Business and licensing news

COVID Business Pledge goes live

Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2021

A new initiative has gone live this week to help Coventry businesses show they are doing the right things to be COVID safe for customers and staff.

Reopening the city centre safely

Published on Friday, 09 April 2021

Coventry City Council has issued advice to all city centre business to help them reopen safely when restrictions ease on Monday (12 April).

Justine Chadwick of the CWLEP Growth Hub

Six-figure investment and new staff for Coventry business

Published on Wednesday, 07 April 2021

An innovative engineering software consultancy in Coventry is investing a six-figure sum and recruiting new staff following a government scheme after receiving help from a business support group.

CSW COVID Business Pledge launched

Published on Thursday, 18 March 2021

Coventry City, Solihull and Warwickshire County councils are launching a Business Pledge for all businesses, including shops and hospitality, to help reassure staff and customers that businesses and venues here are operating in a COVID secure manner.

Council set to act to secure top hotel for city

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021

Coventry City Council is set to agree a loan to fund a hotel development in the city centre and help drive the city’s recovery from the pandemic.

Local organisations invited to take part in a dynamic and innovative showcase

Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Coventry City Council and its strategic partners are inviting regional transport innovators to take part in a yearlong programme of activities designed to showcase the latest developments in transport and technology the city and region has to offer.

Final days to enter first Coventry & Warwickshire food and drink awards

Published on Thursday, 14 January 2021

Rising to the challenges of the pandemic is at the heart of three special awards for businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Caption: From the left, Andrei Feraru (Feraru Dynamics), Justine Chadwick (CWLEP Growth Hub) and Cllr Jim O’Boyle (Coventry City Council)

Coventry business launches innovative new product

Published on Monday, 11 January 2021

A Coventry business has secured its first contract for their new product which improves the safety of construction workers.

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It’s beginning to look a lot more like Christmas!

Published on Friday, 04 December 2020

With the city sadly unable to host its big annual Christmas Lights switch on event due to the current Tier 3 restrictions, the Council along with key city partners have still been working hard to bring some festive cheer to the city centre.

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Early construction of prototype innovative light rail vehicle for the City of Coventry

Published on Thursday, 26 November 2020

The Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR) is an innovative light rail system which will be battery powered, lightweight and rail-based.

Coventry & Warwickshire ready for electric vehicle revolution

Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2020

As part of the 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution the Government has announced an investment of £500m for the development and mass production of electric vehicle batteries.

Representatives from Coventry City Council and Bowmer and Kirkland at the site

Work to commence on Two Friargate

Published on Friday, 13 November 2020

Development of a second office building at Friargate is set to take a major step forward this week with contractors beginning the onsite work.

Support for businesses impacted by national COVID restrictions

Published on Thursday, 12 November 2020

Coventry City Council has £4.4 million available to support businesses who have to close, or whose activity is limited, during the current 4-week lockdown. Grants between £1,334 and £3,000 are available depending on the rateable value of the business property.

Protect your loved ones

New NHS Covid-19 Test and Trace App - advice for businesses

Published on Thursday, 24 September 2020

A new NHS Test and Trace App is being made available for people over 16 to download to help to restrict the spread of COVID-19.

Bars and customers asked for help in tackling COVID-19

Published on Thursday, 17 September 2020

A letter has been sent to all licensed premises in the city, urging them to stay within Government guidelines and help the Council protect the city and its residents.

Plan to renew city centre public space protection order

Published on Monday, 17 August 2020

Councillors are likely to support the renewal of a public space protection order (PSPO) for a further three years to help to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Councillor Jim O'Boyle

SMEs in C&W urged to apply for new government grants

Published on Thursday, 06 August 2020

Small businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire hit by the Coronavirus pandemic can apply for new grants from the government to boost their recovery.

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COVID business grant schemes to close on 12 August

Published on Monday, 03 August 2020

More than £50m has been paid out in COVID related business grants to support 4,000 Coventry companies that have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Councillor Jim O'Boyle

Business group encouraging innovation among Coventry and Warwickshire SMEs

Published on Thursday, 30 July 2020

A group which is celebrating its fifth anniversary is encouraging innovative small businesses to get in touch with its members to access grants and support.

Council backs new temporary pavement licensing policy

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2020

Councillors are set to approve a new temporary pavement licensing policy that will enable pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues to increase the availability of seating and tables outside venues in the city.

More business support funding available now

Published on Friday, 10 July 2020

Businesses that have not been eligible for previous Government COVID-19 related support schemes are invited to apply for Coventry City Council’s second round of the Discretionary Business Grant Fund.

Plans to reopen pubs, bars and restaurants in city – next steps

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Coventry City Council and other agencies have been getting in touch with all businesses to help them reopen safely including pubs, bars and restaurants which are able to open after Saturday 4 July.

Two local businesses access support

Published on Monday, 20 April 2020

Two local businesses have praised the Council’s swift support in helping them access vital grant funding.

Three business support programmes extended until 2023

Published on Thursday, 09 April 2020

Three programmes, aimed at supporting small and medium sized business in Coventry and Warwickshire, have been extended until June 2023 and provided with additional funding.

Over 850 Coventry businesses access vital support

Published on Thursday, 09 April 2020

Over the last week, more than £10.8 million in small business grants has been paid to over 850 eligible Coventry businesses

New support available for Coventry businesses

Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Coventry businesses affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic can now apply to the Government’s Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.

Call for businesses to help with vital supplies

Published on Monday, 30 March 2020

The Council has issued a call to all businesses in the city to see if they can help source some vital supplies.

Belgrade Plaza purchase

Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Coventry City Council’s cabinet looks set to approve a plan to purchase the long leasehold for land and commercial property around Belgrade Plaza.

Helping city businesses

Published on Monday, 03 February 2020

An innovative new scheme has been helping businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire find the investment they need to grow their business.


New additional licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation HMOs to be introduced in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Coventry will be starting an additional licensing scheme on May 4 to improve the management and condition of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).


New Battery Industrialisation Centre powers up with additional cash boost

Published on Friday, 20 December 2019

Coventry is set to receive millions of pounds in extra funding to make sure the new UK Battery Industrialisation Centre is a world leader for years to come.

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