Showing widespread business support was a key part of why we won the bid, and will continue to be as we work towards our amazing year in the spotlight in 2021. It provides great opportunities for businesses of all sizes to get involved. Email us at to find out more.

Our principal partners

Coventry University

Coventry City Council

University of Warwick

West Midlands Combined Authority

Ricoh Arena

Watch the supporting video from Ricoh Arena on why they are backing the bid: Watch video

Founding presidents

Sir John Egan

Mrs Janet E Moore

Keith Bradshaw OBE DL

David Burbidge CBE DL

David's supporting video:

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Baljit Shergill

Roger Medwell DL

Roger's support video:

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Sir Peter Rigby KBE DL

National Partners

Bid development sponsors

Honorary partners

Regional partners