Coventry has been named as the UK’s next City of Culture, beating Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea for the 2021 title.
Throughout Coventry’s bid, Pertemps have supported the city every step of the way as proud Gold Bid Development Sponsors.
The government chooses a new destination every four years to help tourism and boost the economy in a chosen city. Coventry will be taking over from Hull as City of Culture in 2021.
Being named as City of Culture will bring a multitude of benefits to Coventry. As well as the coveted title, there’s a £3million Heritage Lottery Fund grant, national recognition and media coverage, anything up to £1billion of investment and scores of new jobs. As a recruitment company, we welcome a boost in jobs with open arms and this will be a great opportunity for thousands of people in the area.
Pertemps Lifetime President, Tim Watts, said: “I am over the moon to hear Coventry has been named as City of Culture 2021. This will bring great things to the city and will be fabulous for the area. Pertemps Head Office has been based at Meriden Hall, Coventry, for 25 years and we’re proud of the heritage and culture in the area.”
Coventry has tons of cultural claims to fame, including Warwick Arts Centre, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum and the Belgrade Theatre. It’s also the home of the UK’s first Shop Front Theatre and boasts the country’s largest free family music festival – Coventry Godiva Festival.
Being given the prestigious title means Coventry will be seen as an upcoming city for start-up businesses and its reputation will be revitalised.
Congratulations to Coventry from everyone at Pertemps! We’re excited to see what the future brings.