Businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire have been urged to make the most of a major new online tool.
The new web portal for the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP has been officially launched at a major IT event at the University of Warwick.
The portal, which has been created by Leamington-based Noisegate Media, carries a wealth of relevant information for businesses in the area as well as outlining the work of the LEP.
It provides secure areas for the sharing of information between LEP board members and other authorised users as well as having the potential to develop videos to provide updates on LEP news.
It details the strategy of the LEP, outlines support services available in the area and showcases major events from partner organisations.
Tracy Westall, of SCC and chair of LEP IT and Media Group, told the 100 strong audience that a new portal would only thrive if people contribute.
“There is a massive amount of very useful information on all aspects of economic life in Coventry and Warwickshire, but the portal has been designed to be dynamic. We want business to use the information, but also to contribute their own content and to use the portal to its full potential.
“The LEP is about helping the local economy grow and we believe the portal can be a useful tool in helping that happen.”
Matt Charman, Google’s head of SME Enterprise Marketing for Europe Middle and Africa, Rhys Sharp, chief technical officer at SCC Manufacturing Group and Andrew Butt, of Stratford-upon-Avon-based Enable Software all spoke at the event which was held in the Digital Lab.