Deeley backs the bid

Property and construction professionals across Coventry and Warwickshire are putting their weight behind the UK City of Culture bid.

Coventry-based Deeley Group, which has property development and construction divisions, hosted the team behind the city’s bid to become City of Culture in 2021.

After hearing from steering group chair David Burbidge and bid adviser Andrew Dixon, a gathering of 40 professionals from the sector saw a short, dramatic piece from a group of young people from the Belgrade Theatre.

Peter Deeley, of the Deeley Group, said: “The city – and the county – needs to be right behind this bid because it could do so much for the area, culturally, socially and economically.

“We were delighted to host the team and to hear more about what the bid might look like and the real benefits the whole region would feel.

“The time feels right for Coventry to have the confidence to put its heart and soul into this bid and win the title of UK City of Culture for 2021.”

Pictured: Standing (left to right) Alex Sutton, Laura Williams, Dion Dunne, Leon Phillips (Belgrade)

Sitting (left to right) Peter Deeley (Deeley Group), Laura McMillan, Andrew Dixon, David Burbidge (all City of Culture)

Front – Cameron Razza (Belgrade)