One more month to get Business Festival events in

Wednesday 7th of August 2019 01:22 PM

Businesses wishing to run an event in the 2019 Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival have just four weeks left in which to submit their events.

Anyone can apply to run an event by completing a short form on the Business Festival website before 9 September.

Events can take any shape from a conference or trade show to a workshop, demonstration, tour or even an on-line webinar. They can be about any business matter, but all events should stand to benefit other businesses or individuals by creating learning, sharing, or business growth opportunities or showcasing what the region has to offer. Events that are topical or of national significance are also welcome.

Some examples include: sourcing new supply chains, exporting and selling to foreign markets, or improving staff retention; through to accessing university research; showcasing new innovative technologies or perhaps a common issue or challenge affecting SMEs.

The Business Festival, developed by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) and the CWLEP Growth Hub and headline partnered by Inspire Insurance, is now in its third year. This exciting fortnight is set to comprise around 100 free business events across the Coventry and Warwickshire region between 11-21 November.

Craig Humphrey, managing director of the CWLEP Growth Hub, said: “We want to make sure that businesses don’t miss out on the opportunity to be involved in the biggest business event in the region.

“Typically, the Business Festival sees around 5,000 attendees and well over 1000 businesses of all sizes and in all sectors each year. There are many benefits to being involved, from growing business networks and connecting with like-minded industry experts to increasing exposure significantly both in the region and beyond. With only one month to go I urge businesses to take the opportunity to get their events into the programme now, before it’s too late.”

Neil Mackey from Business Festival headline partner, Inspire Insurance, said: “Inspire is delighted to be the Business Festival headline partner in the second year running. Last year we saw incremental business benefits as a direct result of the events we attended and this year, we have a number of headline events in the pipeline so we’re confident that 2019 will be just as successful.

“Insurance is an essential element of all businesses. We pride ourselves in having a vibrant and dynamic team of specialists who take the time to develop an understanding of each client and we would be delighted to speak to any businesses to see how we might be able to help.”

Alongside Inspire Insurance, the Business Festival is supported by partners, Coventry University and Coventry University Enterprises and sponsors, the FSB. It is also supported by the Deeley Group, Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council and the district/borough councils of Nuneaton & Bedworth, Warwick, Rugby, North Warwickshire and Stratford on Avon.

For more information, or apply to run an event, visit or contact; 0247 601 1447. Information and downloads from the event hosts workshop on 9 July are available at