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The next few years promise to be an exciting time for the city of Coventry. Fresh from the recent announcement that will see the city crowned as the 2021 city of culture. Coventry fought off competition from Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea to take the title. The successful bid will provide a great opportunity to boost the economy, tourism, and access to the arts in the local area. The prestigious title will also bring Coventry to the forefront of the UK, joining other well-known cities such as London, Birmingham and Liverpool.

Most importantly for the people and businesses of Coventry, the new title brings significant investment, with the city of culture receiving multiple grants and additional government funding.

The long term effects of the title are yet to be seen, however previous winners such as Hull have benefitted from increased tourism and an overall change in perception of the city. Past winners of the city of culture have gone on to host major events and enjoy economic boosts.

Coventry is currently enjoying a major upturn in opportunities, with many businesses expanding. It was recently announced that the city would be the new hub for The National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility bringing with it £80 million in government investment. The new facility once again shows Coventrys established status as one of the worlds top automotive and manufacturing cities.

Other Coventry businesses such as the Coventry Building Society are also benefitting from rapid growth that has resulted in the firm searching for up to 40 new employees. A long standing Coventry establishment, the building society are proud to be named one of the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For.

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Coventry – The Perfect Location

Coventry’s central location within the country makes it the ideal city for warehouses and distribution centres.

Never has these been more apparent than in recent years, with more and more large businesses choosing Coventry as their distribution hub.
Easy access to motorway and rail networks make the city the perfect location for an ever increasing number of businesses.

The city has benefitted from the recent boom in online retail, with offers of next day delivery from many online businesses making a central location imperative in order to fulfil these promises.

With its new distribution centre expected to open later this year, the online giant Amazon is a great example of one of the many businesses taking advantage of the infrastructure and access the city of Coventry has to offer.
The online retailer has pledged to recruit more than 1,650 permanent jobs at their new site, providing a massive employment boost for the city.The new distribution centre is expected to be the size of eight football pitches, and will be situation on what was formerly the Jaguar Browns Lane factory.

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Coventry to Benefit from £80m Battery Grant

As many as 10,000 new jobs could be created in Coventry after £80million of government funding was announced for a national centre to develop batteries for the electric vehicles of the future.

The National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF) is seen as a key building block for Coventry to become the UK’s Motor City once again – and lead the world in electric vehicle technology.

That also includes long-term hopes outlined by Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralf Speth to make Coventry the centre of the car maker’s electric and autonomous car production plans.

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, made the announcement Coventry had won a national competition for the new centre during an energy conference at the University of Warwick today.

The bid was made by WMG at the University of Warwick, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Coventry City Council.