About HelloCov.co.uk


HelloCov.co.uk hosts the digital web edition of HelloCov, Coventry’s original Instagram news source.

HelloCov was founded in 2018 “to create a free, accessible record of local happenings and occurences” in Coventry. The name HelloCov was inspired by the timely greeting Hello, and the openness and accessibility the noun represents.

In HelloCov’s first post, it was explained that “like the air we all breath, we aim to be open-source, accessible and always free.” It is this approach that leads the way we report happenings and occurences.

HelloCov is politically neutral and transparent in its reporting, which does not hinder the honesty in the news, reviews and opinions we share.

The Team


Our strength lies in the talent, experience and abilities of our people and the values that drive them.

Passion, curiosity, intrigue and optimism permeate our entire team.

These qualities allow us to thrive in a climate of stangnation that flows through the local media business, putting HelloCov at the forefront with constant reinvention, interpretation, adaptation and improvement.

Digital Manager:
Account Manager:

News Editor: Oliver Cole
Lifestyle Editor: Kaitlyn Sutton


HelloCov Newsroom


Find out about upcoming updates and what’s going on behind the scenes at HelloCov and in our wider network.

Britain's Second City
We’re expanding our network to Birmingham, Britain’s Second City.

This month, we’re launching a sister company: Britain’s Second City, based off the HelloCov model of free, accessible digital-only news, stories and opinions.

We chose Birmingham as, next to Coventry, it’s the other powerhouse of the West Midlands and the country’s second-fastest-growing city.

For now, while we establish and test the waters, Britain’s Second City we will be solely social-based, starting on Instagram, with a dedicated website to follow before the end of the year.

Featured Articles
We’re changing the way advertisements appear on our website.

As part of our commitment to keep HelloCov free and accessible, we are moving away from traditional display advertising in favour of sponsored written content.

We are dedicated to working with only the highest quality of advertisers who provide tangible value to our readers, and in line with this we feel that sponsored content will deliver better value to our readers.

Sponsored content will be clearly marked as a ‘Featured’, and still fit the usual style of content we publish.

No scams, no sensationalist headlines – only relevant, interesting Featured content. That’s our promise to you.