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Increasing investment interest in Coventry and Warwickshire from China

PUBLISHED: 11:14 04 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:14 04 October 2017

The Chinese delegation at the Growth Hub

The Chinese delegation at the Growth Hub

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Chinese investors are showing increasing interest in Coventry and Warwickshire as a strong region for investment, according to The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership

A delegation of key dignitaries and senior business people recently visited the area and met a range of firms, decision-makers and business organisations. Part of the visit included a tour of DIRFT, near Rugby, as their interest heightens in the logistics and e-commerce sectors.

Craig Humphrey, the managing director of the CWLEP Growth Hub, said: “I was delighted to be part of the group that welcomed the delegation from China to the region.

“There were a mix of managing directors, vice presidents, chair-people and owners of large corporations and they are all very interested in this region – Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider Midlands Engine area is seen as a very strong place to invest.

“We’ve worked with companies already in this area which have benefitted from Chinese investment and the feedback from this visit has already been extremely positive.

“China already his billions invested in the UK but there is a real hunger to increase that – estimates are that they will have invested £100billion in UK infrastructure by 2025.”

For more information visit the The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership here.

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