Deeley Group delivers Business Festival events

The Deeley Group has been making the future of Coventry and Warwickshire a top priority for business at a two-week festival held in the region.

The Deeley Group delivered two events at the second annual Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival (CWBF), with development plans and educational prospects in the region providing the inspiration.

The CWBF was initiated by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP Growth Hub in 2017, and this year held over 100 diverse business events spread across the region.

The Deeley Group hosted the two separate events at its George House headquarters on Herald Avenue.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Development Plans event, where a range of plans for the region were showcased by local council members, attracted contractors, architects, project managers and quantity surveyors from across the city and beyond.

Mark Andrews, Planning Policy Manager at Coventry City Council, discussed some of the on-going developments at Coventry University and the University of Warwick, including student accommodation and projects within the city centre.

Dave Barber, Head of Development Services at Warwick District Council, then covered developments across the region including several housing and industrial developments that are currently being delivered.

The speakers, who were introduced by Deeley Group Managing Director Peter Deeley, then held a Q&A session, as well as an open discussion to see how the delivery of residential and non-residential developments across the region could be improved.

Representatives from construction and education industries had joined forces earlier in the festival at the ‘Building the Future of Coventry and Warwickshire’ event.

Kathryn Lennon Johnson, founder of Built Environment Skills in Schools, facilitated a discussion on how human-made surroundings can help teachers expand their curriculum, and enhance learning capabilities.

She was joined by a panel that included Stuart Taylor, Director at fireFLY Aerial Innovation, Phil Warwick, Coventry and Warwickshire Advisor to the Construction Industry Training Board, and Dawn Spicer, Associate Director of Robothams Architects, as well as Edward Hudson, Business Development Manager of Deeley Construction.

Peter said: “The Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival has once again provided a fantastic platform for organisations in the area to come together and discuss the matters that are most important to them.

“I hope all of our guests at both events can see the positive feeling we have about the development of the region, and the direction that it is heading.

“I’d like to thank everyone who came along to our events, and for taking part in what were two very successful sessions.”

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