Overview

“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

Objectives

  • 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.

Members

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

News

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:42

Coventry and Warwickshire is experiencing a significant growth of creative businesses following the implementation of its creative clusters programme.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 13:57

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.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 15:46

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has set out how it intends to use £28m to improve education and training for adults in the region.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 16:10

The UK’s tech sector is growing more than two and a half times more rapidly that the rest of the economy and employment in the sector has risen by more than 13 per cent since 2014.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:32

Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has launched £10bn worth of housing, regeneration, commercial and infrastructure development opportunities to international investors at the MIPIM property ma

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:53

The Coventry and Warwickshire region could become a world leader in property technology – thanks to its strengths in digital development.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 16:30

The 2019 Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival dates have been set which this year, will see the Festival running from 11 to 21 November.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 14:54

An award-winning technology specialist from Warwickshire has encouraged women to make the most of their untapped potential as part of International Women’s Day.

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:02

A vision to establish a new Creative Quarter in Leamington Spa will be under the spotlight at the world’s largest property and investment show.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 16:02

Over 1,700 games enthusiasts, students and industry professionals flocked to the Spa Centre and Royal Leamington Spa College for the inaugural ‘Interactive Futures’ Games Festival.

Delivery Programme

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
  • Infrastructure
  • Skills
  • Wider Engagement