.”

Richard Fryer, Regional Manager for Ringway Worcestershire, who were pipped to the 500th spot, said: “Ringway has been part of the community in Worcestershire for 16 years. We are incredibly proud to deliver local highway services for local people, by local people.

Being part of One Worcestershire is part of our commitment to continue to play an active role in the county. Both in keeping people connected through well maintained roads and public spaces, and by ensuring that our business is adding value in a wider sense – working in partnership with others to improve and enhance the social, economic and environmental features of this amazing county.

Being in the top 500 is even better!”