“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


Monday, October 8, 2018 - 15:06

Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has promised every young person the support they need to get an apprenticeship or training opportunity in a bid to cut youth unemployment in the region.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 08:22

A new £1 million Digital Skills Innovation Fund is now open for bids from Lo

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 08:08

Businesses have just two weeks left to submit events to become part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival, taking place from 19 November to 30 November.

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 10:26

A consultancy firm that lends its expertise to help clients to improve professional and IT services is looking to expand its team and move into new territories.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 07:23

The successful West Midlands bid for 5G to serve Coventry and Warwickshire will help boost the region’s place at the heart of cutting-edge industries.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 13:17

The UK is set to welcome a brand new games festival as Interactive Futures announces its inaugural event in early 2019.

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.

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