Local Business Headlines
Multimillion-pound boost expected for town's annual celebration
More than £3m could be pumped into Stratford-on-Avon's local economy through the two-day Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations planned for later this year, according to the district council.
Royal Shakespeare Centre to help develop immersive technologies
The Royal Shakespeare Company is to take part in a £18m government scheme to develop immersive technologies such as virtual reality for audiences.
Another AAA game studio expands to Leamington Spa
Sumo Digital announced that they are opening the studio and that they have appointed Chris Southall as its Studio Director.
Popular Warwick restaurant named as having the best pizza in England
Last week Dough and Brew in Brook Street was ranked as the best place in England for Pizza by website Big Seven Food and Travel in their '21 pizzas in England you have to eat before you die'.
Mercia eyes further software investments
Mercia Technologies has reported strong revenue growth from its portfolio of software and internet companies and said it is eyeing further investment in the sector.
Its investments in the sector include Manchester-based website performance and security company Intechnica (27.9 per cent stake), Brighton-headquartered Intelligent Positioning (28.8 per cent stake), market research specialist and London's Crowd Reactive (26.2 per cent).
Red Bull launches new F1 car
F1 team Aston Martin Red Bull Racing have unveiled their car for the upcoming season.
The RB15 is powered by Honda for the first time and will be driven by Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly.
Leamington butchers win more national awards
The butchers achieved a Diamond in the Innovation category of The Smithfield Awards, with its ‘Guinea Fowl Delight’.
30-year town centre transformation revealed
Transforming Nuneaton programme has been launched showing the aspirations of Warwickshire County Council, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and other partners including the local enterprise partnership.
Leamington Creative Quarter vision being showcased on an international stage
A vision to establish a new creative quarter in Leamington Spa will be under the spotlight at the world’s largest property and investment show.
Escape room company set to expand
An escape experience company in Stratford-upon-Avon is looking to expand ahead of marking its first anniversary in the town.
Printing company in Leamington is poised for growth after investment
Warwick Printing Company, which is based in Caswell Road, Leamington Spa, has bought a new press that it says will enable orders to be completed more quickly.
Go-ahead for new HOBIRA MIRA building
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council has approved the plans for the building which will provide space for five workshops and offices with a total floor space of 7,384 sq ft.