Coventry City Council
Council business / Environmental Services
Coventry is the 2021 UK City of Culture and it’s no surprise. Coventry is a dynamic city which welcomes people from all over the world. It is a place where over 300,000 people live and work, has an inspiring world famous history, a rich choice of cultural venues, two world renowned universities catering for students from home and abroad, alongside a number of multi-million pound investments that are dramatically changing the face of the city.
Coventry city centre has changed considerably over the last 18 months. There has been continued investment and grant funding into public realm projects such as Broadgate, Coventry Council House Square and Medieval Spon Street, alongside the planned £300 million retail led City Centre South project, so the look and feel of the city centre for visitors and residents alike will vastly improve.
In 2014 work began on the Friargate development, a £59 million professional quarter located around the city's mainline railway station which has the potential to create 15,000 new jobs. The city is already home to companies such as Severn Trent, Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot Citreon, Barclays Bank and E:ON.
How we can help
Identifying a location to establish a new business or relocating an existing one can seem like a huge decision. We offer the following free and confidential services to businesses:
- Commercial property searches, location advice and site visits
- Excellent local intelligence – from demographics to sector analysis
- Introductions to local networks and organisations
- Employment and skills development support
- Access to free and confidential advice and support via the Coventry & Warwickshire Growth hub
- Helping your employees with information across the area about housing, schooling, leisure opportunities and more
For Business investment and growth we offer the following free and confidential services:
- Grants and loans to help investing businesses
- Access to local, national and European funds
- Support from experienced advisors
- Help to overcome barriers to investment
- Grants for Green business
- Grants for innovation and emerging technologies
The Coventry & Warwickshire Skills 4 Growth project is a European Social Fund project managed by Coventry City Council, working in partnership with Warwickshire County Council and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Growth Hub alongside other major stakeholders to deliver accredited training ranging from leadership and management through to technical and soft skills.
The focus is on the skills needs and gaps of a company, with customised packages developed to address business requirements and support business growth.50% of the costs of agreed training could be funded, eligibility criteria applies.
To receive support companies must employ no more than 250 people, have a registered address in the Coventry and Warwickshire area and be registered as a company working in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector or Service Sector Industries such as Health and Social Work and Transportation and Storage.
Our Employer Hub, based at our flagship Job Shop, provides a free and comprehensive recruitment and training service, designed to meet the needs of employers. Working with key local agencies - each a specialist within the training and employment field - we offer a seamless service to your business. Avoid extortionate fees and the confusion of being passed to multiple agencies!
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