Businesses invited to attend CWLEP's AGM

Thursday 14th of November 2019 02:27 PM

Businesses are invited to attend the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s annual general meeting this month.

The public event will include a questions and answers session as well as an update on the CWLEP’s successes over the last 12 months and its future aims.

The annual general meeting will start at 9am at Northgate House Conference Centre in Warwick on Monday, November 25.

Copies of its latest annual review will also be available at the meeting which will be held before the CWLEP’s board meeting.

Jonathan Browning, chair of the CWLEP, said Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has been identified as one of the top three LEPs in England.

He said: “This has been another positive year for the CWLEP as we help the area achieve its undoubted potential.

“We are the fastest growing Local Enterprise Partnership region in the country in terms of both economic growth and productivity and in the last seven years, we have been successful in securing over £300 million of investment into Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The resilience we have shown despite all the political uncertainty surrounding Brexit, shifting markets and international tensions underlines the importance of our partnership approach.

“That was evident in securing the £126 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) which is due to open near Coventry in spring next year.

“This major investment in our area will have a have a vital role in helping the UK to become a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of batteries through collaborative research and development between industry and academia.

“Digital and creative is one of our key sectors since Coventry will be part of trials of the UK’s first multi-city 5G Testbed which will be the first of its kind in the world when technology – which will download data up to 100 times faster than current speeds – will be unveiled.

“Despite all this positivity, we are not resting on our laurels and the CWLEP Growth Hub will continue to help businesses of all sizes throughout the area to achieve their growth plans and maximise investment and employment opportunities.

“The CWLEP is ideally placed to be the strategic body to drive forward the economy in the short, medium and long-term and the annual general meeting is an ideal opportunity to give an update on our achievements and look to the future to ensure we continue to perform to the highest possible standard.”   

Questions must be submitted in advance by 5pm on Monday, November 18. For more details about submissions and attending the annual general meeting, visit https://www.cwlep.com/event/coventry-and-warwickshire-local-enterprise-partnership-limited-annual-general-meeting

Caption: Jonathan Browning, chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership

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