Coventry CORE celebrates the best of business

Coventry CORE celebrates the best of business

23 June 2014

The Coventry CORE was delighted to be part of a celebration of the best in the business in the city.

We joined more than 400 professionals in the iconic setting of Coventry Cathedral for this year’s Coventry Telegraph Business Awards.

A highlight of the evening was presenting the Coventry CORE sponsored Professional Services Award, which went to Inspire Insurance Services.

The independent commercial insurance broker based on Westwood Business Park, Coventry, impressed judges with its growth, market-leading vision and innovation.

Innovation is at the heart of our campaign to ‘Gig Up Coventry’, helping businesses in the city to innovate by giving them access to gigabit speed connectivity, and so it was fitting for us to support this award category.

Our transformation of Coventry into a Gigabit City will enable businesses to access internet speeds of One Gigabit per second – 100 times faster than the UK average – and benefit from an increase in productivity and efficiency, and significant cost savings.

The awards ceremony was a great opportunity to witness first-hand the incredible successes being achieved by businesses of all sizes and from all sectors throughout the city – and to be excited by the even greater heights that the Coventry CORE has the power to help them reach.

Among the 10 winners was Serious Games International, joint winners of the Manufacturing Award and overall winner of the highest honour, Company of the Year.

It was great to see Tim Luft, CEO of Serious Games International, collect both awards on behalf of a company that is at the forefront of using games technology to create business solutions.

At the recent launch of the Coventry CORE, Tim recognised the benefits that ultra-fast connectivity can bring to business.

He said: “As a technology company, connectivity and quality of service is central to our success and this is becoming increasingly true of many businesses in a data-hungry digital world.

“We spend a lot of time transferring enormous files and this network will unlock previously inaccessible levels of connectivity, speed and resilience. We’re proud to be based and operate out of Coventry and the establishment of the Coventry CORE only adds to that.”

Word is spreading fast about us opening up the state-of-the-art pure fibre network to city firms from this summer.

The response from the business and civic leaders that we spoke to at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards was once again really encouraging. It reflects the positive take-up to date with more than 100 businesses already registering their no-obligation interest to make sure their area is connected as the network is demand-led.

If you haven’t done so already, make sure you don’t get left behind and pre-register at

Picture Caption: Andy Starnes, City Development Manager for the Coventry CORE, is pictured presenting the Professional Service Awards to Leigh Mackey, managing director of Inspire Insurance Services.