“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


Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 14:57

Businesses across mid-Warwickshire have a new voice to represent their views to key decision makers.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 11:06

Creative businesses, with ambitions to grow, are being offered a unique support package to help them to scale up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 10:55

With only seven days to go until the annual Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival, local companies across the region are adding the finishing touches to their eagerly anticipated events!

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 15:31

After the release of the Business Festival Brochure, the two-week countdown to the Festival has officially started.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 14:20

From playing the first game of lawn tennis, inventing the first practical bicycle and pioneering the first automated traffic lights, through to literary heroes such as Will

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:08

The 2019 Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival brochure has officially been released with over 15,000 copies being distributed across the region.

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:11

Some of the UK’s most creative individuals including Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight have launched a powerful new body to turbo charge the region’s screen industry.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 08:40

Introducing Connecting Solihull & Warwickshire

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 14:37

The manager of FarGo Village, Coventry's creative quarter for specialist shops, markets, studios, music and art, has praised entrepreneurs for surviving and thriving after the hub celebrated its fi

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 14:03

Businesses can help Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre take a stride towards a fundraising target by taking a step in its new development that will make it more self-sustainable in the future.

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

Meeting Dates 2019

23rd January

27th March

22nd May

24th July

25th September

27th November