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Focus on Transforming Nuneaton with our second key speaker for the Nuneaton and Bedworth Business Expo!

Published on Monday, 3rd June 2019

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Regeneration adviser and former director of City Development for Coventry, John McGuigan will be guiding us through the Transforming Nuneaton initiative.

Transforming Nuneaton is a long term scheme aimed at boosting economic growth and jobs, rejuvenating the town centre and further improving the quality of life for residents. The scheme is a partnership between Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council, using funding provided by the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).

John will talk through what is required to deliver Transforming Nuneaton, in alignment with the requirement of the local people and organisations and will be highlighting the opportunities that are presented by the scheme.

As well as being a qualified CIPFA accountant, John spent 25 years in economic development focussing on planning and regeneration and 15 years as Director of City Development, before retiring in 2010. John continues to be involved in a voluntary capacity in many regeneration and cultural/arts schemes, is an Adviser to the C&W Chamber of Commerce and for the last 18 months has acted as an Adviser to the Transforming Nuneaton initiative.

John said:

“Transformation” is a very powerful and challenging word....because it demands real action and tangible change. Town and city centres will only exist if people, organisations and communities want and need them to exist. That’s why Nuneaton town centre must be “transformed”... to deliver what is needed and sustainable in the 21st century not the 19th.

“The TN initiative has identified the capacity and opportunity to help bring forward more than £400M of diversified new investment that can create real and tangible change. But it will only work if people make it work! Be part of Nuneaton’s future, come and see how you can help.”

For the latest news on the Transforming Nuneaton programme, please go to and follow @NBBCouncil and @Warwickshire_CC on Twitter.

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