Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership – WLEP

Unit 50 – 51
Malvern Hills Science Park
Geraldine Road
WR14 3SZ

The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP), one of 38 in England, is responsible for creating and delivering economic growth and jobs in the County. 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. 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.