Entries with tag business .

City Council helps fledging business to reduce Worcester’s waistline

According to the most recent Health Survey for England, 64% of adults in the country are overweight or obese, costing the NHS £16 billion per year. Worcester resident Kerrie Mimnagh, who conquered her own weight battle after the birth of her two children, wanted to help others – and launched the Worcester Weight Loss Centre with a little help from the City Council. A former West Mercia...
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Worcester business roadshow heads for Blackpole

Businesses in the north of Worcester can find out about grants for growth, cyber security and energy efficiency, help for recruiting graduates and apprentices, staff training and much more, at the Blackpole Business Roadshow taking place on Tuesday 26 June.  The event, which has been organised by Worcester City Council and Worcestershire Business Central, will take place at the offices...
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Supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs

Worcester City Council is stepping up its support for young people in a bid to help them develop the skills which local employers are seeking, and to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit. Worcester Sixth Form College, Tudor Grange Academy and the King’s School were amongst local schools to compete in the city’s Young Enterprise Company programme – an annual event which helps young people to...
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New professional network for under 25s is launched

A new countywide network for young professionals has been launched, thanks to support from Worcester City Council.   The new Tyro Events network will offer free sessions throughout the year and are open to 18 – 24 year old entrepreneurs, students, graduates and apprentices. Each event will take place at a different venue across Worcester, and will feature a motivational speaker.  ...
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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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