• Using skills to drive growth and create jobs – overcoming skills gaps and skills shortages to support the high value industries of the future.
  • Developing skills to tackle unemployment – future-proofing the workforce and helping those without jobs to get the skills that employers need.
  • Getting a better fit between education and employment – closer working between employers and schools, colleges, universities and training providers.


Board Lead: Sarah Windrum

Operational Chair: Marion Plant (North Warwickshire & Hinckley College)

Ian Dunn (Coventry University)

Sally Lucas (CWT)

Julie Venn-Morton (Coventry City Council)

David Hill (Warwickshire County Council)

Michelle Wilson (Advent Communications)

Pete Squires (Advent Communications)

Becki Coombe (Learn2 FSB)

Mary Dunleavy (Job Centre Plus)

Lee Weatherly (MGTS)

Ray Goy (Henley College)

Angela Joyce (Warwickshire College Group)

Paul Welch (Prospects)

Martin Price (Think Higher)

Kevin Hylands (The George Eliot School)

Jane Benton (Westwood Academy)


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:15

The 2018 Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival dates have been set. This year, the annual two-week Festival will run from 19 to 30 November.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 14:39

The Midlands area will come together to showcase investment opportunities worth almost £10 billion at this year’s global property and real estate show MIPIM (13th-16th March,

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:07

The worlds of business and education will be brought together at Warwickshire County Council's fourth Skills Conference in March.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:02

The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce is set to strengthen overseas links on behalf of its members ahead the UK’s exit from the EU.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 13:22

An expanding building design company based in London is conducting its business in the Midlands for the first time at a state-of-the-art business centre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:04

Pupils at Studley High School interested in engineering related roles are taking part in an exciting new project to develop the skills needed to succeed in the local engineering and precision manuf

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:39

Welcome to the December 2017 edition of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds Programme Bulletin.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 15:22

Welcome to the winter edition of our Skills for Employment Update.

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:07

Jonathan Browning, chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said the decision was a massive boost to the area’s tourism and culture sector.

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 16:07

The first Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival drew to a close on Friday (1 December) following two weeks packed full of exciting, diverse and stimulating business events, sta