The Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards were held in October at the Ricoh Arena. A great evening for showcasing some of the regions finest assets. Amongst the winners were – The Belgrade Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre, Fargo Village, Coombe Abbey and the Merchants Inn.

Three special ‘global icon’ awards were also awarded to the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Ricoh Arena, and Coventry Cathedral.

Lady Cobham, chair of VisitEngland, was the special guest on the night. She said, Coventry and Warwickshire is home to an outstanding collection of arts, theatre, music and cultural venues. Visitors can delve into history and heritage that would rival any destination, from museums to grand castles, cathedrals, abbeys and stately homes, exploring remnants of Roman, Elizabethan or Victorian eras.’

September/October Coventry & Warwickshire in Business