Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, paid a glowing tribute to its location for its part in the company’s international success at a Coventry and Warwickshire Showcase event at The Shard in London.
The showcase was organised by the Coventry and Warwickshire Place Board and highlighted the business opportunities in the area to around 150 leading national figures from various industry sectors.
Speth said: “Coventry and Warwickshire is among the top 10 per cent of the fastest-growing economic areas in the country, with a Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy of £17.8 billion.
“I am convinced that the role of Coventry and Warwickshire as a partner, supporter and business location has helped Jaguar Land Rover immensely.”
Pictured – left to right – Jonathan Browning (CWLEP chairman), Cllr Izzi Seccombe (Leader of Warwickshire County Council), Ralf Speth (Jaguar Land Rover), Cllr Ann Lucas (Leader of Coventry City Council) and Les Ratcliffe (Chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Place Board)