Business leaders celebrate winning a place in the Celebrating North Worcestershire Calendar

Twelve local businesses were celebrating being winners in a competition at Hogarths Stone Manor recently. Their prize is to be featured in a new North Worcestershire calendar, plus a 12 month package of PR support.

The winning businesses will be showcased in the “Celebrating the Natural Environment for Business” 2019 calendar produced by North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWedR) and NWBL (North Worcestershire Business Leaders). They were treated to a complimentary lunch courtesy of Hogarths Stone Manor and took part in a special North Worcestershire Business Leaders networking event to mark the occasion.

The competition was organised by North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWedR) with the NWBL group which meets at Hogarth’s Stone Manor each month.

To enter the ‘Celebrating the Natural Environment for Business’ competition, businesses across North Worcestershire were asked to put into 50 words why they think the area is the natural environment for their business.  Twelve winners were selected to be featured in the new calendar which will be available in November.

The winners of the competition are Severn Group, Millbrook Marketing, Surf Tech, MPC Redditch Ltd, GT Access, Eureka Financial Solutions, Andrew Philips Insurance Brokers, Rotary Creative, Hogarths Stone Manor, Danton HR, Flexible Minds, Sign Solutions. All businesses are based in North Worcestershire covering Bromsgrove, Redditch and the Wyre Forest area.

These winning businesses will now be the focus of a photoshoot with professional photographer Terry Livesey, who is also one of the North Worcestershire Ambassadors. These photographs will be showcased with their 50 word competition submission in the new calendar.

Jane Doyle, Communications and Engagement Officer for NWedR said:

“We have joined with NWBL to organise this competition to highlight what a great place North Worcestershire is to do business.  The area has so much to offer whether you are a small or large business or if you provide goods or services.  Our organisations along with the North Worcestershire Ambassadors are committed to giving businesses in the area a voice, and we thought this was a creative and visual way to showcase this.”

Melanie Hawkett who founded and runs NWBL said:

“We’re pleased that local businesses got into the spirit of the competition and shared their ideas of what makes this area special to them. Thanks to Hogarths Stone Manor, we had a really special event to congratulate the winners and to welcome them to our networking group.”

During the next 12 months, the winning companies will also be featured on the NWedR and NWBL websites, the NWedR newsletter and have an opportunity to present their business at a NWBL gathering and at the annual flagship NWedR conference to be held in November.

For more information on NWedR visit,, and the North Worcestershire Ambassadors scheme, and to find out about the North Worcestershire Business Leaders group, visit the website.


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