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Manchester Development Plans 2017

July 12 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

Manchester Development Plans 2017 | Event


Attend this event to hear the Manchester Development Plans – Informing you are FIVE of Manchester’s leading development figures who will be presenting their investment/development plans for the next few years!

Join us at Manchester Hall (previously Freemasons Hall) in Manchester on Wednesday 12th July to hear the Development Plans for Manchester over the next few years and network with peers from the Construction & Property Industry!

In attendance will be Architects, Surveyors, Engineers, Project Managers, Business Development Managers, Solicitors, Lawyers and many more Construction and Property Professionals, there to hear about the Development Plans for Manchester and network with like-minded individuals.


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Event Format

  • 1530 – 1600; Registration
  • 1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
  • 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1930 – 2200; After Event Speakers Dinner (VIP TICKET HOLDERS ONLY)

VIP Tickets

We have an exciting new opportunity for you – buy a VIP ticket to this event and come to dinner straight after the event with the speakers who have accepted an invitation, see below.

Great food, good wine and excellent conversation.

VIP Ticket Privileges

  • FREE attendance at Speakers Dinner
  • Reserved seating in the front two rows at the event
  • Guaranteed tickets at Sold-Out events
  • Only 15 VIP Tickets available at each event
  • VIP Name Badges
  • Maximum two VIP Tickets per Company

Dinner Venue – aBode




Come to dinner and join:

  • Lynda Shillaw – Manchester Airports Group
  • Eamonn Boylan – Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Others to be confirmed



Chris Roberts, Chief Development Officer; Bruntwood

Chris joined Bruntwood in 1993 having completed a degree in Urban Estate Planning at Liverpool John Moores University.  Since joining Bruntwood, he has held roles in both the sales and development teams before becoming Development Director in 2004.  Chris was also responsible for establishing Bruntwood’s Leeds Office in 2005.

During his time at Bruntwood, Chris has led on several significant development projects, including West One in Leeds, Citylabs in Manchester and Booths Park in Knutsford and is currently leading the development activity within Corridor Manchester and at Alderley Park. He has also been responsible for leading several winning bids for joint development opportunities with the public sector.
Outside of Bruntwood, Chris is also a Governor at Cheadle Hulme School, holding the post of Director of Estates.


Guy Butler, Director; Glenbrook Property

Guy founded his career with 15 years at Grosvenor based in London. He worked on three main projects – Festival Place Basingstoke, Liverpool ONE and a £1bn development in Mayfair.

His expertise spans the whole investment and development process, from funding, purchase and sale, through to design, planning, financial appraisal and leasing.

Guy read Land Management at Reading University and European Property Investment at City University, regularly presenting on the development process to academia, such as Cambridge University and Oxford Brookes University. Guy is Chairman of the Chester Growth Partnership and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Philip Leech, Property Director; Urban & Civic

Philip, chief executive of Terrace Hill since 2005, joined Terrace Hill in 1993 and established and ran the north east office from 1994. He has been personally responsible for large parts of Terrace Hill’s regional development portfolio for the past 20 years. Philip continues to lead the enlarged Group’s commercial development activities.


Lynda Shillaw, Divisional CEO, Property; Manchester Airports Group

Lynda Shillaw joined Manchester Airports Group (MAG) as Divisional Chief Executive Officer for Property in June 2014.

Lynda joined from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership where she held the role of Director of Real Estate. The role at MAG reports to Group CEO Charlie Cornish, and oversees the group’s £641m property division across its four airports. The existing portfolio also includes the £1 billion Airport City development at Manchester Airport.

In October 2015, Lynda was responsible for the landmark visit of President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister David Cameron to Airport City and Manchester Airport, successfully launching the £130m China Cluster developments, along with a new direct route to Beijing – generating over 5,000 pieces of global media coverage and reaching over 2bn people.

Graduating in 1986 with a degree in Accountancy and Finance, Lynda has had a strong 20+ year career in the property industry, where she has headed Co-operative Estates plus roles at Lloyds Banking Group and BT where she worked for 18 years.

She has also held executive positions as a pension fund Trustee, an Environment Commissioner, a member of AGMA’s Business Leadership Council and a BT Regional Director. She is a Chartered Management Accountant with a degree in Accounting and Finance.


Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive; Greater Manchester Combined Authority


Manchester Development Plans 2017 | Details


July 12
1530hrs - 1900hrs
£65 - £2500


Manchester Hall (previously Freemasons Hall)


Event Ticket - Manchester Development Plans 2017£65.00Manchester Development Plans 2017; 1530-1900hrs; 6 July 2017, Manchester Hall

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VIP Ticket - Manchester Development Plans 2017£215.00Manchester Development Plans 2017; 1530-1900hrs; 6 July 2017, Manchester Hall

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Programme Sponsorship - Manchester Development Plans 2017£500.00

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Dinner Sponsorship - Manchester Development Plans 2017£1,000.00

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Exhibitor Sponsorship - Manchester Development Plans 2017£1,500.00

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Event Sponsorship - Manchester Development Plans 2017£2,500.00

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