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Supporting a power shift from Westminster to the West Midlands

Paul Noon, pro-vice-chancellor for Enterprise and Innovation at Coventry University, welcomes the new West Midlands Metro Mayor and suggests a collective effort is required to help him achieve his ambitions for the region. (Originally posted on Insidermedia.com 10/05/2017) After months of campaigning with debate and discussions taking place across all four corners of the region and…

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Chancellor chooses Coventry’s ‘faculty on the factory floor’ to announce devo deal

5The chancellor George Osborne chose the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) in Coventry to announce the long-anticipated West Midlands devolution deal back in November. The institute – a collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing Group (UMG) – played host to the signing of the historic ‘devo’ deal by council leaders across the region.…