Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference 2018


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#WLEP18 PROUD MEDIA PARTNER                                        BACK TO TOP
Business & Innovation Magazine
Business & Innovation Magazine is dedicated to revealing new companies and business opportunities. We report on key national business issues through a regional perspective, and showcase some of the region’s most ambitious companies, large and small. Targeting a huge B2B, corporate and commercial audience, Business & Innovation Magazine is the must-read publication for the region's company owners, directors, senior business professionals, entrepreneurs and ambitious young business people. Editorial content showcases innovation and new ideas and supports the regional business ‘eco system’. The magazine provides opportunities to build networks, offering a wider showcase for businesses keen to raise awareness of their brand and services.

 
 
OUR 2018 SPONSORS                                                              BACK TO TOP
 
 
Bishop Fleming
stand 16
EBC Group
stand 13
Hewett Recruitment
stand 1
As a leading provider of accountancy, audit, tax and advisory services based in the West Midlands and throughout the South West, we are delighted to sponsor the WLEP Conference. With nearly 350 people, including award winning accountants and tax advisers, we have the breadth and scale to advise individuals, regional businesses and international groups. From private wealth and personal tax, to complex financial transactions and business restructuring, we are passionate about helping you achieve your objectives. 
EBC Group is an award-winning managed service provider of IT services and solutions, telecommunications, print solutions and document management services. As an integrated provider of managed services, we plan, implement and support our clients IT and technology, enabling them to run their business smoothly and securely.
Hewett Recruitment provides a complete solution covering Temporary, Permanent, Interim and Contract recruitment across such specialist sectors as Industrial, Commercial, Finance, IT & Technical, Engineering and Executive. With specialist Consultants in each division, as well as a dedicated Contractor Team, we have the expertise to source the right talent for businesses across Worcestershire, the Midlands and beyond.
 
 
Thursfields
stand 15
Heart of Worcestershire College
stand TBC
GJS Dillon
stand 18
Winners of the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Professional Services Award and finalists in The Law Society Excellence in Learning and Development award, Thursfields is a full service law firm. With offices across Worcestershire and the West Midlands delivering excellence in professional services, their objective is to assist any requirements under one roof.
Heart of Worcestershire College is the largest further education college in Worcestershire County offering a wide range of vocational and technical courses in specialist subject areas alongside a vast array of apprenticeships and higher education courses. As an Ofsted rated “good” organisation we pride ourselves in delivering job related qualifications in high quality environments to enable our students to achieve a positive and bright future.
As Worcestershire’s most proactive commercial property consultancy we pride ourselves on our reputation, local knowledge and customer service. We are specialists in commercial property and as such our focus is on the business community. The firm comprises four departments being Commercial Property Agency, Professional Services & Valuations, Property Management and Building Surveying.
    
 
 
WHY SPONSOR?                                                                      BACK TO TOP 
 
GET INVOLVED!
 
As one of the most highly anticipated business conferences of the year in Worcestershire, #WLEP18 is returning to the Chateau for the fifth consecutive year. The event has built a strong legacy in the business arena having also become the largest LEP conference in the country. The half-day conference concluding with networking lunch provides the perfect environment for you to connect with established and start-up businesses, expanding companies, both local and central government representatives, third sector organisations and local business associations.
#WLEP17 IN FIGURES
 
The 2017 edition of the Annual Conference attracted 400 attendees with 86% rating the conference as ‘Good’ and ‘Excellent’. The audience comprised 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
BRAND PROMOTION
 
#WLEP18 provides the perfect opportunity to position your brand in front of a relevant, decision making, delegate base and, depending on the exact package selected, there are a number of ways your brand will be on show.
WE ARE YOUR PARTNER
 
We commit to ensuring you are part of an excellent conference experience. We look forward to working together and offer all the stakeholders involved the most positive experience possible.
 
 
 
 
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES                                           BACK TO TOP 
 
NOT AVAILABLE: Live Streaming of WLEP18 Conference 
#WLEP18 conference will be livestreamed to desktop & mobile devices via Streamer Live, an-in-one system that enables the event to be broadcast live online in incredible quality and with ease. A crew of 2 with a 4 camera set-up will allow a fully mixed live stream to be broadcast to all interested remote views which, in 2017, reached over 120 devices.  
 
Benefits include:  
  • Permanent onscreen logo of sponsor in association with WLEP logo (watermark in the corner)
  • Co-branded static graphic in the form of an advert to be shown at various points in the stream (e.g. The start of the conference, during breaks, at the end)
  • A 30s to 60s live interview during the break with the sponsor
  • Logo on registration microsite
  • Listing in printed conference brochure
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Mention by conference host during proceedings
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand (poseur table, stools and pull-up banner)
 

 

SPONSORED BY HEWETT RECRUITMENT
Networking Lunch
This opportunity relates to the costs of buffet networking lunch.
 
Benefits include:
  • Branding of lunch area
  • Logo on registration microsite
  • Listing in printed conference brochure
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Mention by conference host during proceedings
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand (poseur table, stools and pull-up banner)
 
SPONSORED BY BISHOP FLEMING
Badge Lanyards
This opportunity relates to the sponsoring of all delegate badges lanyards (anticipated numbers 475).
 
Benefits include:
  • Branding of delegate badge lanyards
  • Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Mention by conference host during proceedings
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand  (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
 
 
SPONSORED BY THURSFIELDS
Printed Conference Booklet
This opportunity relates to the printing of full colour, 16 page A5 conference brochures that includes the programme, list of exhibitors and sponsors, speaker biographies etc., to be handed to all delegates upon registration. 
 
Benefits include:
  • Full branding of back cover
  • Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Mention by conference host during proceedings
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand (poseur table, stools, max 2 pull-up banners)
 
SPONSORED BY EBC GROUP
Interactive Live Voting
This opportunity relates to the hire cost of handsets (for all delegates), software and set-up that will enable live voting during the conference programme.
 
Benefits include:
  • Company branding on all question and response slides
  • Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Mention by conference host during proceedings
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand (poseur table, stools, max 2 pull-up banners)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

SPONSORED BY HEART OF
WORCESTERSHIRE COLLEGE
Registration and Badge Scanning System
This opportunity relates to the sponsoring of the registration kiosks and the scanning of all attendee badges. Badge scanning will take place in three locations: two in main foyer and one by the entrance to Business Breakfast room.
 
Benefits include:
  • Co-branding of registration kiosk signage (two large signs above registration kiosk plus all other temporary signage relating to the registration process)
  • Co-branding of registration staff T-shirts
  • Opportunity to display brand by badge scanning points
  • Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Mention by conference host during proceedings
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand (poseur table, stools, max 2 pull-up banners)
 
SPONSORED BY GJS DILLONS
Musical Opening
Memorable musical elements will open proceedings, thanks to the support of WYJO (Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra) and potentially other groups of young people. From experience, we know these moments will be on the minds of all delegates for a long time after they left the conference and thus are a valuable opportunity for brand exposure throughout the day.  
 
Benefits include:
  • Branding of clothing item to be worn by performers (T-shirt)
  • Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Mention by conference host during proceedings
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand (poseur table, stools, max 2 pull-up banners)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AVAILABLE
Self-Service Refreshment Stations:
£895 +VAT
This opportunity relates to the 2 self-service coffee stations situated in the main conference room and involves a CSR element. Used recyclable cups are collected in designated bins. The sponsor is expected to take responsibility for the sustainable disposal of cups by parcelling & sending these to Simply Cups for recycling after the conference.
 
Benefits include:
  • Branded 8oz recyclable paper cups
  • Branded signage above each station
  • Opportunity to display brand by refreshment stations
  • Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Mention by conference host during proceedings
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand (poseur table, stools, max 2 pull-up banners)
 
SPONSORED BY BISHOP FLEMING
Live Twitter Feed
This opportunity relates to the presence of at least 3 slimline plasma screens displaying real time posts by monitoring the event hashtag #WLEP18.
 
Benefits include:
  • Branding of twitter wall display software
  • Opportunity to award the Tweet of the Day on stage
  • Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Mention by conference host during proceedings
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand (poseur table, stools, max 2 pull-up banners)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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BESPOKE PACKAGES

Our approach allows for the development of 'bespoke packages' that give most of the above sponsorship benefits.
Potential packages and previous examples include:  

 

FURNITURE
 
A contra-agreement dedicated to furniture suppliers to the who can provide furniture for information zones and/or sponsors stands
EVENT SIGNAGE
 
A contra-agreement involving the supply of all large-format event signage to be used on the day, in the Regent Centre.
PROMOTIONAL SIGNAGE
 
Weather-proof outdoor banners provided as a contra agreement by local supplier, to be positioned in various key Worcestershire locations.


 

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