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Cheshire West and Chester: Developing a World Class Location For Net Zero Growth

Wednesday, 16th June 2021 1145hrs – 1330hrs

Ellesmere Port in west Cheshire is at the centre of the UK’s next generation energy sector, driving forward the emerging hydrogen economy and working across sectors to build the UK’s first net-zero industrial cluster.  The industrial area is set to become a world-class location bringing together industry, academia and R&D to decarbonise– making Ellesmere Port a number one place to invest, locate and commercialise. This session explores all the development opportunities and plans that are getting put together by the region’s major stakeholders.

Speakers for this event include:

Gemma Davies,
Director of Economy and Housing
Jeff Ovens,
Managing Director, UK and Europe
Rachel Perry,
Hynet Project Manager
Myles Kitcher,
Managing Director
  • Cheshire West & Chester Council – with over £2bn of regeneration taking shape across Cheshire West and Chester in the coming decade, it’s an exciting time for the borough. A plethora of effort is going into making the region a zero climate, sustainable hub with a string of major energy related projects including the £600m waste to fuel plant, a raft of high street and town centre investment projects and the development of world class living spaces and communities. Gemma joins the event to outline their world class economic growth strategy and discuss how the area will evolve in the coming years.
  • Fulcrum BioEnergy – Fulcrum BioEnergy have recently signed a deal to develop a £600m waste-to-fuel plant at Ellesmere Port on the site of the Essar Oil Stanlow Refinery. This game changing zero carbon project is at the forefront of UK “build back better” ambitions and as part of the session Jeff will set out the details of the scheme and the transformational change it will deliver for the North West.
  • Progressive Energy – Progressive Energy develop projects which reduce carbon emissions across industry, homes and transport – the hard-to-reach sectors.  The team are particularly focused on hydrogen and capturing and storing carbon (CCS).  They are the lead developer of HyNet North West – a clean energy project which is centred Cheshire West and Chester.  Rachel will talk about projects which are needed to realise net zero Cheshire
  • Peel Environmental – Peel Environmental – part of Peel L&P – and Waste2Tricity have received planning consent from Cheshire West & Chester Council for a £7m waste plastic to hydrogen facility at the 54-hectare Protos site near Ellesmere Port. The development will see 14 full time permanent jobs created at Protos with over 100 jobs created in the North West during fabrication and construction. It will transform how plastic waste is dealt with in the region, treating up to 35 tonnes of unrecyclable plastics a day and using it to create a local source of hydrogen. This hydrogen could be used as a clean fuel for buses, Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and cars, helping to reduce air pollution and improve air quality on local roads. The facility would also generate electricity which could be provided to commercial users via a microgrid at Protos, helping to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Peel Environmental is looking at developing a closed loop solution at Protos where plastics are recycled on-site with the leftover material used to create hydrogen.

Associate your brand with this Webinar and position your brand at the forefront of the discussion around the future development happening in Cheshire West and Chester. We have various partnership packages available, including opportunities to speak on the webinar, allowing you to present your message to your target audience and receive maximum brand awareness and impact. Packages available include:

Package Chair/ Speaking Opportunity VIP Access Cost (+VAT)
Webinar Partner Yes Yes £1,500 View Details
Exhibitor Partner Yes £500 View Details

Webinar Partner


Be at the forefront of the webinar – with a speaking slot on the panel and prime branding throughout the webinar and post/pre event communications. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be seen as a leading figure within the industry. Benefits include:

  • Be positioned as the ‘Webinar Partner’ and have your company name in the title of the event
  • Sponsor an existing event or work with us to develop a bespoke title/agenda/panel of speakers
  • Request Built Environment Networking to invite speakers of your choice to join the panel
  • Targeted marketing campaign aimed at attracting your target audience to the event – whether it be company types, regional companies or job titles/level of attendee.
  • Chair or speak on the panel
  • Option to do a 5-minute introduction to the panel or deliver a thought leadership presentation
  • Included within pre-conference speaker communications including speaker briefing calls
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists, and excellent way to establish rapport and build relationships
  • Exhibition space
  • 15 tickets for the webinar for your business or client contacts
  • Access to the video footage from the webinar
  • Branding: on the webinar, website, press release, emails promoting the event and more
  • One editorial or case study shared through our website news section and social channels
  • Chairman’s thank you in the opening and closing speech on the webinar

Exhibitor Partner


Become an exhibition partner for this event to get exhibition space and branding before, during and after the event with benefits including:

  • Exhibition space at the interactive webinar
  • Five tickets for your business or client contacts
  • Access to the VIP speakers room – connect with the speakers before and after the event
  • Access to the video of the webinar
  • Branding including on the webinar, on the website, all emails prior to the event and more.
  • One editorial or case study shared on our news section and promoted through social media
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing webinar speech

Our online webinars will merge our face-to-face events with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, an exceptional panel discussion and debate, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall. The agenda and programme will run as follows:

11:45-12:00 – Networking & Exhibition

12:00-13:00 – Main Stage: Speakers, Presentations, Discussion and Debate

13:00-13:30 – Networking & Exhibition

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online webinars…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where the webinar will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.


Just like a real event you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.


Event Ticket: Cheshire West and Chester – Developing a World Class Location For Net Zero Growth £40.00

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Attendee ticket price: £40

Bulk buying? Buy five or more webinars / online events and get 20% off – simply use discount code ONLINE5 at the checkout.


Wednesday, 16th June 2021

1145hrs – 1330hrs

£40 – £40


Online – All in the Loop

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