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 

Geraldine Cross  - Playground Games 

Tom Wilcock  - Auster Aviation 

Kate Ainscough  - Freestyle Innovation 

Helen Routledge  - Totem Learning 

Jane Bailey  - Motionhouse 

Andrew Todd  - University of Warwick 

Paul Fairburn - Coventry University 

Jaymie Thakordas  - Coventry & Warwickshire Growth Hub 

Andy Williams  - Coventry City Council 

Simeon Lee  - Warwickshire County Council 

Stacy O’Connor  - CWLEP

News

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 09:16

A new business group has been formed to help build and champion the digital and creative industries in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 09:34

Applications for the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival have been flying in with an abundance of unique and exciting events already in the programme.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:03

Businesses are being encouraged to use the summer period to plan their Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival events, as applications, being taken on a first come first served basis, need to

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:59

A ground-breaking transport scheme has led to improved traffic management systems on three key routes in Coventry and has supported world-class research and design for future vehicle technology.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 13:27

A chance meeting in Australia led to a technology company opening the UK office of its global business in Stratford.

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