OCT 00] COVENTRY
CENTRE FOR INVESTMENT NEWS
Jobs Quest Gives Food For Thought
from Coventry’s Centre for Investment will be trying to rustle up a
tasty treat for food manufacturers at a major conference next week.
will be making the city look an appetising proposition to firms
looking to set up new plants at SIAL 2000.
bi-annual International Exhibition of Food is held in Paris and
attracts exhibitors from Europe and the United States.
of the Inward Investment Team will be targeting several American
companies at the show who known to be considering investing or
expanding into the United Kingdom.
food sector has been earmarked as a tasty prospect for Coventry as it
is expanding. In return, those responsible for promoting the city
believe its central location and good communications make it an
attractive place to move to.
such as Geest Bananas, Walkers Crisps and more recently Mission Foods
are among those which have moved to Coventry.
Foods decided to not only open a factory, but base their European
headquarters in their Canley plant, and cited the city’s central
location as being vital to their decision.
the show Coventry Centre for Investment will be working closely with
Mission Foods and with the Regional Development Agency - Advantage
West Midlands at a hospitality event.
Dave Batten, cabinet member (Development and Renewal), said:
has the right mix of ingredients to attract differing types of food
companies to the city. And we
will be working alongside Advantage West Midlands to promote the
area to companies that are seriously considering relocating or
expanding in the food sector.
will also be hosting a special event at the British Embassy in Paris
where we will explain why Coventry is the very best location, with
the very best workforce and the very best road and rail links in the
country when it comes to food companies."