The region’s independent TV sector is calling on creative talent from across the West Midlands to join an innovative new skills bootcamp.
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
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is leading a new £8 million consortium to open up vast amounts of travel data for vehicle makers, inventors, coders and entrepreneurs to develop new transpor
Interactive Futures, a celebration of the rich talent within the Leamington Spa Games Hub, saw hundreds of students, children and parents – plus leading video games names – attend the Royal Spa Cen
One of the UK’s largest independent video game developers, Mediatonic, has announced that it will open a new studio in Leamington Spa, creating at least 60 new jobs in the Warwickshire region.
We’re delighted to confirm Playground Games as an Associate Partner for Interactive Futures 2020, which is taking place in Leamington Spa on January 31st & February 1st.
The vibrant Leamington Spa Games Hub in Warwickshire is set to create 500 new game development jobs over the next two years, opening up huge opportunities for young people and graduates in the Midl
We’re delighted to confirm Women in Games as the Diversity Partner for Interactive Futures 2020, which is taking place in Leamington Spa on January 31st & February 1st.
We're delighted to confirm Codemasters as an Event Partner for Interactive Futures 2020, which is taking place in Leamington Spa on January 31st & February 1st.
A leading college group is helping businesses to future-proof their workforces and bridge the skills gap by launching two skills centres in the region.
The Interactive Futures Indie Investor Pitch will take place on the afternoon of Friday, January 31 at the Interactive Futures conference & Expo, giving indie developers in Leamington Spa and b
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
Meeting Dates 2020
In these unprecedented times, to focus our work on the immediate support of our business community and to minimise the spread of Coronavirus, adhering to the Government guidelines, CWLEP Business Group meetings are largely being suspended.
The next scheduled meeting of the Digital Creative Business Group is on Wednesday 27th May and is currently planned to be held online. As the current situation is very fast-moving, this will be kept under review and Members will be notified of any change to this schedule no later than Wednesday 20th May.
Wednesday 15th January
Wednesday 25th March - cancelled
Wednesday 27th May
Wednesday 8th July
Wednesday 23rd September
Wednesday 25th November