Showing widespread business support is a key part of the bid and provides great opportunities for businesses of all sizes to get involved. Contact us to find out more.
Coventry Building Society is a top ten UK savings and mortgage provider with over 1.8 million members. We have the highest customer satisfaction of any major UK bank or building society, according to independent customer research by YouGov and stand 11th, between Apple and Waitrose, in a ranking of top UK brands for customer experience.
We’re very proud of our Coventry roots. It’s where we started in 1883, where over two hundred thousand of our members live and the majority of our 2,200 employees work. It’s a great city and whether we’re serving members or supporting our local schools and communities, we’re proud to bear its name.
City Electrical Factors Ltd is a private limited company established in 1951. We are the United Kingdom’s leading Electrical Wholesale Network with almost twice as many distribution outlets as our nearest competitor.
Friargate will provide over 3 million square feet of mixed use space over 25 efficient and sustainable new buildings – including 14 Grade A office buildings, two hotels and new residential dwellings, all set within with greatly enhanced public realm creating major improvements to pedestrian access.
Linking Coventry Railway Station and the city’s retail centre within a site of 37 acres (15 hectares), Friargate will create up to 15,000 jobs across a range of sectors.
Sitting adjacent to Coventry Train Station, Friargate is a transformational, 300,000 m2 mixed use development, being delivered by developer Friargate Coventry LLP.
Birmingham Airport is the UK’s third largest airport outside London, and the UK’s seventh largest overall, handling almost 12m passengers a year.
Birmingham serves more than 140 direct scheduled & charter routes and offers an additional 300 possible connections worldwide. This gives passengers a choice of over 440 direct or one-stop flights globally.
More than 300,000 people from Coventry use Birmingham to fly on our global services each year so we’re proud to support Coventry in this extremely worthwhile bid for it to become the UK City of Culture.
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With over 55 years of expertise in the recruitment sector, Pertemps Network Group is the largest and most established independently owned recruitment agency in the UK.
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7Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.
We employ 40,000 people globally and support around 240,000 more through our dealerships, suppliers and local businesses. Manufacturing is centred in the UK, with additional plants in China, Brazil, India and Slovakia.
Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. With 75,000 employees operating 230 manufacturing/assembly plants in 33 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs.
Johnson Controls’ Automotive Experience division started production in the Coventry region in 1998. In October 2016, Johnson Controls completed the spin-off of its automotive business and the Coventry site became UK HQ of the successor company Adient. Today, the Coventry location employs around 140 people.
Adient is proud to back Coventry in their bid to become UK City of Culture. As a major player in the automotive sector, an important employer in the West Midlands region and an innovative company, Adient, of course, wanted to support the bid. It would be a great boost for the city to be 2021 UK City of Culture and show the world the outward looking approach of the city.
PET-Xi is one of the largest and renowned education training provider of intensive results-based interventions working with over 500+ schools across the UK to deliver motivational and inspirational interventions that have a positive impact on learner progress – from primary to GCSEs and beyond. We excel at learner engagement; just ask one of the 100,000 learners they have worked with over the years how they felt at the end of the programme they attended!
In 2016, PET-Xi launched its Apprenticeship Scheme which in its first 12 months placed 60 young people in employment and achieved recognition as a Skills Funding Agency prime provider. The PET-Xi Apprenticeship scheme delivers a training framework with a positive impact.
PET-Xi also work with 15 – 24 year olds in Warwickshire who are not, or who are at risk of not being in education, employment or training on the exciting Positive Futures programme, part funded by the European Social Fund.
Everything PET-Xi do is to help young people in their endeavours to achieve their end goals. Whether it’s a learner in a classroom, a young adult on the Positives Futures Programme or an Apprentice on the PET-Xi Apprenticeship scheme PET-Xi helps to create a ‘Culture of Success’.
In January of 1979, Terry Lister and Keith Bradshaw founded Listers of Coventry (Motors) Limited with the purchase of a dealership and body shop in Coventry. Over 35 years later, the business stands as one of the largest privately- and family-owned automotive groups in the UK.
The Heart of England Community Foundation is one of 48 community foundations supporting local communities across the UK. Established in 1995 they were one of four community foundations to be established in that year taking the total at that time to 17 in the United Kingdom.
Starting with a bursary of £3,000 they awarded just five grants in that first year totalling £2,000. Since then they have:
Awarded over £14 million to over 5,800 projects.
Grown their endowment to £7.9 million – a legacy for communities.
They aim is to build a legacy of support that can help to create and maintain thriving communities across Birmingham and the Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.