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Emerald Chair new Digital Business Group

11 August 2018

Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership have established a new Business Group to support the growth of the region's digital and creative sectors, chaired by Emerald CEO Sarah Windrum.

Jonathan Browning, chair of the CWLEP, said: “We have companies undertaking cutting-edge work in digital industries and that should be reflected through our structure which shapes the investment decisions we make, all designed to help growth.

“Those companies are spread across a wide range of sectors but we felt it was important to draw them together and harness their capability as a key driver in the area.”

“I am very pleased that the Digital Creative Business Group is chaired by CWLEP board director Sarah Windrum, who is CEO of the Emerald Group, an IT and communications company based in Leamington.”

Sarah said the nature of digital development meant the group was far wider ranging than others formed by the CWLEP.

“Digital Creative is not a sector in Coventry and Warwickshire – it is a way of thinking that empowers us to shape the future for our region and for the world,” she said.

“The group includes representatives from businesses working in geo-spatial mapping, in games development, in digital design, in information technology and manufacturing.

“What brings us together is that we all use creative thinking and the power of technology to evolve the products and services we deliver.

“We are supported by Economic Development representatives from Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council, the CWLEP Growth Hub and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

“We will also build better partnership working with the invaluable academic research and testbed facilities we have at the Universities of Coventry and Warwick which are represented on the group.”

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