Chinese look to invest further in Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Chinese look to invest further in Warwickshire

CHINESE investors are looking to spend big in Warwickshire.

A coach full of senior businessmen and women recently visited the area and met a number of firms and organisations as part of a fact-finding mission.

And since the visit Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership has seen an increase in enquiries from China.

Managing director Craig Humphrey says he hopes it will lead to investment in the area.

He said: “They are all very interested in this region – Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider Midlands area is seen as a very strong place to invest.

“Over the past couple of years, we have really seen this interest grow – we are speaking to potential Chinese investors all the time and when it gets very serious, they want to come out into the market and see the opportunities in the flesh.

“We’ve worked with companies already in this area which have benefitted from Chinese investment and the feedback from this visit has already been extremely positive.

“China already has billions invested in the UK but there is a real hunger to increase that – estimates are that they will have invested £100billion in UK infrastructure by 2025. So when we have the opportunity to meet key individuals and organisations from China in this way, it’s absolutely vital that we make the most of it.”


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