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07 December 2016

Coventry Bid Announced as Headline Sponsor

Coventry Business Improvement District (BID) has been announced as the headline sponsor for Coventry & Warwickshire First’s FirstPro 2017 and the inaugural YoungPro 2017.

“One of our key roles is to promote the city centre as a great place to work and do business,” explained Trish Willetts, Manager of Coventry BID, “so we’re delighted to support YoungPro and FirstPro. These awards celebrate the talent amongst the current leadership of the professional services sector in the region as well as that of the next generation.”

Coventry BID is a partnership between the businesses in the city centre and Coventry City Council. Its purpose is to promote, develop and elevate Coventry city centre as a place to work, visit and do business.

Whilst nominations for FirstPro 2017 do not open until the new year, the hunt for YoungPro 2017 is on now. Launched this year, YoungPro 2017 is dedicated to celebrating the talent amongst the next generation of leaders in the professional services sector.

There are five categories in YoungPro – Legal, Finance, Banking, Property and Business Services. Each category winner will combine superb performance in the workplace with a commitment to the region and the all-important and intangible x-factor.

The winners will be announced at a Gala Reception, being held at St Mary’s Guild Hall, Coventry on Friday 27 January.

The YoungPro category winners will automatically be the finalists in the Young Professional category of FirstPro 2017; winning a category is the only route to the shortlist for Young Professional category of FirstPro 2017.

Nominating a talented young professional is easy. Visit Coventry & Warwickshire First’s website for more information or email the organisation’s executive support, Angela Tellyn at