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East Midlands Major Developments 2013

Wednesday, 27th November 2013 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

The Council House, Nottingham, NG1 2DT

East Midlands Major Developments 2013 | Event

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Find out most things you need to know regarding major developments in and around Nottingham at one event!

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Event Format

  • 1400 – 1500; Sponsors Lunch (Invite ONLY)
  • 1515 – 1530; Registration
  • 1530 – 1600; Pre-Event Educational Presentation (PEEPshow)
  • 1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
  • 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1900 – Late; After Event Drinks


Tim Garrett; Director Innes Englandtim-garratt

I am a Chartered Surveyor and Director of commercial property consultants Innes England. Based in Nottingham I oversee the Asset management team in the firm and have experience in Landlord & Tenant, Property Management and Valuation. I am a Registered valuer. I also advise a number of Educational establishments – specialising in that sector. Until recently I was an APC Assessor for the RICS. Most of my work is undertaken in the East Midlands and I have worked in Nottingham for all of my professional life. I have an interest in Architecture (having started life as an Architectural Technician). I am an Academician at the Academy of Urbanism and I have published work on the issues surrounding value and sustainability. In my spare time I am Chairman of Nottingham Squash Rackets Club.


Mark Bielby; Development Director Miller Birchmark-bielby-large

Mark joined Miller Birch in 2004 as Development Director. He has over 26 years experience in property and property development. Previously he has worked with Donaldsons (Now DTZ), Wm Morrison Supermarkets, Halfords and Priority Sites. Mark has delivered large mixed use developments all over the UK including Erith in London, Letchworth, Northampton and Sheffield.

At Miller Birch, Mark has delivered over 2,500,000sq.ft. of industrial, office, retail and leisure development. He is particularly experienced in delivering large complex developments working in partnership with local authorities and public bodies. Flagship schemes include ng2 Business Park in Nottingham, where Mark has worked with Experian, Lloyds Banking Group, Specsavers, Speedo, Bank of England and Mercedes. Latterly Mark put together the impressive Trinity House development working with Nottingham City Council and E.on. This £30m office development, funded by Charles Street Buildings Group, comprising 105,00sq.ft, was the largest office pre-let outside London when signed in 2010 and was subsequently completed in October 2012.

Nick Ebbs; Chief Executive BlueprintNick Ebbs

Nick Ebbs is a director of Igloo Regeneration and Chief Executive of Blueprint, a partnership between Igloo and the Homes and Communities Agency. Igloo (an AVIVA managed investment fund) and Blueprint are specialists in the development of sustainable places and buildings and are responsible for a wide range of award winning projects across the UK including Nottingham Science Park , Green Street Nottingham, Phoenix Square in Leicester, Bermondsey Square in London and Porth Teigr Cardiff.

Nick is a chartered development and investment surveyor and is also a Director of Derwent Housing Association, a Trustee of Nottingham Contemporary and a Director of Broadway Cinema. Prior to joining Igloo Nick was a founder member of Innes England Consultant Surveyors, a property consultancy based in the Midlands where he was responsible for development and regeneration agency.

Nick is a Special Professor of Sustainable Development at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Nottingham University and is an external examiner at Nottingham Trent University (Built Environment). Nick also has a degree in Philosophy and Theology.

Ged O’Donoghue; Director of Estates; Nottingham Trent UniversityGed-ODonoghue



Tim Gregory; Corporate Director for Environment & Resources, Nottinghamshire County Counciltimgregory

Tim Gregory is the Corporate Director for Environment and Resources. As such he has responsibility for key operational services including Highways, Transport, Waste and Catering and Facilities Management. Most of these are high priority, public facing, universal services. He is also responsible for critical enabling and support services including Finance, Procurement, HR and Customer Services, ICT and Property.   Overall the net budget for these areas is circa £120M, around 23% of the authority’s net budget and the department employs 3000+ staff.

Tim joined the authority in May 2009 as Corporate Director – Corporate Services and took on the Environment responsibilities in December 2010. Previously Tim had worked for Wiltshire Council since 2005, where he had been Service Director ICT and Procurement, and for 2 years, the Programme Director for the creation for the unitary council.

Prior to this ,and for 27 years, Tim served in the Royal Marines leaving the service in 2005 as a Brigadier and as a Corporate Director in the Defence Communications Services Agency. In his career he served in all three commandos, in MOD HQ, in other headquarters roles and he was Deputy Defence Attaché in Washington DC.

David Bishop – Corporate Director of Development, Nottingham City CouncilDavid Bishop

Within Nottingham City Council, David Bishop is the Corporate Director responsible for all Development Services, including Economic Development and Employment, Planning, Transport, Property and Housing.  His priority remit is to ensure that Nottingham emerges stronger from the recession than its competitor cities with an enhanced reputation as the place to do business, with more and more local people employed in local jobs. He is accountable for the successful delivery of the Tram project, the delivery of the city Growth Plan, the City Deal, and the new Council House building programme amongst other things.

David has worked at strategic level in Local Government for more than a decade initially in Wales, and prior to this post, for six years as Strategic Director – City Development in Bristol.  A Chartered Civil Engineer who graduated from Nottingham University, and then took a Masters in Business Administration from Henley Management College, David is also on the National Management Committee of ADEPT (the Association of Directors of Economy, Environment, Planning and Transport).

Pre-Event Educational Presentation (PEEPshow)

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Rob Brown runs workshops on business networking, trust, likeability and executive presence to help you sell yourself, your vision, your stuff and your ideas. For you, that means you are more INFLUENTIAL, more CONNECTED, more VALUABLE and more VISIBLE. When people ‘buy you’ they’ll also sell you and recommend you. That means you get more referrals, a great reputation and positive word of mouth. It’s all about building and leveraging powerful networks.


East Midlands Major Developments 2013 | Details



Wednesday, 27th November 2013
1530hrs - 1900hrs


The Council House, Nottingham
NG1 2DT + Google Map


Built Environment Networking Ltd
0113 251 5703