Access to Finance and Business Support in Coventry and Warwickshire

By CWBF2019 (other events)

Thursday, November 14 2019 8:00 AM 11:00 AM

Following the success of ERDF funded three-year programmes which ran from 2016 - 2018, Coventry City Council along with the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub, the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber and Warwickshire County Council will be showcasing the first-year success of the new programmes: Business Support, Green Business and Innovation. The continuing support over the past year has ensured that businesses in the local area continue to grow and provide jobs and regeneration opportunities for the local economy. This event will be at the forefront of showcasing the strengths and investment potential within the region

This event will:

• Provide a regional focus on local industry success stories around investment in the local economy

• Outline access to funding opportunities

• Provide information on accessing specialist support to enable growth around low carbon and innovation 

• Showcase the successes of organisations who have already benefitted from the support 

• Provide free advice and support for businesses 

• Enable organisations to meet the Programme, Chamber and Growth Hub Teams

• Provide an overview of the growth of the local economy, the resurgent industries, current investment opportunities in Coventry and Warwickshire

• Outline the development projects in the region including Very Light Rail, low carbon electric and hybrid powertrain technology, Battery Industrialisation Centre, with details on local supply chain opportunities as a result of the Commonwealth Games and City of Culture


8.00 am          Refreshments and Networking

8.25 am          Chair - Adam Dent, Managing Director, Advent Communications

8.30 am          Welcome           

                       Tom Bouchier, Managing Director, FANUC UK 

8.35 am          Investment and Growth within Coventry and Warwickshire

                       Andy Street CBE, Mayor of West Midlands 

9.00 am          Funding opportunities for your business      

                       Andy Williams, Director of Business, Investment & Culture, Coventry City Council

9.10 am          Case Study - Pamela Cain, Marketing Director, Marchant Cain        

9.20 am          Case Study - Steven Bell, General Manager, Pashley Cycles

9.30 am          Closing remarks 

                       Adam Dent, Managing Director, Advent Communications

9.40 am          Refreshments and Networking

10.30 am        Close of Event




Mailing Address

Enterprise Centre, Coventry University Technology Park, Puma Way, Coventry CV1 2TT