UK City of Culture – Coventry 2021

Coventry has won the race to become the UK City of Culture in 2021!

The bid was led by a group of councillors, business leaders, arts groups and the city’s two universities.

It is estimated that the campaign could be worth up to £80 million to the local economy as well as a number of social and cultural benefits.

Coventry-based businessman and Deputy Lieutenant David Burbidge OBE, who led the bid campaign, said: “This is a huge opportunity for Coventry.”

Deeley Group’s roots are firmly planted in Coventry having been founded in the Stoke area of the city in 1936.

Further information on the City’s bid for City of Culture can be found at

"We fully supported the Coventry's bid for UK City of Culture from the start and are on hand to give support to the city where needed. The 2021 bids falls in line with our 85th anniversary and will give us a double celebration that year".

Peter Deeley