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Coventry businesses given lowdown on investments ahead of 2021

David Penn (Front, Centre) with members of the branch committee

Coventry companies have been given an insight into major investments that will help to prepare the city for 2021.

The Coventry branch of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce met at the Belgrade Theatre to discuss the latest developments in the city.

The assembled businesses heard from Helen Hotchkiss, of the Belgrade Theatre, and Leigh Hunt, of CityFibre, on how both were helping to gear Coventry up for 2021.

Helen shared plans for a £4.7 million redevelopment project at the theatre that it aims to complete by 2020.

And Leigh described how City Fibre’s £60m roll-out of full fibre broadband across the city will bring economic, social and cultural benefits ahead of the city’s year as UK City of Culture.

David Penn, the chair of the Chamber’s Coventry branch, said: “There’s a great deal of anticipation as we approach 2021 and we have heard recently about investments into the city from Government and organisations such as the Arts Council.

“The work being carried out at the Belgrade Theatre and the roll out of fibre across the city are two great examples of how Coventry will be better placed going into 2021 and beyond that.

“We are grateful to both Helen and Leigh for sharing their latest plans and the positive effect they will have on Coventry.”

The meeting also heard how firms in the city can benefit from free IT and broadband advice from the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

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