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Durham Development Plans: Building Back Bigger, Better and Fairer

Thursday, 17th June 2021 1145hrs – 1330hrs

County Durham is undergoing a quiet metamorphosis with several multi-million pound inward investment focused development schemes baring fruition alongside a £145m wider, local authority lead package of regeneration projects. This event brings together the main voices behind the most exciting of the projects to share an insight into their future plans, development pipeline and economic impact.

  • Hear from some of County Durham’s key leaders driving the extensive economic development and regeneration opportunities
  • Learn more about the approach the North East’s largest local authority has to working in partnership with the private sector and how it is delivering major economic investment and development
  • See how the region’s biggest economy is driving recovery in North East England, how this will affect the built environment sector and the opportunities that will come forward for companies wanting to get involved in delivering regeneration

Speakers for this event include:

Stephen Willis,
Chief Financial Officer
Amy Harhoff,
Corporate Director for Economy, Economic Growth and Regeneration
Ed Twiddy,
Chief Customer Officer
Anton Curtis,
Managing Director
  • Durham County Council – responsible for delivering £145m worth of regeneration into County Durham in the next 12 months, Amy is a vastly experienced regenerator who has worked across the UK delivering place related improvement. As part of this event she will talk about their development strategy and the partners she is working with to deliver change.
  • Atom Bank – Atom Bank are a Durham based blue chip organisation with a major hand in supporting regional regeneration projects. Ed is passionate about the North East and will talk about founding and growing a business in Durham, their plans for the future and how his organisation is working to create a more equitable society.
  • Citrus Group – Citrus Group are the developers behind £300m Durham industrial development Integra61 which will be responsible for creating 4000 jobs for the region upon completion. The perfect example of blending economic growth with regeneration, Anton joins the event to talk about their plans, their great relationship with the local authority and his vision for the site.
  • Durham University – Currently delivering £700m worth of estates and infrastructure projects as part of their 10-year campus masterplan, Durham University are one of the UK’s leading education institutions. As part of this session Stephen will detail their future capital investment programme and how it links to wider destination creation in Durham.

Associate your brand with this Webinar and position your brand at the forefront of the discussion around the future development happening in Durham. 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 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: Future Development Plans – Durham £40.00

Attendee 1

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.


Thursday, 17th June 2021

1145hrs – 1330hrs

£40 – £40


Online – All in the Loop

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