Coventry and Warwickshire firms carried our torch at MIPIM, the international investment and property show in Cannes, France.

It was used to promote the area’s expertise in advanced manufacturing, with stories of personal achievement and contribution to our local community.

The torch was presented to Councillors Ann Lucas, Lynnette Kelly and Les Ratcliffe from Coventry and Warwickshire Place Board.

Premier Chairman, Denis Meagher: “In many ways, Premier Group winning the contract to produce the torch summed up the engineering heritage and manufacturing ingenuity which has been in Coventry and Warwickshire for a long time. It involved new processes, tight deadlines and quite a bit of pressure, but we delivered what has become an iconic product.”

“I am a proud Coventrian and if our torch can help the city and county at MIPIM, and I am more than happy to support it,” says Denis.