As the home of the UK’s automotive industry, we’re proud of our reputation as a world-class centre for advanced manufacturing and engineering.
It seems a natural progression, therefore, that the region is also an established leader in the development of driverless technology and low carbon technologies.
While manufacturing is our lifeblood, we are also home to one of the largest gaming clusters in the country. The towns of Leamington Spa, Warwick and Southam have been dubbed ‘Silicon Spa’ thanks to a concentration of more than 30 gaming studios.
Between them, these businesses are responsible for many of the best known titles in the world, including console blockbusters like Forza Horizon and Guitar Hero Live, mobile hits like Warhammer, Sonic Jump and Freeblade, and innovative PC titles such as LA Cops.
What’s more, with a wealth of tourist attractions, sports venues, theatres and historical sites on offer, it’s no surprise that Coventry and Warwickshire’s tourist industry is booming - so much so, that we’re confident in Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.
Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
Coventry and Warwickshire are home to 1,500 dedicated automative suppliers, with 16 of the top 20 global first tier suppliers located within the area. Our manufacturing heritage is combined with world class Universities and Research facilities with a strong focus on pioneering advances in manufacturing and engineering. AME directly employs 34,000 people in Coventry and Warwickshire, 500% greater than the UK average.Find out more about R&D
Creative Industries and ICT
Within just a few short miles in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside there are more than 30 gaming studios making the area one of the largest gaming clusters in the country. The Serious Games Institute at Coventry University is a global thought leader in smart spaces providing industry ready graduates for the sector.View our blueprint for growth in the games industry
Coventry and Warwickshire is at the forefront of driverless technology and low carbon technologies. We are working together to lead the way on Intelligent Mobility – merging the transport sector with digital communications and sensing technologies to deliver mobility solutions for people and freight.
The work has been a natural progression from the area’s expertise in vehicle engineering. The area is host to a number of prestigious businesses and support organisations operating in the fields of electric, electric hybrid, fuel cells, hydrogen power systems and light-weight materials.Find out more about Intelligent Mobility
Coventry and Warwickshire is home to nearly 12,000 companies within the Professional and Business Services sector including Barclays Bank, Coventry Building Society, Santander, Yorkshire Bank, Allied Irish Bank, Handelsbanken, HSBC and RICS. Further growth is expected in the next 5-10 years with the development of Friargate - a £59 million professional quarter located in the heart of Coventry and next to Coventry mainline railway station.Visit Friargate
Culture & Tourism
With Shakespeare as our most famous son it is not surprising that the RSC is a serious draw for visitors from across the world. Our top 8 tourist attractions generate £171 million for the local economy. Arts, heritage, and cultural industries in Coventry & Warwickshire are major contributors to economic growth, job creation and prosperity. With such a wealth of attractions on offer, we are confident in our ambitions to make Coventry the UK City of Culture in 2021.Find out more about the City of Culture bid