Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference 2017
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Our EXHIBITORS                                                                            GO TO TOP
BCRS Business Loans - STAND 19
BCRS Business Loans provides support for viable businesses that are unable to secure finance from traditional lenders, by offering loans from £10,000 to £150,000. Our sole purpose is to provide finance to promote the growth and prosperity of local SMEs. For us no viable business should go unsupported.
borwell - STAND 18
borwell are secure software experts. All applications are secure by design. Specialist areas include big data, collaborative working, systems integration and visualisation. Under the cybx brand, borwell provide penetration testing services, cyber security consulting, and vulnerability scanning products to improve the security of businesses. 
The Careers & Enterprise Company - STAND 9
The National Enterprise Adviser Network is being delivered here in Worcestershire by the Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council. Our aim is to bring local businesses together to support education establishments to develop a whole school careers strategy and support the development of Worcestershire’s future workforce.
CIS Tech - STAND 3
CIS-Tech are the preferred specialists in a range of ICT services for schools and businesses in Worcestershire and the surrounding counties. CIS-Tech are regarded as the “one stop shop for all ICT infrastructure needs”, providing Data, Telephony, Security, AV and IT support services as well as peace of mind to our customers.
GLP Training - STAND 17
GLP Training is dedicated to helping businesses and learners make the most of their apprenticeships. We are passionate about what we do and how we do it. Our ethos is based around exceptional service to clients, and we will design a programme which is completely bespoke to your organisation.
HallmarkHulme LLP - STAND 12
Running a business is challenging and rewarding – you want someone you can rely on. Our experienced team can guide you through the day to day aspects of the law. Our Business services include Commercial Property transactions, Employment Law and Debt Recovery – we are here to help.
Contact us on 01905 726600 or email Kate Walton, kate.walton@hallmarkhulme.co.uk
Harris Lamb Property Consultancy - STAND 21
Harris Lamb is an award-winning, independently owned Commercial Property Consultancy with offices in Worcester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Stoke and London, providing property advice to clients throughout the UK. Our reputation is based on first class, proactive service on a range of disciplines including Planning, Sales and Lettings, Management, Building Surveying, Rating, Landlord and Tenant and Investment. 
Inclusive growth - Fusion - STAND 16
Fusion was created in 2014 with the vision of Housing Partners and specialist local VCS organisations coming together to deliver Worcestershire wide employment solutions. Vestia Community Trust led the work to establish Fusion and act as lead in the delivery of Building Better Opportunities, Local Enterprise Partnership, Lottery and ESF contracts in Worcestershire. Having been successful, a programme of Employment Support for those furthest from the job market has now been established.
For more information please contact the Fusion Team, fusion@vestia.org.uk, 01562 733133 
IMidlands Engine Investment Fund - STAND 20
The £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund, provides commercially focussed finance through Small Business Loans, Debt Finance, Proof of concept and Equity Finance funds. MEIF aims to transform the finance landscape for smaller businesses in the Midlands and realise the region’s potential to achieve economic growth through enterprise. MEIF is a collaboration between the British Business Bank and ten LEPs in the West Midlands and East and South East Midlands.
QinetiQ - STAND 2
QinetiQ offer world-class expert advice & services, innovate technology-based products to help our customers protect, improve and advance their interests. Why not join us at Malvern Technology Centre? We have office space to let within a unique campus environment with conferencing, restaurant and gym facilities. 
Worcestershire County Council STAND 6&7
'Shaping Worcestershire's Future' sets out our four key priorities for the next 5 years: Open for Business, Children and Families, the Environment and Health and Wellbeing.  Being 'open for business' is vital if Worcestershire is to continue to prosper. We'll be at the conference to give you an insight into a selection of our biggest infrastructure schemes to support this key priority. We can also talk you through support we offer businesses, advice on how you can do business with us as an organisation and more about our corporate plan.
The Iguana Group STAND 5
Iguana have over 25 years’ experience in providing exhibition solutions for global clients at events across all continents. Our designers combine new creative ideas and technologies understanding brand identity to create tailored exhibition stands whilst our sales and project management teams ensure customer service and quality throughout the entire experience.
Superfast Worcestershire Broadband Programme STAND 4 
Superfast Worcestershire is bringing faster fibre broadband to more than 95% of homes and businesses in the county during 2017 and beyond. The network is transforming broadband speeds across Worcestershire, especially its rural areas. Superfast Worcestershire is a partnership between BT, Worcestershire County Council, the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme and Worcestershire LEP through the Government's Growth Deal, which builds on the commercial roll-out of fibre broadband by the private sector.
WCG Apprenticeships - STAND 15
WCG Apprenticeships trains over 2500+ apprentices every year and offers world-class facilities, expert tuition and dedicated support. We have an excellent track record of high-quality training and work with over 1100+ employers, from large global organisations to small local businesses.
Get in touch today on employers@wcg.ac.uk or call 0300 456 0049
 
Business Support Zone                                                               
Located on ground floor, Broadway Suite
Worcestershire Business Central
Worcestershire Business Central, part of the government-supported Growth Hub network, brings all aspects of business support into one place, making it simple for businesses to access and find the help they need. With access to a helpline, website, business events calendar, and one-to-one support, we can offer free support and guidance at any stage of your business journey.
Advised in Worcestershire
Advised in Worcestershire is the free online business directory for Worcestershire, dedicated to raising the awareness of professional services in the area. With a wide range of professional services available, you are one click away from finding that Worcestershire is a great place to do business.
Department for International Trade
The Department for International Trade (DIT) are responsible for promoting British trade across the world, ensuring the UK takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to us. The team in the Midlands offers support to businesses wanting to grow via exporting through tailored events and expert support.
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is a local member organisation supporting and engaging with 1500 businesses across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The Chamber exists to create, connect and celebrate local businesses through a wide range of Networking and PR opportunities, International Trade support, training, member discounts and local partner relationships.
 
Why YOU should exhibit at #WLEP17                                            GO TO TOP
2017 FORMAT & LAYOUT
#WLEP17 will take place in the same venue as per 2016 which helps keep things straightforward for our delegates and our exhibitors alike. The exhibition part of the Conference follows a similar format as per last year, with the majority of the standard stands positioned in the Balcony and Gallery Suites on Level 1, overlooking the main conference room from the balcony and through large windows in the Gallery Suite. We create a flow between the two adjoining spaces upstairs with easy access via two main staircases leading back to the conference floor or the entrance foyer. As an exhibitor, you will be allowed to choose your stand position from those available (first-come-first-served) and will be allocated a 2m by 1m footprint, a 6ft clothed table and chairs if required. 
 
Please note the area at the back of the conference floor (ground level, under the Balcony) is reserved for sponsor stands only.
 
PROGRAMME UPDATE
The half-day programme was designed to allow for extended time to be spent in the exhibition areas with registration opening early to take in delegates who will be in the building from 7:30 in time for a breakfast meeting. The mid-morning refreshments break allows 40 minutes of networking and interaction and the final opportunity to draw delegates’ attention is over lunch scheduled from 13:20. Main refreshments, breakfast food and the lunch will be served on Level 1 from three stations (please consult floorplan for more details). Sponsored self-service refreshments consisting of drinks only will be available downstairs on the conference floor.
 
ATTENDANCE
Based on delegate historical trends, we anticipate well over 475 to attend the 2017 edition of the Conference, comprising of local and regional business representatives (prominent sectors: Manufacturing, Construction, Creative, Cyber, Agri-food, Housing, Logistics, Retail, Tourism, Professional Services etc.), local and regional government bodies, education, training providers and not-for-profit organisations (download the 2016 attendee report HERE).
 
FLOORPLANS
Ground Level: Main Conference Room - Broadway Suite (PDF)
Level 1: Exhibition and Refreshments - Balcony & Gallery Suites (PDF)
 
Available STANDS and RATES                                                       GO TO TOP
View stand allocation status (you won't be allowed to edit the document, so please get in touch with your preferred stand number)
REGULAR EXHIBITION STAND - £325 +vat each
The Balcony and Gallery Suites will accommodate the networking and refreshments plus space for up to 21 regular commercial exhibitors each within an approximate 2 metre by 1 metre footprint to include two stand personnel, one 6ft table, power if required and access to venue Wi-Fi.
DOUBLE EXHIBITION STAND - negotiable
Upon request, an extended stand can be allocated by the merging of two regular stands. The footprint is approximately 3 metre by 1 metre and will include two stand personnel, two 6ft tables, power if required and access to venue Wi-Fi. If interested, please get in touch to discuss further.
BOOK YOUR STAND
Please get in touch with the conference organisers at Opening Doors & Venues by emailing events@opening-doors.org.uk or by phoning 01562 731788. Rose and Madalina will be happy to assist. 

 

          

                                                

 
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