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Learn more about grants and funds with local advisor Phil Warwick
As your Coventry & Warwickshire CITB Advisor, a key part of my role is to ensure that all registered employers in my area are aware of the grants and funding that are available to help support you with your training plans.
With that in mind, I would like to invite you to attend a 1:1 meeting with me. These sessions can last up to one hour and are an excellent opportunity for you to see how CITB can support your business and how you can access the grants and funding that CITB offers for construction training.
The sessions are being held on:
29 January 2020 - Double Tree by Hilton, Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, CV2 2ST
5 February 2020 - The Millers, Twycross Road, Sibson, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, CV13 6LB
12 February 2020 - Hilton, A429 Stratford Road, Junction 15, M40, Warwick, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, CV34 6RE
4 March 2020 – Double Tree by Hilton, Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, CV2 2ST
11 March 2020 - The Millers, Twycross Road, Sibson, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, CV13 6LB
18 March 2020 - Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel, Clopton Bridge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, CV37 7HP
The venues are easily commutable within Coventry & Warwickshire and all come with free parking.
We have various times available for you to attend throughout the day and they are:
- 09:00 – 10:00
- 10:15 – 11:15
- 11:30 – 12:30
- 13:15 – 14:15
- 14:30 – 15:30
- 15:45 – 16:45
If you would like to keep a preferred date and time free and book one of these 1:1 sessions, please reply back via my email or mobile number (details below), advising me of your choice.
However, if you cannot attend on any of these dates and you would still like to meet with me to discuss the possible financial support available, please make contactand I will happily arrange a visit to your office at a convenient time for you.
If you wish to find out more about the grants and funding we offer for construction training please see:
What you can get funding for
I look forward to hearing from you and hope to meet up very soon.
Business support services
Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub
Launched in 2014, the Growth Hub has created approximately 2,400 jobs, added £89m in gross value and secured more than £65m in private sector investment for business. The Growth Hub also offers invaluable mentoring, financial advice, growth planning and networking opportunities all at no cost, and with the company’s commercial objectives firmly in mind.
See CWLEP website for details
Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce
The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce can provide free coaching and advice to individuals looking to start their own business, or those businesses in their first twelve months of trading. Support and advice includes:
- Free workshops providing insight into business planning, finance and marketing.
- Advice and guidance on aspects involved in setting up a business.
- One-to-one mentoring from a Business Adviser.
- Support on sourcing and securing financial assistance.
See the CW Chambers of Commerce website
Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme
The Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme provides one-to-one and one-to-many support activities, targeted at new start-ups and established businesses with growth potential. The support is provided by a range of experienced local providers and includes:
- support to people looking to start a business
- support to help established businesses address barriers to growth
- specialist sector support
- workshops, events and seminars to provide networking and supply chain opportunities
See Warwickshire County Council website for details
Funding to help your business grow
Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) funding
The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership offers a comprehensive package of grants and loans to businesses.
Local businesses with investment proposals are invited to complete an expression of interest form. The CWLEP and its partners will then work with you to identify the best fit. This could be one of the CWLEP’s funds or it might be a programme delivered regionally or nationally. Regardless, you will be guided through the process and, if your proposal is suitable, you will be helped to complete an application form.
Find out more on the CWLEP website
Business investment in Coventry
Support for new and existing businesses, start-ups and small, medium and large companies.
Warwickshire County Council - small capital grants
We offer small capital grants to small businesses with growth plans. The funding is part of a £2 million package of business loans and grants agreed by the county council to support Warwickshire’s businesses. Grants - of between £5,000 and £35,000 are available to micro and small businesses for capital projects.
For information and to apply for a grant contact the Business Investment Team
There are no training groups specifically for the Warwickshire area. You may want to contact a nearby group.
Midlands Construction Training Group
Area coverage: Construction Employers based in the Midlands
Key contact: Debbie Westwood
Tel: 07748 300796
Your local CITB Advisor
I started my career in construction as a trainee consultant engineer where I soon became one of the leads on designing the electrical schematics for new builds for the Burton Group.
I changed careers in the 1990s and entered the world of advice and guidance. The last 20 or so years have then been primarily in this field working across a variety of environments including DWP, schools, colleges and training providers.
I then chose to re-engage with the construction industry and utilise my skills in this area as well as my advice and guidance skills to become the CITB Advisor for Coventry & Warwickshire.
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