November 2022


Team shortlisted for another award

The Business & Economy team at Shire Hall has been shortlisted for a Star Award by Warwickshire County Council.

The team’s shortlisting follows the council’s double success in the recent Federation of Small Businesses in which they won in two regional categories; 'Programme of Business Support' and 'All-Round Small Business Friendly.'

The input of the Business & Economy team was heavily influential in earning those accolades and now its work has been further recognised, this time internally at the county council.

In the last 12 months, the Business & Economy team has led on the establishment of just under £20 million of new and extended activity.  During that period, the team moved quickly to establish four new business support and employment & skills programmes worth £16 million and to extend two existing programmes after securing a further £3.6 million of Government, private sector, partner and WCC funding. 

The four new schemes are:

Project Warwickshire – a new service, funded by WCC and ERDF, to support the recovery and future growth of the tourism & leisure industry in Warwickshire.

Community Renewal Fund – three new employment support projects selected by Government to support unemployed Warwickshire residents 

Local Communities & Enterprise Fund – a new fund opened to small business applicants as part of the Warwickshire Recovery Investment Fund.

Multiply - Funding from the Government’s new adult numeracy fund used to support adult numeracy in Warwickshire.

The Business & Economy team achieved the roll out of these schemes alongside continuing to manage and deliver a wide range of ongoing business support services and programmes and other economic recovery activities. For more information on all the support they offer please visit here.


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