Has Worcestershire become the business central of the UK? Worcestershire has an array of businesses whose headquarters are in one of the 6 districts. In Worcestershire business news, the county was ranked 18th in the entire country, for having the most start-up companies in 2017. Ken Pollock, a councillor for Worcestershire responsible for economy and infrastructure, stated that he and his team are attempting to make the county more entrepreneurial and increase the volume of new companies in the area. Some of the most precedent companies in Worcestershire are: GKN, Victoria PLC, Vision Labs and Indra.
Redditch is a district of the county, which contributes greatly to the total amount of business in Worcestershire as a whole. Companies in Redditch (which have their head offices there) include Halfords, Cruise.co and GKN. GKN is a company which designs and produces high quality systems, structures and services. They have different divisions such as, GKN aerospace and GKN driveline. They are a successful, multinational engineering company in Redditch and they have companies in more than 30 countries and they employ over 55,000 individuals. Furthermore, the famous fitness-wear brand, Gymshark Ltd was one of the companies in Redditch that was doing so well they needed to expand and move their headquarters to Solihull in 2017.
Undoubtedly, thriving companies in Redditch make Worcestershire a landmark for business. Nonetheless, Wyre Forest also have impressive businesses – one of them being Victoria PLC - which was first established in 1895. A manufacturer and supplier of unique flooring products which produce a variety of carpets, ceramic/porcelain tiles and other flooring accessories. According to Consultancy’s data, Victoria PLC had the second highest average growth, among mid-market players in Worcestershire in 2017, with 89.3%. However, Lioncourt Homes Limited - an impressive real estate business in Worcester - is in first place, with the highest average growth of 123.3% and over £40 million turnover.
Another Worcestershire business, also set in Wyre Forest, is Vision Labs - a business specialising in ophthalmic lens development and laboratory training. It is a company which won the ‘Business of the Year 2018’ award from the Chamber of Commerce for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Lastly, a business set in Malvern, Indra, known for manufacturing electric vehicles and smart energy technology by incorporating innovative ideas and making them come to life. This company was rewarded, by the Chamber of Commerce, for being the most innovative business in Worcestershire and Herefordshire for 2018.
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Attention should be drawn to Worcestershire Business Central which aids these companies in Worcestershire, along with other small businesses, to expand and progress, by providing businesses with grants and resources. Not only does this company provide support for ‘start-up’ businesses in the early stages, but also offers guidance for existing businesses.
Worcestershire Business Central have multiple case studies regarding how they have helped a numerous amount of businesses become more successful and efficient, than they would have been without any of their services. An example of a business that has progressed due to the benefits provided by Worcestershire Business Central is OLPRO - a business, which sells and manufactures original camping equipment, based in Worcester. The owner of the company reviewed Worcestershire Business Central as being helpful and efficient in catering to the needs of his company, such as funding – through the Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) – as well as other problematic aspects of the business which he needed assistance with.
If you are considering starting up your own business, contact Worcestershire Business Central which will assist you with every step of your Worcestershire business journey. From companies in Redditch to Worcester businesses – this Worcestershire Business Central has helped many. Worcestershire welcomes new businesses with open arms.