A FAVOURED LOCATION FOR WORK, REST OR PLAY
Coventry and Warwickshire is a dynamic business region set in the heart of the country.
It is an area rich in commercial and industrial heritage which, combined with the development of new industries and technologies, has made it the perfect place to do business.
Simply, it is one of the best located areas in the UK.
Over one million people live within a 30 minute drive of Coventry. There are very regular train services to London, which is only an hour away from the city via the West Coast Main Line and only an hour and 10 minutes on the Chiltern Line from Royal Leamington Spa.
Coventry and Warwickshire sits in the heart of the motorway network, with the M6, M1, M40 and M42 all serving the area, while Birmingham airport is just a short drive away.
The locational advantage is just one of many ingredients that have made the area so attractive for business.
Major international names thrive alongside younger companies who use the rich knowledge base in the area to establish and grow.
Its two leading universities – Warwick and Coventry – are renowned in their fields and both have a strong reputation not only for the range and quality of their undergraduates but also for their links with innovation and business.
This pool of skills helps the area spawn companies and is a major magnet for attracting inward investment.
Manufacturing and engineering remains a strong sector with Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and MIRA all based in the area.
Coventry and Warwickshire has almost a tenth of all English motor manufacturing jobs and the second highest proportion of employment in advanced manufacturing and digital media.
While being a centre for industry and innovation, Coventry and the surrounding area is also a great place to live and visit.
Many of its attractions – Stratford-upon-Avon, The RSC, Coventry Cathedral and Warwick Castle – are international icons and ensure the area has a healthy and growing tourist industry. Coventry Transport Museum hosts the largest collection of British road transport history.
The area’s towns, such as Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford upon Avon, are packed with old world charm and are host to many leading retail names along with a massive range of independent shops and restaurants.
Stoneleigh Park is located in the very centre of this vibrant region.