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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
Richard Holden,
Project Manager
Rachel Perry,
Hynet Project Manager
Myles Kitcher,
Managing Director

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  • 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.
  • 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 NRE – 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.
  • Essar Oil – Essar Oil are in the process of developing two £750m blue hydrogen hubs in Stanlow and are integral to the council’s sustainable place vision. As part of this session, he will talk about the project in depth and also Essar’s commitment to net zero in the North West.

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 and URL a week or so before the event to gain access.

Main Stage

On here you’ll be able to navigate what is in our ‘Programme’ where our speakers, panels and discussions will take place. You’ll be able to get involved in the discussion, ask questions and more.

Networking Lounges

You can connect with the attendees in our networking lounges – video chatting with others at the event.

Exhibition Area

View our partners and sponsors, have a chat with them and learn more about their business.


Tickets are not currently available for this event.


Wednesday, 16th June 2021

1145hrs – 1330hrs


Online – All in the Loop

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