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#Covhour was started on 22nd August 2013 and was the first online networking hour for Coventry.  It was set up with the aim to help local businesses to connect, to share information and to support each other.  Now with a community of more than 10,500 followers in less than four years, we can safely say that this has been achieved!   

 

The unique thing about this online networking group is that it was started by a local Coventry woman Joanne Brooks and unlike most other groups she does not run her own business she is employed by a business in the City.  When asked about the reason she started #Covhour Joanne replied "I enjoy connecting people and I am so proud of the city having lived here all my life, that I wanted to do my bit and to give something back.  I have met so many wonderful people through #Covhour and although it is a big commitment running the networking hour every week, I just love it!"  

Joanne continues to host #Covhour every Thursday between 8 pm and 9 pm and so why not join in this Thursday? 

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April 30, 2019

Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend the Coventry Bid Team laid a treat with the Chocolate & Gin Festival. The #Covhour team thought it would be rude not to get in on the action so we took it in turns to take a look at what was going on. 

On the Friday Emma took her family into the town centre. They started by taking a look at the breath taking Knife Angel which is currently positioned outside Coventry Cathedral. The sculpture is fashioned from 100,000 kni...

April 27, 2019

Another week another fantastic restaurant opening Coventry City Centre! This time it was the turn of MOD, a pizza restaurant that fills one of the final spaces in Cathedral Lanes new restaurant quarter. 

MOD describes itself as ’the original superfast pizza experience. A pioneering fast-casual concept that puts you in the driver’s seat. Artisan-style pizzas and salads are individually sized, made on demand, and ready in just minutes.’

Jo, Kate & Emma couldn't wa...

April 10, 2019

From Sunday 17th to Sunday 24th March 2019 the people of Coventry came out for the Festival of Running which included the Children’s Mile, Toddler Dash, 5k and Coventry Half Marathon. This year’s event was bigger and better as Coventry is the European City of Sport for 2019. 

The children were up first on Sunday 17th March for the Children’s Mile. Over 2000 children and their parents descended on the War Memorial Park which was organised by the team from CV Lif...

March 14, 2019

Back in February Kate decided to nominate Jo for a Woman Who Award in recognition of the countless hours she puts into managing #covhour week in week out over the last 5 and a half years.

The Woman Who Achieve Awards are described as an opportunity ’to inspire and celebrate the achievements of Women in Business and Rising Stars of the future. The aim of the Awards is to encourage women to recognise their achievements, celebrate their successes, motivate others,...

February 7, 2019

With the City of Culture 2021 plans continuing to develop and European City of Sport there is definitely plenty to get excited about. 

Some exciting things to look out for…

European City of Sport 2019 

As part of the European City of Sport celebrations there will be an event taking place every weekend. These will range from City of Sport takeovers at the big sporting clubs to smaller sporting events from clubs around the city. 

Find out more information and sign u...

January 14, 2019

Coventry really is the place to be at the moment! Why with significant investment and City of Culture 2021 there is so much to get involved in. Using hashtags will help to get your business into the right conversations. 

At Piece of Cake Marketing we research hashtags to try and help us understand what will work best for our clients. If you’re a Coventry business these may be of interest to you! 

Obviously at the top of our list is #covhour, Jo has built a follo...

December 20, 2018

As we near the end on 2018 we look back on another fantastic year for #covhour and our wonderful city. 

We've sent thousands of tweets and now have in excess of 12k followers and we’ve hosted 3 fantastic #Covhourlive events.

Our first event back in March was held at the CET building, which we were lucky to view before it was closed for refurbishment.

Our second event in October was held at the Old Grammar School, home to Coventry BID.

Finally our third event took...

December 20, 2018

On a chilly night at the start of December we held our last #Covhourlive of 2018 at Smiths Nurseries & Garden Centre in Baginton. 

Christmas jumpers, bow making and Rudolph hoopla proved to be lots of festive fun. Mick, Tara and the team laid on a festive fayre of mulled wine and pastries in their winter wonderland. Santa made a surprise appearance and said there was still time for us to make it onto the nice list! Whilst we networked around 20 people created w...

November 26, 2018

On Thursday 22nd November the #Covhour team were out in force for the VIP opening of The Botanist in Coventry City Centre. 

This is an invite that we have all been majorly excited about and we were not disappointed. As you enter through what used to be the old entrance of Cathedral Lanes it is like walking into a new world. Our breath was taken away by the vast size of the venue and the brilliant use of the space. 

Step across the bridge that takes you over the...

November 22, 2018

For about the last 4 years as soon as we get to November the Nativity films have been a firm favourite in the Kavanagh household. My girls are always amazed that it was filmed in Coventry and so when we heard Debbie Isitt was creating a stage show and that we could see it at the Belgrade Theatre, we knew we had to attend. 

Nativity! The Musical didn't disappoint from the moment it started. Simon Lipkin staring as Mr Poppy played a pivotal role adding humour to...

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