March 2018


All the latest News-in-Brief from around the county


World's best female cyclists wheeling into Warwickshire

The county will host the longest leg of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour for a third year running as riders from 17 international teams do battle during the five day race won last year by Poland’s Kasia Niewiadoma.

Aston Martin welcomes upgrade after record year

Warwickshire-headquartered luxury car maker Aston Martin has welcomed the decision by S&P Global Ratings to upgrade its credit rating for the company.

S&P has upgraded the business and its senior secured notes to ‘B’ from ‘B-‘, on the back of a consistent improvement in its operating and financial performance.

Tech Firm creating 100 jobs in Warwick

Around 100 new jobs are being created at a Warwickshire technology company after it landed a major contract with Highways England to manage the ‘smart’ motorways of the future.

The new roles will be at telent Technology Services’ head office in Warwick.

LEP chief hails ‘Very powerful and positive week’

The chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has hailed a "very powerful and positive week" at MIPIM where the region unveiled eye-catching schemes alongside updates about initiatives including UK City of Culture 2021.

JLR’s luxury Range Rover revealed

The new Range Rover SV Coupé was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and will be constructed at the company's SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire.

No more than 999 vehicles will be made, with prices starting at £240,000.

Mercia wins £23 million in funding

Warwickshire-based Mercia Fund Managers has been handed £23 million by a scheme which forms part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund to be distributed across the region.

Aston Martin unveils plans for new electric car

Luxury car maker Aston Martin has revived its Lagonda brand as it unveiled a new all-electrical at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

The Warwickshire-based manufacturer has said production on the new range will start in 2021.

Warwickshire business group launched to tackle skills issue

The Employability Group has been established by the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and was borne out of discussions around a shortage of staff and skills at its Mid-Warwickshire branch meetings.

The group includes representatives from business, education and local authorities.

Plan to redevelop former Co-OP site to move forward

A plan to develop the site of a former supermarket in Warwickshire is set to be submitted later this year.

The site of the old Co-op in Priory Square, Studley, has been empty for more than a decade but now plans are set to move forward to redevelop the area.

 Letter sets out West Mids case for Channel 4

Business leaders, regional politicians and MPs from across the West Midlands have signed an open letter calling on Channel 4 to relocate to the region.

Sent to The Times, the letter has been signed by 82 people including West Midlands mayor Andy Street, Birmingham City Council leader Cllr Ian Ward, Jonathan Browning, chairman of Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Dudley North MP Ian Austin.

Award winning Warwickshire brewery raises glass to turnover success

Turnover at an award-winning Warwickshire brewery has jumped towards the £10m mark, according to newly filed accounts.

Purity Brewing Company, whose beers include Pure Gold, Mad Goose, Pure UBU, Longhorn IPA, Lawless Lager and Saddle Black, was founded at Upper Spernal Farm in 2005 by owners Paul Halsey and James Minkin.

Stoneleigh Park transformation work continues

Work is being carried out on an extensive demolition project at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, marking the next stage in the transformation of the estate.

Around 100,000 sq ft of redundant buildings are in the process of being knocked down to make way for future development.


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