100 Events | 11 Sectors | 1000s of Attendees | Across the region
Warwick District comprises of the towns Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Whitnash and is steeped in history, culture and visitor attractions. The surrounding rural areas offer quaint buildings and fantastic countryside views.
Famous for the medieval castles of Warwick and Kenilworth, the District offers a unique and attractive location for residents and visitors alike. The towns provide superb parks and open spaces that host varied events throughout the year and create beautifully preserved areas for all to enjoy.
As a well-connected district, the good railway links and motorway access creates an opportunity for people to commute further afield. The towns are in easy reach of Coventry and Birmingham and only one hour from London. This is a key feature for business to business relationships and provides a transport option for visitors.
The unique range of local, independent retailers deliver an attractive shopping experience within the high streets and market towns. Visitors to Warwick District can expect to find a wide range of accommodation options, places to visit, fantastic food and drink and areas to explore.
Key Business Sectors
Warwick District is innovative and growing. It is home to successful international companies such as Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover, Calor Gas and Aga Rangemaster. The operational headquarters for National Grid were established in Warwick in 2004.
More recently, the area has proved to be an attractive business location for innovative companies such as Vitsoe and Ubisoft. This demonstrates the council’s appetite to move forward and encourage inward investment.
Key sectors include advanced manufacturing and engineering, automotive, digital creative and low carbon technologies. In particular, Warwickshire is home to the third largest games development cluster in the UK. The towns of Warwick, Leamington Spa and Southam make up the cluster known as Silican Spa, with over 60 studios directly employing some 2500 people. Local names include Codemasters, Playground Games, Exient and Sega Hardlight.
The vibrant digital and creative sector has a focus on design, software development, games, filmmaking, theatre and digital infrastructure. Well-known companies include IBM, Lanner, DCA Design, RSC and SEGA to name a few.
There has been significant infrastructure investment across the District. Improvements have been made to key junctions that connect the major employment sites at Warwick University and Whitley South for the Jaguar Land Rover Headquarters. The increase in employment sites has increased investment in housing.
The area is set to benefit from the investment being made by Government in High Speed 2 rail (HS2) with reference to the HS2 station and interchange. Significant investment is proposed to enhance the District’s leisure facilities and there will also be notable investment into community sports clubs in the towns. In Kenilworth alone there are plans for around 2000 new dwellings to be built by 2029 in addition to a new 8 hectare employment site with access directly off the A46.
19th November - 30th November 2018