Five-figure investment for Coventry business

Friday 26th of June 2020 08:22 AM

Gavin Barnett from the CWLEP Growth Hub with Cornelia Papureanu from Papp’s Cafe

A family-run business which opened in Coventry two weeks before lockdown has re-opened with a new-look and a five-figure investment.

Cornelia Papureanu realised a long-held dream to open Papp’s Cafe when it threw open its doors in Holbrook Lane, Holbrooks.

Industry figure hopeful of a Brexit deal

Thursday 25th of June 2020 08:53 AM

A leading industry figure – who has a unique insight into the EU – told businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire that he believes a deal will be struck between the UK and the European Union before the transition ends.

Dai Young running Coventry coaching camps

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 10:14 AM

The former Wasps Director of Rugby is running a summer coaching academy to help develop the potential of young players and give back to the area that has been his home for the last nine years.

Swimming school staying afloat thanks to business community

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 10:12 AM

A community swimming school is staying afloat thanks to kind-hearted Coventry and Warwickshire businesses and parents rallying round.

Octanauts Swim School teaches babies from 18 months through to adults to get their water wings six days a week.

£2m transformation of Coventry high street

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020 08:15 AM

As high streets start re-opening all over the UK, a £2 million transformation of one of Coventrys oldest shopping streets is underway to help revive the city and support business recovery after Coronavirus.

Praise for businesses from Her Majesty The Queen

Friday 19th of June 2020 10:17 AM

Industry leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say firms in the region can be ‘extremely proud’ after Her Majesty The Queen offered praise to the business community for their efforts during the Coronavirus crisis.

New figures reveal around 110,000 employees in C&W are furloughed

Friday 19th of June 2020 08:03 AM

Sean Farnell, chair of the CWLEP SME Supergroup Business Group

Around 110,000 employees in Coventry and Warwickshire are currently on furlough, according to new figures.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Growth Hub revealed the figures at the latest meeting of the CWLEP SME Supergroup Business Group.

City of Culture call out for merchandise proposals

Tuesday 16th of June 2020 09:24 AM

Coventry City of Culture Trust has issued a callout to manufacturers, makers, artists, suppliers, and artisans across Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider West Midlands to propose ideas for merchandise that will embrace and celebrate Coventry’s UK City of Culture brand.

New Principal and CEO appointed at Coventry College

Friday 5th of June 2020 08:11 AM

A highly-experienced college director has been appointed as the new Principal and CEO of Coventry College.

Governors have confirmed the appointment of Carol Thomas as the new Principal and CEO of the College which has campuses in Coventry’s city centre and Henley in Bell Green.

High demand for Warwickshire business's hand wash products

Thursday 4th of June 2020 10:24 AM

A North Warwickshire business is running out of space in its warehouse after a rising demand for its hand wash products.

Catering Equipment Ltd moved from 5,000 sq ft premises in Tyseley, Birmingham, to a 25,000 sq ft unit in Grendon Road, Polesworth, last May.