Coventry is a hot bed for business growth

Earlier this month, we were delighted along with the rest of Coventry and Warwickshire to welcome the news that Coventry has been named the UK’s City of Culture for 2021.

It’s great to get some good news and an opportunity to boost the local economy, tourism, access to the arts and civic pride.

We know from an early survey by the bid team that 80 per cent of residents supported the bid, and around 150 businesses gave the bid financial support, which could well have differentiated Coventry from the other cities on the shortlist.

While the support for the city’s bid from the business community has been unparalleled, there was more good news this month from the Barclays SME Growth Factors Index which placed Coventry as the third best place in the UK to start a business due to favourable conditions for growth. These include business rate relief, infrastructure, broadband speed and labour productivity, which are essential to boosting business productivity and growth.

Upgrade your business internet with free installation of gigabit broadband

We’re proud suppliers of the government-backed Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, which means we can supply free installation of some of the fastest broadband available across the UK, up to the value of £3000. So much so, we were the first company in the region to issue a voucher to a local business, and were delighted to provide 67% of the vouchers issued in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage the uptake of fibre infrastructure in the UK by reducing the upfront cost to customers.


Click to visit our gigabit knowledge hub


What could full fibre broadband do for your business?

  • Upload and download massive files in a matter of seconds
  • Grow your business by being able to access the latest and best online tools and software to make you more efficient and competitive
  • Increase your business’ resilience and reliability with unparalleled Internet speed and reliability
  • Future proof your business, allow for scalable growth and compete with London and other major cities

So, what are you waiting for? Get ahead of the game and upgrade your business infrastructure today.

For more information on the DCMS Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, visit our gigabit knowledge hub here.

Monday, 18th December 2017