ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin, 30 June 2020

Tuesday 30th of June 2020 01:10 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.

LEP funding helps to improve Leamington tennis courts

Monday 29th of June 2020 02:53 PM

Courts at a much-loved tennis club in Royal Leamington Spa are to be improved in the countdown to the town hosting the Lawn and Para Bowls for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

Digital Health Technologies and the West Midlands Health Tech Cluster

Monday 29th of June 2020 08:59 AM

The outbreak of coronavirus has hastened the use of technology to diagnose and treat healthcare issues remotely. Patients across the country are now becoming accustomed to relying on remote healthcare services such as NHS 111, virtual GP appointments, and online deliveries. 

Family-run cafe invests five-figure sum

Friday 26th of June 2020 08:15 AM

A family-run business which opened in Coventry two weeks before lockdown has re-opened with a new-look and a five-figure investment.

Cornelia Papureanu realised a long-held dream to open Papp’s Cafe when it threw open its doors in Holbrook Lane, Holbrooks.

Industry figure hopeful of a Brexit deal

Thursday 25th of June 2020 11:19 AM

A leading industry figure – who has a unique insight into the EU – told businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire that he believes a deal will be struck between the UK and the European Union before the transition ends.

ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin, 25 June 2020

Thursday 25th of June 2020 11:10 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.

Kind-hearted businesses help Coventry swimming school

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 11:41 AM

A community swimming school is staying afloat thanks to kind-hearted Coventry and Warwickshire businesses and parents rallying round.

Octanauts Swim School teaches babies from 18 months through to adults to get their water wings six days a week.

Hundreds of students flock to Online Open Day

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020 10:23 AM

The pioneering online open event held by Coventry’s leading further education provider attracted hundreds of prospective students on the first day.

MTI answers call for industry focus on next generation of talent

Monday 22nd of June 2020 03:14 PM

The MIRA Technology Institute (MTI) has restated its support for the automotive industry to nurture the next generation of talent and address the skills gaps surrounding emerging technologies, following an appeal from an industry research centre.

Praise for businesses from Her Majesty The Queen

Monday 22nd of June 2020 09:21 AM

Industry leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say firms in the region can be ‘extremely proud’ after Her Majesty The Queen offered praise to the business community for their efforts during the Coronavirus crisis.

New figures reveal around 110,000 employees in C&W are furloughed

Friday 19th of June 2020 08:01 AM

Around 110,000 employees in Coventry and Warwickshire are currently on furlough, according to new figures.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Growth Hub revealed the figures at the latest meeting of the CWLEP SME Supergroup Business Group.

City of Culture call out for merchandise proposals

Tuesday 16th of June 2020 01:19 PM

Coventry City of Culture Trust has issued a callout to manufacturers, makers, artists, suppliers, and artisans across Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider West Midlands to propose ideas for merchandise that will embrace and celebrate Coventry’s UK City of Culture brand.

Chambers reacts to sharp economic fall

Monday 15th of June 2020 08:30 AM

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say the dramatic economic decline in April shows the scale of support that will be needed to get the economy back on track.

Finance finder launched for businesses

Monday 15th of June 2020 07:24 AM

An exciting new business funding matching tool looking to revolutionise access to finance for businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire is released today with the Chamber of Commerce.

Mayor and Severn Trent CEO host recovery roundtable

Friday 12th of June 2020 07:52 AM

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street and Severn Trent CEO Liv Garfield have hosted a socially distanced roundtable with business leaders from across the West Midlands to discuss the region’s economic recovery.

ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin, 9 June 2020

Tuesday 9th of June 2020 11:20 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.

Wasps & Hannafin Contractors launch Community Hero Awards

Monday 8th of June 2020 01:34 PM

Wasps, in association with Club Partner Hannafin Contractors – a leading civil engineering and groundworks company – are calling on fans to nominate a community hero so they can be recognised for their efforts.

Green recovery plan for the West Midlands unveiled

Monday 8th of June 2020 07:30 AM

An ambitious plan to help the region recover from the economic impact of Covid-19 while making it a greener and healthier place to live and work, has been given the go-ahead.

New Principal and CEO at Coventry College

Thursday 4th of June 2020 03:27 PM

A highly-experienced college director has been appointed as the new Principal and CEO of Coventry College.

Governors have confirmed the appointment of Carol Thomas as the new Principal and CEO of the College which has campuses in Coventry’s city centre and Henley in Bell Green.

ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020 08:59 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.

Rise in demand for Warwickshire business's hand wash products

Tuesday 2nd of June 2020 11:14 AM

A North Warwickshire business is running out of space in its warehouse after a rising demand for its hand wash products.

Catering Equipment Ltd moved from 5,000 sq ft premises in Tyseley, Birmingham, to a 25,000 sq ft unit in Grendon Road, Polesworth, last May.