WCG (formerly known as Warwickshire College Group) is delighted to announce that it has been selected by the Department for Education to be one of the earliest colleges in the West Midlands to intr
Digital and Creative
“Digital Creative is not a sector in Coventry & Warwickshire. It is a way of thinking that empowers us to shape the future for our region and for the world. Our CWLEP Digital Creative Business Group includes representatives from businesses working in geo-spatial mapping, in games development, in digital design, in information technology, in performance. What brings us together is that we all use creative thinking and the power of technology to evolve the products and services we deliver. We are supported by Economic Development representatives from Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council, the Growth Hub, and the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership. We also build better partnership working with the invaluable academic research and testbed facilities we have at the Universities of Coventry and Warwick through their respective representation in the group.”
Sarah Windrum, CWLEP Board Lead for the Digital Creative Business Group
Be ambassadors for the Digital Creative organisations. Raising the areas profile for the innovative and evolutionary businesses in the region
Identify and discuss issues of concern for the group, whether from the private or public sector.Facilitate growth and continually improving performance within the ecosystem.
Assist the development of a pipeline of projects and funding opportunities with a balanced mix of large scale ‘flagship’ and small/medium sized schemes.
Identifying the priority sectors where activity should be focused, suggesting pro-active activities that could be undertaken and suggesting medium and long term targets for growth.
Reporting back to the CWLEP Board against the CWLEP’s strategic goals.
Sarah Windrum (Board Lead) - Emerald Group
Liz Katz - Noisegate Media
Nick Harper - Exient
Annie Gardner - Vitsoe
Rebekah Simpson - Playground Games
Tom Wilcock - Auster Aviation
Kate Ainscough - Freestyle Innovation
Helen Routledge - Totem Learning
Neil Curtis - Net Visability
Rhys Jarman - Wright Hassall
Louise Partridge - Merryhill Accountancy
Jane Bailey - Motionhouse
Jon Nealon - RBH
Al Allaway - CAB Studios
Andrew Todd - University of Warwick
Paul Fairburn - Coventry University
Jaymie Thakordas - Coventry & Warwickshire Growth Hub
Andy Williams - CWLEP
Simeon Lee - Warwickshire County Council
Stacy O’Connor - CWLEP
David Hope - Coventry City Council
Gemma Gathercole - CWLEP
View the Digital Creative Business Group Terms of Reference
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Two of the area’s leading business organisations are among the major sponsors of a Midlands event which brings together entrepreneurs and businesses to support growth through innovation.
Anyone can apply to run an event in the Festival - running from 11 to 21 November.
The British Science Festival 2019 is looking for creatives and digital businesses based in Coventry and Warwickshire and Greater Birmingham and Solihull to showcase their existing digital artw
Local businesses and those working in the creative sector are being asked to give their views on the future shape of the arts in the local area.
The Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has today launched a £5 million “Beat the Bots” fund to help train the region’s workers for the jobs of the future.
One of the area’s leading business organisations is supporting the first British Science Festival to be held in Coventry and Warwickshire in its 188-year history.
Coventry and Warwickshire is experiencing a significant growth of creative businesses following the implementation of its creative clusters programme.
Artists, creatives and cultural organisations from across Coventry can find out how to source vital funding from major regional and national bodies at an event this month.
The Delivery Programme is a living document which constantly evolves. This document will be reviewed and updated regularly. A formal update of the Delivery Programme will be published annually. Download the document here.
The Delivery Programme has 5 key themes:
- Business Support
- Inward Investment
- Wider Engagement