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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.
Jaguar 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.
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.