Business is booming in Coventry’s vibrant Creative Quarter, as WEC and another international charity move in.
WEC International and Reall have brought more than 50 staff to join the digital and creative companies which have made Coventry’s bohemian area their home. The arrival of the two charities has added even greater energy and diversity to the area, and has left all local office space fully occupied – with estate agents still experiencing heavy demand from creative companies.
Reall has moved its 21 staff into new offices just around the corner from WEC, to continue its international development work. This work focuses on building affordable houses with good sanitation for people living in slum areas of Africa and Asia.
‘It’s a good time to come to Coventry and we want to be a part of what is happening here and make whatever contribution we are able to.’
And of course, twenty-five WEC staff have relocated to Coventry, marking a new chapter in our mission. We are determined to make a lasting difference throughout the UK, in over 90 other nations around the world, and in Coventry itself.
John Bagg, WEC’s UK Director, comments: “We chose Far Gosford Street because we liked the multi-cultural mix and the redevelopment work taking place. It has been wonderful to be embraced by the church community in Coventry and the local community around Far Gosford Street. It’s a good time to come to Coventry and we want to be a part of what is happening here and make whatever contribution we are able to.”
With WEC now settled in Coventry, we have a renewed sense of energy and purpose. Our sights are firmly fixed on the future – on what God would have us do next to reach the unreached in his name.
WEC is always looking for new members. If you want to be part of a vibrant and forward-looking organisation, seeking to extend the Kingdom of God, talk to us about how you could get involved.
Photograph: From the left, Karen Preece (Reall), Brian Harrabin (Complex Development Projects) and John Bagg (WEC International)