Opt HR is proud to be backing Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.

We have recently joined so many other business owners and organisations in Coventry to support the bid which means we are contributing to the city’s effort to become UK City of Culture, a title currently held by Hull.

Rachel Wade, Founder and Director of Opt HR has been educated, lived, worked and now owns her own business in our great city.  Rachel says “I’m so proud to be part of the bid and Coventry most certainly demonstrates itself as a city with a wealth of culture and diversity which should be celebrated and recognised.  Coventry people have a true sense of community and support for each other across it’s demographics and now is a really exciting time for our city with so much development and life in the heart of the city centre and throughout the city.  We have a city to be proud of and to make our mark on the map of the UK would be incredible.”

Becoming UK City of Culture in 2021 would bring huge benefits to Coventry and the surrounding region, not only culturally, but socially and economically too.

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport set a deadline of February 2017 for cities to put themselves forward and now that deadline has passed, it has revealed that Hereford, Paisley, Perth, Portsmouth, St Davids, Stoke, Sunderland, Swansea, Warrington and Wells will be moving forward with a bid alongside COVENTRY.

Shortlisting has taken place during May/June of this year. Full and final submissions will be required from shortlisted cities by September.

The final decision on who is UK City of Culture 2021 will be announced in December.

The bid team need all of the support it can get on social media so make sure you are following @coventry2021 on Twitter and Instagram, as well as like its page on Facebook.