Businesses across mid-Warwickshire have a new voice to represent their views to key decision makers.
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
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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 2019