Malvern has a rich heritage of science, technology and innovation.
During World War II, the UK's Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) was moved to Malvern College in Great Malvern and radar was invented. As electronic research continued, a TRE engineer Geoffrey Drummer first conceptualised the integrated circuit.
This R&D organization remains in Malvern now as part of Qinetiq, and over the years its researchers have invented touch screens, liquid crystal display materials, and porous silicon.
But innovation here hasn't just been in the physical sciences: James Gully pioneered the water cure, Schweppes bottled Malvern's water, C.S. Lewis was inspired to write the Chronicles of Narnia, and Morgan still hand-builds sportscars.
Today, Malvern is a vibrant town with picturesque Victorian architecture, a nationally reknown theatre, and an ecosystem of technology-focused businesses; all against the backdrop of the Malvern Hills.