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Worcester fancy dress business set to make a killing this Hallowe’en

At a time when fellow students’ main preoccupation was with late night partying, local businessman Dom Portman was already beginning to build a successful business empire. In fact Dom took inspiration from their passion for partying.  While in his final year at Nottingham Trent University, he started selling fancy dress outfits to students under the Fancy Fresher brand, which was a...
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Worcester City Council supports next generation of innovators

Students from Christopher Whitehead Language College and Bishop Perowne Church of England College in Worcester were among those to attend a special event which uses interactive science and technology to engage with 13 – 15 year-old students.  Now in its sixth year, the Next Generation Innovators Day, is part of the Malvern Festival of Innovation and is open to all high schools in...
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Worcester youths complete gruelling business boot camp

Seven young people from Worcestershire have just completed the ultimate business boot camp: an intensive fourteen-week programme designed to turn their lives around so they can get a job, start an apprenticeship or set up their own business. The Be Your Own Boss programme, which is the brainchild of Peter Jones from Dragons Den, leads to the BTEC 2 qualification - helping...
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Council considers offering ‘incubator’ space to new businesses

Worcester City Council is considering offering unused office space to help start-ups and small hi-tech and creative businesses. The idea for collaborative office space originated from The Kiln ( http://thekin.co/ ) – a Worcester based initiative for the hi-tech and creative business community.  Members of both The Kiln and the Worcestershire Innovation Programme ( ...
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Deadline approaching for Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards

The three previous winners of Worcestershire’s Apprentice of the Year awards are encouraging local apprentices to enter this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017, with the 30 June deadline now fast approaching. Since winning their respective Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year awards, Pippa Dressler-Pearson, Victoria Rawlings and Ryan Shemwell have all experienced hugely...
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New retail and hospitality jobs available in Worcester

Career opportunities galore will be on offer at the Worcester Retail and Hospitality Jobs Fair, taking place at the Guildhall on Wednesday May 10 from 11.00am to 3.00pm. Worcester City Council has joined forces with Worcester Jobcentre Plus to deliver the event, which will feature opportunities at the new Cathedral Square development, as well as vacancies with other local...
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National spotlight for new Worcester retail development

Worcester’s growing retail offer and drive to become a prosperous city will come under the national spotlight in May when retail property experts from across the country arrive in the city. Revo, the trade body for the retail property sector, is so impressed with the public-private sector partnership behind the new multi-million Cathedral Square development in the city centre that it has...
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Worcester car parks ready for pound coin changeover

Worcester City Council has been busy preparing for the introduction of the new 12-sided one pound coin on 28 March 2017. Machines in all 14 of the City Council car parks in Worcester have been adapted, and will accept both the current and new one pound coin from 28 March 2017. “Our officers have been preparing behind the scenes for several months, and everything is now in place...
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Excited local children make lasting impression on Worcester’s new swimming pool

Art Cube in Reception School pupils who helped design the striking artwork at Worcester’s massively popular new swimming pool have been excited to see their designs on display. Children from Perdiswell Primary School, RGS Worcester and Tudor Grange Academy worked with Eric Klein Velderman of the Cantoo design agency to produce nature-themed art that is featured on the main...
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Voluntary busking code aims for a lively city centre

A new voluntary draft code of best practice for busking in Worcester city centre is being drawn up by the City Council in consultation with local music organisations and businesses. It will replace an old code which has been in place for over a decade and will aim to encourage live music and performance to help visitors and shoppers enjoy the city centre, while avoiding causing any problems...
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