C&W businesses urged to prepare for new markets ahead of EU exit

Wednesday 26th of August 2020 02:12 PM

Craif Humphrey

Businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire have been urged to start pro-actively preparing for new international market opportunities and trading procedures ahead of the UK’s exit from the European Union despite dealing with Covid-19.

My Town Nuneaton consultation countdown begins

Monday 24th of August 2020 10:25 AM

A busy highstreet in Nuneaton

The clock is ticking for Nuneaton residents, businesses and organisations to submit their views and help shape a bid for millions of pounds worth of funding for the town.

City of Culture appealing for storytellers ahead of 2021

Thursday 20th of August 2020 01:47 PM

A woman tries a Virtual Reality headset

Creative companies in Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider West Midlands have until the end of August to put themselves forward for an opportunity to create stirring and immersive stories using augmented and virtual reality to mark Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture - backed by a six-figure in

New MD to spearhead Coventry-based event management firm's UK expansion

Wednesday 19th of August 2020 03:08 PM

From left, David McAtamney and Scott Metcalfe at Stadium

A Midlands-based event management specialist has appointed a new managing director to spearhead the firm’s UK expansion.

Scott Metcalfe has joined Stadium - which is headquartered on Bodmin Road, Coventry and employs more than 1,000 staff - to develop the global firm’s UK arm.

GCSEs: Coventry College offers guarantee to school leavers

Wednesday 19th of August 2020 10:36 AM

Carol Thomas

Coventry’s leading further education provider is reassuring all school leavers that their place at college is secure for the 2020/21 academic year – regardless of the GCSE grades they receive.

ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin, 18 August 2020

Tuesday 18th of August 2020 02:17 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.

WMCA partnership with Lloyds funds £1.8m for new apprenticeships

Thursday 13th of August 2020 12:46 PM

Curtis Albright

A partnership of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) with one of the UK’s biggest banks is helping the region’s economy to recover from the Covid-19 shutdown by funding £1.8m for apprenticeship training for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Manufacturers starting to feel more optimistic about long-term future

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 12:51 PM

Manufacturers in Coventry and Warwickshire and the wider Midlands are starting to feel slightly more optimistic about their post-Covid future but there are calls for significantly more tailored Government-funded support and investment for their positivity to be fulfilled, according to a new repor

Chamber reacts to UK recession

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 09:24 AM

Louise Bennett

A leading business figure in Coventry and Warwickshire says a deep economic drop was inevitable in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis.

Warmington car business saved by timely grant

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 01:44 PM

Rachel Foakes at Warmington car business

A petrolhead who sold almost everything to start her used-car business up is ‘eternally grateful’ for a grant which saved it from certain closure.

Rachel Foakes, 37, put everything into her used-car business, Foakeswagons, which she opened in Warmington near Banbury three years ago.

New West Midlands cycling network unveiled

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 11:25 AM

From the left, Cllr Jim O'Boyle, Coventry City Council cabinet member for jobs and regeneration, Sandeep Shingadia, TfWM's director of development and delivery, Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, and Megan Nass, curator of cycles and transport object

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has today (Tuesday August 11) unveiled the Starley Network, a new 500-mile cycling vision for the West Midlands.

Chamber calls for support as employment falls

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 10:24 AM

Louise Bennett

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire believe employment will fall further without additional help for firms to keep people in work.

ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 08:28 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.

Investment and expansion for Warwickshire printing business

Monday 10th of August 2020 09:28 AM

Two team members with a printer

An expanding Warwickshire printing company has invested in two state-of-the-art machines and moved premises.

XPD Print Limited needed to replace its old printing press with more modern and efficient models.

ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin

Thursday 6th of August 2020 11:05 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.

Major contract win for Midlands law firm

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 08:35 AM

Andrew Dudley

Leading Midlands law firm Wright Hassall has signed two major deals to supply legal services to the housing association sector which is on an expansion drive to meet rising demand.

Brand new furniture store opens its doors in Henley-in-Arden

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 09:50 AM

Frankie Johns at his new store in Henley-In Arden called 99 Design

The owner of a popular and well established vintage business in Henley-In-Arden is branching out with a brand new venture.

Frankie Johns took over Henley Vintage back in 2019 and it has been a thriving independent business on the High Street drawing in many visitors to the town.

Business leaders in skills plea to Government

Monday 3rd of August 2020 02:41 PM

Louise Bennett

Business leaders across the Midlands have issued a united call to Government to do more to help get young people ready for the workplace in the aftermath of the Coronavirus crisis.

Looking to the future

Monday 3rd of August 2020 09:41 AM

Jim Clark, account manager at the CWLEP Growth Hub

Jim Clark is an account manager at the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Growth Hub and covers Stratford-upon-Avon.

Diversification saves Stratford photography firm

Monday 3rd of August 2020 09:37 AM

Robin Whetton, Managing Director of The Imaging Warehouse

A Stratford-based photographic equipment and supply company which exports to countries all over the world is gradually getting back to normal after a challenging few months.

Stratford dog boutique reopens with new improvements

Monday 3rd of August 2020 08:05 AM

From left to right: Steve Halford and Alison Halford

The tails of Stratford’s dogs are wagging again as a dog boutique in the town centre has reopened after lockdown with new improvements for its customers and their canine companions.