North Worcestershire is a semi rural area just fifteen miles south of Birmingham City Centre in the heart of the UK Midlands.
It is home to the five thriving towns of Bromsgrove, Redditch, Kidderminster, Stourport and Bewdley and the beautiful rolling countryside that surrounds them.
The three principal towns of Bromsgrove, Redditch and Kidderminster are thriving commercial centres - Bromsgrove has the highest number of start-ups outside London!
Location, Location, Location
North Worcestershire presents an increasingly attractive alternative to London and the south east, with easy access to London, UK and overseas markets. Proximity to great motorway and air travel links combined with construction of the new High Speed Rail HS2 link and hubs in Birmingham means that commercial and domestic property value is rising faster than the national average – a trend likely to continue.
Beyond the buzz of North Worcestershire's thriving towns lies the tranquil beauty of surrounding countryside and villages. This green and pleasant land offers a huge array of leisure activities for young and old alike, including the Wyre Forest, Lickey Hills, Severn Valley Railway and the West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park. You can find more information on North Worcestershire attractions, leisure, and outdoor activities by visiting our Enjoy pages.
Global and Local
North Worcestershire is home to 17,000 businesses, based alongside global brands such as GKN Aerospace, Halfords, Brinton Carpets, world renowned heritage engineering firms such as the Severn Valley Railway, global firms such as GEMS TV and growing award winning companies like Greensafe IT and wholesale and leisure company Gymshark.
Ask business leaders what they love about North Worcestershire and it’s the access to great workspaces, skilled and positive workforce and the burgeoning infrastructure to support growth that set the area apart and make it – the natural environment for business.
It's the People
Importantly, North Worcestershire has a highly skilled workforce which can meet the needs of businesses looking to grow or move into the area. More than 30 per cent of the economically active population aged 16 to 64 is qualified to NVQ4 + level.
North Worcestershire districts play an active part in both the Greater Birmingham and Solihull and the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the West Midlands Combined Authority. We are also uniquely positioned to take advantage of the potential benefits of key regional projects such as Birmingham’s Longbridge regeneration project and the ongoing transformation of Birmingham City Centre.
NWedR together with North Worcestershire Business Leaders (NWBL) organises the annual North Worcestershire Business Awards. The fabulous awards ceremony is held at Hogarths Stone Manor in November, when a range of awards are made to the rising business stars across the county. Visit the dedicated NWBusAwards website.
We Love To Get Together!
Business leaders across North Worcestershire are a proactive, friendly and supportive community. Although time for networking is short, there is a range of general and specialist business networking groups across the area that meet to share, learn, connect and flourish together.
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