Businesses invited to set the economic agenda

Friday 24th of January 2014 12:00 AM

Businesses are invited to attend consultation events to set the agenda for the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (CWLEP) Strategic Economic Plan.

The CWLEP is currently developing its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) which will outline the area’s vision and plans for how the economy will grow over the coming years.

Four business consultation events have been organised to hear the views of businesses from throughout Coventry and Warwickshire to ensure the feedback contains their key priorities for growth.

Places at two of the events in Coventry and Stratford have already been snapped up but spaces are available at Bedworth Civic Hall in High Street, Bedworth, on Wednesday, February 12 and the Trident Centre at Warwickshire College in Poseidon Way, Warwick, on Wednesday, February 26, from 7.30am-9.30am.

Sir Peter Rigby, chair of the CWLEP said businesses will play a crucial part in delivering the projects and priorities identified in the SEP.

“We need the input of businesses from throughout Coventry and Warwickshire to make sure the SEP provides the key priorities for growth which they have identified,” he said.

“The consultation events are an important part of hearing the views of companies however large or small and from all sectors so that we can include their thoughts in the final proposal.

“It is important to remember that the SEP is more than just a list of priorities – it will influence the allocation levels of future public funding for the area.

“That means it is vital businesses give their views so that when we recommend funding, the money goes towards the areas which have been identified as needing it the most.

“When the document is submitted, we want the CWLEP, businesses and partners to have worked together in developing the plan.

“The fact that the business consultation events in Stratford and Coventry are already full underlines the importance of the SEP and that businesses are committed to having their say.

“We would encourage companies to come along to the events in Bedworth and Warwick so that as many people as possible have put their opinions forward.”

To reserve a place, visit the events section of the CWLEP website at


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