A loan provider will host a lunch event with the aim of bringing businesses across the region together.

BCRS Business Loans intends to draw attendees from a variety of West Midlands businesses to Worcester next month for a networking event, the Summer Worcestershire Diners Club (WDC).

Set for Worcester Racecourse on Thursday, June 6, between 11.30am and 2.15pm, attendees will be treated to a two-course meal, the chance to network with fellow professionals, and a talk from guest speaker Samantha Fletcher-Goodwin.


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Stephen Deakin, chief executive at the loan company, will join Angie Preece, the business development manager for Worcestershire, in hosting the event.

Ms Preece said: "We are excited to have our colleagues and partners join us for a fun afternoon at Worcester Racecourse.

"BCRS Business Loans occupies a unique place in the economy, working with a range of lenders, business groups, professionals and companies to support growth, so we look forward to everyone coming together at this popular event."

Mr Deakin added: "It will be fantastic to see guests join us for what promises to be another enjoyable Diners Club lunch.

"The event will be a great opportunity to bring together our network of partners who have contributed to another year of success for BCRS."

The loan company, launched in 2002, has loaned over £85 million to businesses.

During the 2022-23 period, it lent £6.5 million to 72 businesses, safeguarding 999 jobs, and creating 473 new ones.

This added £33.7 million to the economy of the West Midlands and surrounding regions.

Half of this funding was directed to the UK’s top 35 per cent most disadvantaged areas.

The previous Diners Club meeting in November saw over 50 guests attend, and included a presentation from Ann Price, director of information and finance at Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

To register for the dinner, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-worcestershire-diners-club-tickets-884009465107.

Tickets are available for £29.50.