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Nuneaton and Bedworth
Nuneaton and Bedworth consists of the densely populated towns of Nuneaton and Bedworth, the village of Bulkington and the green belt land in between. It has a population of just over 120,000. The author George Eliot was born on a farm on the Arbury Estate just outside Nuneaton in 1819 and lived in the town for much of her early life.
Like North Warwickshire, this area had a very strong coal industry in the 17th century and in the first national census in 1801 Nuneaton was reported to be one of the largest towns in Warwickshire.
During the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, Nuneaton developed a large textile industry. Other industries which became popular in the area included brick and tile making and the brewery trade. Although these industries have largely declined since the war, newer electronics and distribution industries have since become and remain major economic activities.
Due to its excellent location and connectivity, it has become a popular place to live for people travelling to nearby Coventry and Birmingham for work.
Key Business Sectors
Nuneaton and Bedworth boasts a number of major businesses such as Holland and Barratt, Dairy Crest, Triton Showers, MIRA and Gibbs Aquada. Nuneaton is also home to many well-known names housed in its Ropewalk and Abbeygate Shopping Centres.
The greatest proportion of the population in Nuneaton and Bedworth are employed in skilled trades. Other areas with a high percentage of jobs include technical and professional occupations. There are a significantly higher number of people employed in sales and customer service occupations compared to other districts.
Nuneaton and Bedworth can claim the second highest business survival rate after one year in the region.
19th November - 30th November 2018