• 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: Stuart Croft and Marion Plant

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, April 10, 2018 - 13:53

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced that Warwickshire is one of 44 areas to progress to the next stage of the funding allocation of the £5 billion Housing Infras

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:06

Welcome to the April 2018 issue of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds Programme Bulletin.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 15:12

One of the UK’s leading training and education specialists will be using its award-winning experience to improve the skills of employees in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 13:27

A chance meeting in Australia led to a technology company opening the UK office of its global business in Stratford.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 14:53

The world’s biggest bike-share operator has been chosen to deliver pedal power to the West Midlands.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 15:51

The Midlands UK Pavilion welcomed more than 4,700 visitors at global real estate show MIPIM 2018 (Cannes, France, 13-16 March), a 57% increase on 2017’s event, which attracted 3,000.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 14:17

Coventry is on the up! We will be UK City of Culture 2021 and we want to maximise the benefits of this.

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 14:35

Martin Reeves – Chief Executive of Coventry City Council

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 14:58

Neil Edginton – of EDG Property

“If I was asked to sum up the Coventry and Warwickshire presence at MIPIM in three words, I would probably go for – energy, enthusiasm and momentum.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:25

The economic impact and influence of Coventry University on the local, regional and national economy has been revealed by new research.