Free webinar for SMEs about potential HS2 contracts

Thursday 28th of May 2020 03:27 PM

CGI concept of HS2 Interchange Station

SMEs in Coventry and Warwickshire can find out about how they can access upcoming contracts connected with HS2 at the first free webinar organised by a new business website.

Coach firm's bid to restart Warwickshire economy

Thursday 28th of May 2020 02:31 PM

Jonhsons coaches

A Warwickshire coach operator is helping to restart the local economy by devising a new service to get the region’s workforce safely back in operation. 

Warwickshire care homes' PPE boost

Wednesday 27th of May 2020 12:54 PM

Staff at WCC's PPE store loading up the gloves.  At the store, donations and supplies are received before being distributed out to those in need.

One of the world’s biggest car makers has driven in to answer Warwickshire County Council’s calls for more personal protection equipment to help the region’s care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Warwickshire garden centres blooming

Wednesday 27th of May 2020 10:21 AM

Exterior of Stratford Garden Centre

Garden centres across Warwickshire are helping local people prepare to take holidays – in their own gardens!

Major funding boost announced for Warwick District

Wednesday 27th of May 2020 09:51 AM

Bowls at Victoria Park bowling green

There was a small but bright light at the end of a long tunnel for our district this week, with the announcement of major funding to support hosting the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in Royal Leamington Spa.

ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin

Tuesday 26th of May 2020 03:20 PM

Welcome to the ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin. Through these bulletins we aim to keep you updated and notified of the latest information published for the 2014 to 2020 ESIF Programme in response to COVID-19.

SME business group launches Covid-19 survey

Thursday 21st of May 2020 03:12 PM

Sean Farnell

 

SMEs in Coventry and Warwickshire have the opportunity to give their views direct to the Government of the current and long-term effects of the Coronavirus pandemic by taking part in a regional survey.

Stratford tutor transforms business with Chamber help

Tuesday 19th of May 2020 11:03 AM

A Stratford maths tutor has completely transformed her business due to the coronavirus pandemic by moving teaching sessions online, in a move which could see her work internationally in the future.

Businesses need Longer-term Support to Survive Release of Lockdown

Tuesday 19th of May 2020 11:01 AM

Sean Farnell

A Warwickshire-based accountant is calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to consider a further overhaul of the CBILS scheme.

Sean Farnell is a partner at Burgis & Bullock which has offices in Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby and Stratford-upon Avon.

ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin

Tuesday 19th of May 2020 08:44 AM

Welcome to the ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin. Through these bulletins we aim to keep you updated and notified of the latest information published for the 2014 to 2020 ESIF Programme in response to COVID-19.

DIT Midlands Engine Webinar Programme

Monday 18th of May 2020 03:31 PM

An online meeting on a latop

In light of COVID-19 and the reduction in physical events we are hosting a programme of webinars and virtual masterclasses aimed at Midlands based SMEs to support them in continuing to export where possible and also to help them learn some key skills around international trade.

Mayor to host virtual Iftar

Thursday 14th of May 2020 11:00 AM

Tufail Hussain, Director of Islamic Relief UK

The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, will be hosting a national online Iftar, the meal that marks to Muslims the ending of daily fasting during Ramadan.

Award-winning oil and gas business diversifies

Wednesday 13th of May 2020 02:04 PM

From the left, Elliot Benton, Mark Benton and Luke Benton from MNB Precision

An award-winning Coventry business which has a multi-million pound order book in the oil and gas industry has diversified to help the battle against Covid-19.

Chamber reacts to GDP drop

Wednesday 13th of May 2020 11:19 AM

Louise Bennett

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say the slump in GDP in the first three months of the year is only a sign of what is to come in the current quarter.

Rural businesses urged to take part in survey

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 03:42 PM

Sun shining on a field

Rural businesses in Warwickshire have been urged to take part in the first large-scale survey in the county to determine the impact of Covid-19 in the sector.

ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin, 12 May 2020

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 02:20 PM

Welcome to the ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin. Through these bulletins we aim to keep you updated and notified of the latest information published for the 2014 to 2020 ESIF Programme in response to COVID-19.

C&W firms breathe sigh of relief at furlough extension

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 01:47 PM

Louise Bennett

The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce believes companies – and their staff – will be “breathing a huge sigh of relief” after Chancellor Rishi Sunak extended the furlough scheme to October.

Massive surge in orders for healthcare furniture business

Thursday 7th of May 2020 02:22 PM

Nathan Thompson

A business which specialises in healthcare furniture to improve the lives of patients in hospital and nursing homes is working round the clock to meet a massive demand for its services during Covid-19.

Grant helps business to diversify to provide PPE equipment

Thursday 7th of May 2020 08:13 AM

Phil Skinner, a director at PSW Paper & Print wearing PPE

A grant from Warwickshire County Council for a Studley business to invest in a state-of-the-art machine is paying dividends to provide vital PPE equipment for hospital and care home staff in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prepare for further waves of Covid-19, businesses urged

Tuesday 5th of May 2020 11:18 AM

Liz Gaulton

Coventry’s leading figure for public health in the city is urging businesses to seek advice on preparing for working life alongside Covid-19, after warning that future waves of the virus are likely until a vaccine is found.

NBBC leader joins CWLEP board

Tuesday 5th of May 2020 09:46 AM

Cllr Julie Jackson

The leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council who has been appointed to the board of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) believes it has a vital role to play in the economy post-Covid-19.

Nearly 13,000 businesses helped by West Midlands Growth Hubs in Covid-19

Monday 4th of May 2020 02:45 PM

Craig Humphrey

Nearly 13,000 businesses in the West Midlands have been supported in the Covid-19 pandemic by Growth Hubs in the region.

Companies ranging from sole traders to multi-nationals in a range of industries have been in touch with their local Growth Hubs throughout the West Midlands cluster.

Bakery cooks up new community blueprint

Monday 4th of May 2020 10:58 AM

David Pearson

A Stratford-upon-Avon artisan bakery that was set to open a week before the COVID-19 lockdown is going from strength-to-strength after cooking up a new community-centric blueprint.

App alerts volunteers in Leamington and Warwick

Monday 4th of May 2020 10:54 AM

Liz Turner

An app that alerts volunteers when a nearby vulnerable person is in need of help during the Coronavirus pandemic has been made especially for a Leamington and Warwick community group.