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Norman Hay plc pledges support for Coventry’s City of Culture 2021 bid

Coventry-based Norman Hay plc, has declared its support for Coventry’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021 by being one of the first corporate sponsors to join the 2021 Club.

The global industrial coatings, sealants and engineering group has been based in Godiva Place, Coventry for more than 25 years. Now in its 70th anniversary year, the company is relocating to a new purpose-built head office in Lyons Park – underlying its long-term commitment to the city.

Left to right: Vic Bellanti and David Burbidge

Left to right: Vic Bellanti and David Burbidge

The company has also recently reaffirmed Coventry’s place on the map by being recognised for a third consecutive year in the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain – one of only two companies in the West Midlands to achieve this feat.

A successful bid promises to bring significant social and economic benefits to the area alongside cultural recognition. In order to secure the bid, the city is running various events throughout the year in an effort to engage local residents in cultural activities.

Vic Bellanti, CEO of Norman Hay, said: “We are proud to support the Coventry City of Culture 2021 bid. Coventry has progressed majorly in recent years and it would be fantastic to see it flourish further and continue to provide growth opportunities for local residents and businesses.”

The initiative is led by David Burbidge, Chairman of Coventry City of Culture Trust and also Chairman of Burbidge Kitchens. David commented: “The support of companies like Norman Hay is essential to the success of the bid. The campaign is really starting to gain momentum and place our city as a strong contender. However this is just the beginning of our fundraising efforts – we need as many businesses as possible to come on board to ensure we deliver the best possible bid for Coventry.”

For more information on how you can support Coventry’s City of Culture bid go to

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