Destination Coventry is a two-year proof-of-concept collaboration between Coventry City Council and Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce. Our Oversight Board includes representatives from the Council, the Chamber, the City of Culture Trust, the Business Improvement District, Visit England and the private sector.
We represent the city’s valuable tourism, leisure and hospitality sector, which generates¹ almost £600 million, supports circa 7,000 jobs, and attracts over 10 million visitors annually.
Working closely with sector members, local and national partners and the broader industry, we are committed to the successful and sustainable development of tourism, leisure and hospitality in Coventry and the wider region.
¹ STEAM 2019
Working For You
Our friendly, professional and knowledgeable team works tirelessly to introduce you to the world and bring the world to you!
We are Destination Coventry:
Paul is Managing Director of Destination Coventry and our launch sees the culmination of months of passion and hard work to get us to where we are today. He’s incredibly proud of the team and the work we do to support and grow Coventry’s visitor economy.
Whilst he’s a proud Brummie, Paul has lived and worked in Coventry for longer than he ever did in Birmingham, moving here in the 1990s when he met his wife, Lisa.
Cathy leads both the Visit and Conference teams and is a lady on a mission to drive tourism business to Coventry.
She’s our international jetsetter and just loves to travel – even her wedding was overseas in Malaysia, where she walked down the aisle to the Spice Girls singing: “Tell me what you want, what you really, really want!”
Zoë works on business tourism for the Conference brand, focusing on promoting the region’s meetings and events sector. She strives to look for new opportunities to make Coventry and Warwickshire stand out from the rest.
With a background in event management, Zoë always loves a great project to get stuck into. She is our Gryffindor of the team!
Cam works on driving business tourism into Coventry and Warwickshire, mainly working on our Conference brand. Being a Coventry local, he enjoys being able to actively support the growth of the region as a destination of distinction for business tourism.
Although he worked for Birmingham City FC before he joined us, he’s a passionate Coventry City FC supporter!
Vicki works on the Visit brand, and her role focuses on maximising the number of visitors to the city and working with the broader team, travel trade, press and influencers, to drive exposure and destination awareness.
Vicki moved to the UK four years ago and truly loves living in Coventry. She is fluent in Spanish, loves salsa dancing and has a passion for cooking dishes from South America.
Abbie works as part of the marketing team, mainly on the Visit brand, helping promote Coventry as a tourism destination of choice. Abbie loves all things marketing and is committed to helping promote businesses through digital and printed marketing, highlighting the best of Coventry to the rest of the UK and beyond.
Abbie believes paradise is a library, with endless tea and coffee!
Dan works on the Visit brand, predominantly focusing on digital assets. He aims to help promote Coventry’s great tourism offering with modern and engaging digital content. Dan’s career highlight has been his production of a video for our Explore Coventry campaign. The video showcases the city’s exciting tourism offering and was pushed via our social channels, YouTube and Sky TV, where it has gathered over 500,000 views across all platforms to date.
Chris is an independent event and business tourism consultant with nearly 30 years’ experience managing trade events and venues. For the last 12 months, Chris has worked with Paul and the team to help shape the Destination Coventry membership proposition. He’s passionate about making Coventry & Warwickshire one of the most attractive destinations for events of all shapes and sizes.
Chris is a “Shropshire Lad” born and bred and still lives there, but has worked in and around Coventry and Warwickshire for the last four years – just can’t keep him away!
Alex works in the membership team for C&W Chamber of Commerce and Destination Coventry. He is here to answer all your questions regarding the two companies’ membership propositions. So if you are looking to network, market your company, or if you need any assistance in making introductions to other members of either organisations – just call Alex.
Alex will try any type of food and is always ‘up’ for trying food from all around the world, and as his fiancé loves nothing more than to cook, he loves coming home to see what culinary delights await him.