Appeal for volunteers for UK City of Culture 2021

Thursday 25th of February 2021 08:16 AM

City of Culture

“Coventry needs you!” that’s the message to people of all ages and backgrounds across the city who want to get involved in the historic UK City of Culture year by signing up to be a City Host volunteer. 

Coventry Atlas launched

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021 08:13 AM

Coventry ring road

An interactive, digital record of Coventry featuring maps and photos charting the city’s history has been launched.

Coventry Station's multi-million pound plans on track

Monday 22nd of February 2021 01:31 PM

Tony Minhas from the CWLEP (left) with Cllr Jim O’Boyle from Coventry City Council

Work has begun to install the cladding at the redevelopment of Coventry Railway Station as the major £82 million project remains on track to be completed for UK City of Culture.

A year on from lockdown in Stratford District

Monday 22nd of February 2021 12:27 PM

Cllr Tony Jefferson, leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council

A blog from Cllr Tony Jefferson, leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council 

"Covid has impacted every individual, every household and every business across the UK – and my only hope is that we are on the home straight to emerging from what has been an horrific 12 months.

FarGo Village business set for expansion

Wednesday 17th of February 2021 08:55 AM

Kate Rossin and Jon Randle from the newly-named Commonground business at FarGo Village

A screen-printing studio will be blending more than inks when it opens with a new name following its move to a much larger unit at FarGo Village.

Multiple new artworks set for installation at Coventry Railway Station

Tuesday 16th of February 2021 11:46 AM

Coventry Station

Work is continuing to progress on the Coventry Station Masterplan, hitting key milestones such as the installation of the new footbridge, opening of the new taxi loop and installation of cladding on the new station building, which will serve as an extension to the existing station building to cat

Coventry schoolchildren set half-term homework to spread kindness

Monday 15th of February 2021 01:20 PM

Stickers for City of Culture project

Schoolchildren in Foleshill have been set some half-term homework with a difference – they are being asked to spread kindness and love as part of a pilot project that will eventually be rolled out across the whole city.

Chambers collaborate to create virtual expo

Monday 15th of February 2021 09:58 AM

West Midlands Business Expo

Chambers of Commerce across the Midlands region have joined forces to raise the profile of thousands of businesses in a week-long celebration.

Chamber reacts as UK economy avoids double dip recession

Monday 15th of February 2021 09:49 AM

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

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say there is little to cheer over the UK economy avoiding a double-dip recession.

The latest GDP figures show that the economy grew in the final quarter of 2020 by one per cent but, overall, it shrank by 9.9 per cent throughout the year.

More VAT changes on the horizon, warns expert

Friday 12th of February 2021 11:00 AM

Kevin Hall, VAT specialist at law firm Wright Hassall

The extent of the Brexit Deal’s stifling impact on some areas of British exporting has been laid bare by one of the UK’s leading VAT experts.

Tax warning for Midlands businesses

Wednesday 10th of February 2021 10:14 AM

Sarah Perry, Managing Partner at Wright Hassall

Businesses across Coventry and Warwickshire are being urged to prepare for major law changes that could impact their cash flow.

Growing business taking on more apprentices

Wednesday 10th of February 2021 08:50 AM

Sejal Pancholi (left) and Damini Sharma from The OM Group

An expanding Coventry business where every employee undertakes an apprenticeship is set to grow as part of a Government initiative and hopes to act as an inspiration to other companies.

Half-term activities at Interactive Futures

Tuesday 9th of February 2021 02:37 PM

Sarah Windrum of the CWLEP

The Leamington Spa video games hub will next week give parents, children, students and more the opportunity to discover how to forge a career in one of the fastest-growing industries in the UK. And there’s even the opportunity to learn how to create a video game!

Coventry's Herbert Art Gallery and Museum secures major funding support

Monday 8th of February 2021 04:30 PM

Culture Coventry Trust, which manages the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, has secured grant funding of £500,000 from Arts Council England and an additional £100,000 from Coventry City Council to enable them to capitalise on the opportunity of UK City of Culture and create a legacy that changes th

New chapter for former Toy Museum in Coventry

Monday 8th of February 2021 02:33 PM

Whitefriars Gate

A project to restore a historic building used for decades as a Toy Museum in Coventry city centre has taken another step forward after Historic Coventry Trust secured a major grant to help restore it.

Construction and building firms must be prepared for major VAT change

Monday 8th of February 2021 11:01 AM

Ellen Main-Jeffrey, Head of VAT Services at accountancy firm Burgis & Bullock,

Construction and building firms, including labour only sub-contractors, must be prepared for a major change to the way VAT is accounted for in their sector despite their current attention being focused on pandemic recovery, according to a national expert.

Free law degree tuition on offer from Midlands law firm

Friday 5th of February 2021 10:09 AM

Sarah Perry, Managing Partner at Wright Hassall

A chance for a disadvantaged young person to have their undergraduate law degree’s tuition fees fully funded is among various initiatives that have been unveiled to celebrate the anniversary of one of the Midlands’ leading law firms.

ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin, 2 February 2021

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021 04:48 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.

First 2 Tone exhibition heading to the Herbert this May

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021 03:59 PM

Poster of 2Tone

The first ever major exhibition in the UK devoted to the 2 Tone music sensation is to be held where it all began in the city of Coventry — and members of the public are being asked to contribute their own memorabilia and memories.

CWLEP announces new chair

Monday 1st of February 2021 02:48 PM

Sarah Windrum, the new chair of the CWLEP

An entrepreneur and digital transformation expert will take over as the new chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) in April to help lead the area’s recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic.

WMCA unveils plan for region’s digital future

Monday 1st of February 2021 09:13 AM

Kari Lawler who launched a start-up AI youth initiative, YOUTH4AI at the age of 14 and is also a member of the Young Combined Authority.

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has launched its vision of how digital will boost the region, including how it can support a post-Covid recovery.