Why Coventry is the perfect place to do business
With a population of more than 360,000, Coventry is a growing city. An estimated 71,000 people commute into the city each day for work, with only 32,000 commuting out. So, what is it that keeps so many of us choosing Coventry as the place to live, work and do business?
Location, location, location.
We’re at the very heart of Britain’s transport network. In fact, 75% of England is within a 2-hour drive time of Coventry, meaning meetings have never been simpler. Plus, with convenient rail links, we’re able to offer an accessible location for a variety of businesses. Coventry is just 17 miles from Birmingham, so you can get here in just 20 minutes by rail and we’re an hour from London too. If flying is a necessity for your business then we’re perfectly positioned, with 3 airports within easy reach. From regional airfields like Coventry Airport to European travel from East Midlands Airport, Coventry is ideal for travel. For international and long-haul travel, Birmingham Airport is just 20 minutes away.
Innovation and ideas.
History has shown Coventry to be a centre for innovation, something it still boasts to this day. From the inventor of the bicycle, and the first penny-farthings through to building the world-famous London black taxi cabs and assembling Jaguars, Coventry has had a long-standing love affair with the transport industry. And it’s not just transport, with visionaries in the world of textiles, clock and watch manufacturing, and even being the first city in the world to twin with another, it’s fair to say that we’re an innovative and forward-thinking city.
A fresh, young talent pool.
If you’re on the hunt for talented young professionals, then Coventry is the perfect place to be. With sixteen universities within an hour of Coventry, and with home-grown talent from city colleges and universities it really is a great starting point to grow your team. With access to over 100,000 students from Coventry College, Coventry University, Warwick University and the surrounding areas, employers are able to upskill existing employees and discover the next generation of innovators.