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 

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

News

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 08:45

WCG (formerly known as Warwickshire College Group) is delighted to announce that it has been selected by the Department for Education to be one of the earliest colleges in the West Midlands to intr

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 11:13

Over 69,000 properties able to connect to the fibre network.

Your chance to win two prizes of £100 in Amazon vouchers

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 14:41

Two of the area’s leading business organisations are among the major sponsors of a Midlands event which brings together entrepreneurs and businesses to support growth through innovation.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 15:26

Anyone can apply to run an event in the Festival - running from 11 to 21 November.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:11

The British Science Festival 2019 is looking for creatives and digital businesses based in Coventry and Warwickshire and Greater Birmingham and Solihull to showcase their existing digital artw

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 08:17

Local businesses and those working in the creative sector are being asked to give their views on the future shape of the arts in the local area.

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 14:44

The Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has today launched a £5 million “Beat the Bots” fund to help train the region’s workers for the jobs of the future.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 08:58

One of the area’s leading business organisations is supporting the first British Science Festival to be held in Coventry and Warwickshire in its 188-year history.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:42

Coventry and Warwickshire is experiencing a significant growth of creative businesses following the implementation of its creative clusters programme.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 13:57

Artists, creatives and cultural organisations from across Coventry can find out how to source vital funding from major regional and national bodies at an event this month.

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