ESIF Growth Programme Bulletin January 2020

Wednesday 29th of January 2020 02:17 PM

Welcome to the January issue of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds Programme Bulletin. This month, alongside the usual Programme updates, we include an item on the EU Withdrawal Agreement and what it means for our programmes and a link to our recently launched ERDF

People in the West Midlands need to easily get around the region

Wednesday 29th of January 2020 01:49 PM

A workshop was held on January 27 to see if there are any opportunities to make the journey planner that is offered for businesses, attractions and organisations better within the West Midlands. Promoting public transport use, but also opening up the planner to car journeys too.

500 games jobs to be created within the Leamington Spa Games Hub

Wednesday 29th of January 2020 10:26 AM

A games console

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 Midlands region and beyond.

Coventry & Warwickshire MIPIM Partnership

Tuesday 28th of January 2020 10:39 AM

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street (left) with Cllr Jim O'Brien from Coventry City Council in hotel room

Connectivity, creativity and culture are the three concepts driving development across Coventry & Warwickshire – one of the most successful regions in the UK.

Innovative scheme to help C&W businesses

Thursday 23rd of January 2020 09:57 AM

An innovative new scheme has been helping businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire find the investment they need to grow their business.

Network your way to success at Interactive Futures!

Tuesday 21st of January 2020 01:59 PM

Attendees at Interactive Futures

Interactive Futures 2020 takes place on January 31 and February 1 at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington – and it’s an amazing opportunity for you to meet with colleagues, potential partners and friends from the Leamington Spa Games Hub and beyond.

Buildings lit up green to banish the blues

Tuesday 21st of January 2020 01:53 PM

Front of Nuneaton town hall

The Library of Birmingham, Wolverhampton Civic Centre and historic Himley Hall near Dudley are some of the regional landmarks that have been lit up green to mark #BlueMondayGreen.

CWLEP Growth Hub strengthens its team

Thursday 16th of January 2020 02:05 PM

Chris Lawes

The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Growth Hub has strengthened its team with the appointment of Account Manager and urban planning specialist Chris Lawes.

Blog - Skills is one of the key sectors for the CWLEP

Tuesday 14th of January 2020 10:51 AM

Sally Lucas

In this blog, Sally Lucas, Executive Director at Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training which is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and vocational training and development in the area, outlines the Apprenticeship Levy Funds available to support employers in Coventry

John & Brenda Romero headline Interactive Futures 2020

Thursday 9th of January 2020 02:36 PM

Brenda and John Romero

John and Brenda Romero, founders of the BAFTA Award-winning studio Romero Games, have been confirmed as headline speakers at Interactive Futures 2020, which takes place on January 31 and February 1 at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington.

College stars on the road to Shanghai as part of UK skills squad

Wednesday 8th of January 2020 10:17 AM

 Chloe Lloyd-Hughes (left), former student at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Students and alumni from North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College are set to represent the UK on the world’s stage following their selection for Squad UK as part of the international WorldSkills competition.

Banish the blues and go green!

Monday 6th of January 2020 03:55 PM

The Library of Birmingham lit up in green

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is urging the region to go #BlueMondayGreen and banish the blues on what is reputedly one of the most miserable days of the year.

Swift card used for more than 50 million journeys

Monday 6th of January 2020 02:18 PM

A man holds up a Swift card
  • Record breaking year for the versatile smart travel card with 240,000 customers using it to get about the region
  • Swift valid on every bus, train and tram in the West Midlands  

Coventry 2021 - one year to go

Friday 3rd of January 2020 11:20 AM

Martin Sutherland

Coventry is moving into its final 12 months of preparations for one of the biggest years in the city’s history.