CWLEP unveils its strategic economic plan

Monday 30th of November 2020 02:24 PM

Nick Abell, chair of the CWLEP, Marion Plant, vice-chair of the CWLEP

The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) has unveiled its strategic economic plan to deliver jobs and economic growth to help the area recover from Covid-19.

Global coffee chain opening in Leamington Spa

Monday 30th of November 2020 11:32 AM

Compostable cup

A global coffee chain has revealed it is opening a cafe in Leamington town centre for the first time.

Esquires Coffee has signed a ten-year lease at a ground floor 2,200 sq feet unit at 52-54 Warwick Street, which used to be home to the former Co-op store.

Events and exhibitions sector needs a roadmap for reopening

Friday 27th of November 2020 02:06 PM

Zarah Sultana, MP for Coventry South

The events and exhibitions industry in Coventry and Warwickshire is facing disaster without a clear roadmap to reopening.

The warning was sounded at a virtual round-table meeting between members of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and Coventry South MP Zarah Sultana.

Response to C&W entering Tier 3 from CWLEP

Thursday 26th of November 2020 04:55 PM

Nick Abell, chair of the CWLEP

Nick Abell, chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) said: “We are disappointed with the news that Coventry and Warwickshire has been placed in the higher level of restrictions of Tier 3 and we are struggling to understand why this decision has been taken when l

Foodbanks in Stratford District blown away by public's generosity

Thursday 26th of November 2020 10:52 AM

From left: Cllr Jo Barker (Shipston Foodbank), David Volrath and Hilary Volrath (Arden Foodbank) and Marion Homer (Stratford Foodbank) outside Stratford Methodist Church, where Stratford foodbank operates from

Foodbanks across Stratford District have been blown away by the generosity of residents at a time when demand for their services has shot up dramatically.

The pandemic has seen more and more people needing foodbanks as a last resort to ensure they are able to put food on the table.

CWLEP's reaction to today's CSR

Wednesday 25th of November 2020 06:46 PM

Nick Abell, chair of the CWLEP

Nick Abell, the chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) said: “Coventry and Warwickshire is rich with innovation and the £4 billion levelling up fund announced by the Chancellor in his Comprehensive Spending Review gives a great opportunity to bid to finance pr

Over 4,300 businesses in C&W seek support

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 09:50 AM

Craig Humphrey, the managing director of the CWLEP Growth Hub

A leading business organisation in Coventry and Warwickshire has had dealings with over 4,300 companies over the last nine months.

Funding gives further boost for cycling in Warwickshire

Thursday 19th of November 2020 04:13 PM

The Department for Transport announced on Friday an award of £979,450 to the County Council from the Government’s Active Travel Fund to support the development of cycling in Warwickshire.

Coventry named as global hotspot for culture

Wednesday 18th of November 2020 04:34 PM

Martin Sutherland

Coventry has been named as a global hotspot for culture by one of the world’s best-read travel magazines.

The city tops the list of destinations in the Culture and History category of the Best of the World 2021 list published by National Geographic Traveller (UK).

UK Flooring Direct lands £8m investment from BGF

Wednesday 18th of November 2020 11:32 AM

Jason Ashby, CEO of UK Flooring Direct

BGF – the UK’s most active growth capital investor – has invested £8 million into Midlands-headquartered UK Flooring Direct, which recently opened a base in Coventry, to support its ongoing growth ambitions.

Seasonal boost in Warwickshire

Wednesday 18th of November 2020 08:44 AM

Leamington Spa at Christmas

Independent retailers and small businesses across Warwickshire are to be given a seasonal boost thanks to a new social media campaign launched by Warwickshire County Council.

Major new employment website launched in C&W

Tuesday 10th of November 2020 11:21 AM

Nick Abell, the chair of the CWLEP

A major new online employment resource hub has been launched to help people in Coventry and Warwickshire, who may have lost their job because of the Covid-19 pandemic, find new work.

Unemployment figures show the need for a plan to get the economy moving

Tuesday 10th of November 2020 11:12 AM

Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say the rising unemployment figures highlight the need for a plan to safely reopen the economy.

The UK unemployment rate rose to 4.8 per cent from 4.5 per cent as the Covid-19 crisis continued to hit firms.

ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin, 10 November 2020

Tuesday 10th of November 2020 09:20 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.

Nuneaton manufacturer expanding footprint

Monday 9th of November 2020 01:36 PM

From left, Bhavika Mistry (Wright Hassall) and Jason Austin (Unifabs Limited)

A Nuneaton-based sheet metal design and manufacturing firm is expanding its footprint after sealing a seven-figure property deal.

Coventry 2021 Ticketing Partner announced

Monday 9th of November 2020 01:33 PM

Richard Howle, Director of Ticketing at The Ticket Factory

A West Midlands company has won the contract to deliver the ticketing system for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture 2021.

Coventry Glides opening moved back

Monday 9th of November 2020 10:23 AM

Coventry Glides

Coventry Glides – a magical ice rink in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral – is still planned to go ahead but will now open in December after the Government’s national lockdown announcement.

ESIF Growth Programme Special Bulletin: Case Study Booklets Launched

Monday 9th of November 2020 10:13 AM

Welcome to this November special issue of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds Programme Bulletin.

Today sees the launch of the latest ERDF case study booklet. Read on to find out more.

European Regional Development Fund

Balance is key when it comes to Stratford district

Thursday 5th of November 2020 10:56 AM

Councillor Tony Jefferson

During the Covid crisis it is clear that Government has been striving to strike a balance between restricting the spread of the virus and keeping the economy going – and balance is a key word when it comes to local matters.

WCC launches Tech Challenge to aid economic recovery

Thursday 5th of November 2020 09:07 AM

Warwickshire County Council is set to launch an £80,000 project to support digital initiatives that will encourage people to visit the county’s town centres for leisure and business post-lockdown.