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Northern Powerhouse Development Conference; In association with Clear Futures

Tuesday, 22nd February 2022 0800hrs – 1700hrs

Manchester Central, Manchester M2 3GX, UK

Over £60bn worth of regeneration, the development of more than 200,000 new homes, the creation of 22,000+ jobs and £billions in infrastructure projects are set to be discussed at this event.

The Northern Powerhouse is worth £339bn to the UK economy with hundreds of billions extra earmarked for development across a plethora of towns and cities.

With the recent news regarding HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail there are many questions to be answered, and uncertainty remains around replacement projects and investment – discussion about future strategy is more important than ever.

This conference brings together local authority regeneration figureheads with the private sector investors and developers to talk about future projects while also discussing collaborative approach to a range of opportunities and challenges that the region faces.

Topics to be discussed:

  • 4,500-acre Teeswork regeneration
  • Bruntwood’s £1.5bn investment programme
  • CERT Property’s latest 30-storey build
  • Sheffield schemes totalling £1.5bn
  • £36bn Northern Powerhouse Rail plans
  • Manchester’s new £bn HS2 station
  • Muse’s £1bn Wirral regeneration
  • £800m Salford University expansion
  • £4bn of Leeds city centre projects
  • Muse’s £2.4bn pipeline
  • £800 million Climate Innovation District in Leeds
  • Intel on Citu’s ‘Kelham Central’ development
  • Intel on next phases of Thorpe Park Leeds
  • SGI’s £1bn Middlewood Locks scheme
  • Sheffield Hallam’s 20 year, £800m masterplan
  • £500m of future Harworth projects
  • Bev Craig’s laid out vision for Manchester
  • £1bn of road infrastructure by National Highways
  • Schemes unlocked by Humber Freeport
  • 11,000 new homes by Great Places Housing
  • Pagabo’s £10bn developer-led framework
  • Update on the £1bn Middlewood Locks scheme
  • New city centre scheme by Sheffield Hallam
  • £2bn West Yorkshire Mass Transit system
  • £23m Burnley Pioneer Place scheme
  • The £1bn A66 upgrade programme
  • The West Yorkshire Mass Rapid Transit
  • Sheffield’s £470 million Heart of the City project
  • And much more…

Speakers for this event include:

08:00-09:00 Breakfast & Networking
09:00-09:30 Conference Welcome and Keynote Speaker; Sponsored by Clear Futures

A top regional stakeholder will open the event with an inspirational keynote, setting the tone for the conversation to come.

Clear Futures; Rob Holt, Director of Clear Futures and Director of Strategic Services, Robertson

09:30-10:30 Session One: Levelling Up in the Northern Powerhouse – What Does it Mean and How Can It Be Delivered?; Sponsored by Clear Futures

Regional policy makers come together with national government and key development voices to define the different ingredients required to levelling up the North equitably in the coming decade.

Chair: AECOM; Richard Green, Director Urban Advisory Lead UK & Ireland and Regional Leader (North of England) UK & Ireland Building & Places

Harworth Group; Lynda Shillaw, Chief Executive

Manchester City Council; Cllr Bev Craig, Leader

Leeds City Council; Cllr James Lewis, Leader

Transport for the North; Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive

10:30-11:05 Break & Networking

For our in-person delegates you’ll be able to grab refreshments and build commercially rewarding relationships within this networking period.

For our online delegates we’ll have a Roaming Cam where Conference Host Phil Laycock will talk live with sponsors, exhibitors, delegates and speakers live from the conference floor.

11:05-12:15 Session Two: Building a Net Zero Northern Powerhouse; Sponsored by Mott MacDonald

A group of innovative and green developers showcase their forthcoming net zero development and placemaking projects and talk about the challenges facing Northern towns and cities as they accelerate towards carbon neutrality

Chair: Mott MacDonald; Clare Wildfire, Global Practice Lead – Cities

Muse Developments; Phil Mayall, Board Director

Tees Valley Combined Authority; Julie Gilhespie, Group Chief Executive

Hull City Council; Cllr Daren Hale, Leader

Business Growth Hub; Amy House, Head of Green Technology and Services Sector

12:15-13:00 Lunch & Networking

For our in-person delegates you’ll be able to grab refreshments and build commercially rewarding relationships within this networking period.

For our online delegates we’ll have a Roaming Cam where Conference Host Phil Laycock will talk live with sponsors, exhibitors, delegates and speakers live from the conference floor.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Solving the Housing Crisis – Northern Powerhouse Major Build to Rent and Housing Projects; Sponsored by – Stantec

A host of major developers, BtR providers and senior housing association voices come together to talk about their future major residential focused projects and how they see the housing sector evolving in the coming years.

Chair: Stantec; Susan Emmett, Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Market Insight

CERT Property; Howard Lord, Managing Director

Great Places Housing; Helen Spencer, Executive Director of Growth

Citu; Jonathan Wilson, Development Director

14:00-14:30 Break & Networking

For our in-person delegates you’ll be able to grab refreshments and build commercially rewarding relationships within this networking period.

For our online delegates we’ll have a Roaming Cam where Conference Host Phil Laycock will talk live with sponsors, exhibitors, delegates and speakers live from the conference floor.

14:30-15:30 Session Four: Developing World Class Campuses and the Role Universities Play in Modern Society; Sponsored by Pagabo

Leading universities and further education establishments from across the region join us to discuss the role they are playing in creating the jobs and skills of tomorrow, supporting business and developing futureproofed campuses.

Chair: Pagabo; Karen Carter, Regional Manager, Scotland and North of England

Sheffield Hallam University; Professor Kevin Kerrigan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and Enterprise

Newcastle College Group; Liz Bromley, Chief Executive

York St John University; Professor Karen Bryan, Vice Chancellor

University of Leeds; Professor Jeff Grabill, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Education

Northumbria University; Simon Newitt, Chief Financial Officer

15:30-15:50 Best Practice Presentation; The Impact of Business Support on Cities and Towns – The Growth Company/GC Business

In their role as one the largest providers of business support, skills and employment services in the country, The Growth Company has been levelling-up communities throughout their 30-year history. In this session they’ll highlight the work they’re doing to enable growth and create jobs. In addition, they’ll talk about the role of GC Business – tasked with expanding the offerings to support businesses and localities.

The Growth Company; Andrew Toolan, Senior Consultant

15:50-16:50 Session Five: Major Regeneration and Placemaking Projects; Sponsored by IBI Group

The North’s biggest developers and investors showcase their major development plans while also talking about issues such as re-imagining town centres, futuristic infrastructure needs and how to create healthier, smarter, greener place

Chair: IBI Group; Peter Ridley, Director

Bruntwood; Jessica Bowles, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Maple Grove Developments; Karen Hirst, Managing Director

National Highways; David Haimes, Regional Investment Programme Director

Scarborough Group International; Paul Kelly, Development Director

16:50-17:00 Conference Summary and Close

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration across the Northern Powerhouse. There will be plenty of exhibitors showcasing their brand and best practice in the industry, whilst helping them reap the rewards of being prominently displayed within the events exhibition area in front of some key and influential business leaders.

Modular Construction Off Site Development Build Public Sector

Exhibiting will allow you to:

  • Meet 300+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the annual Northern Powerhouse Economic Growth Conference
  • Be seen as a leading firm in the industry’s bid to drive sustainable growth in the regions
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to regional authorities, government officials, leading private sector firms, blue-chip companies, investors and more

Confirmed Exhibitors:

If you’re interested in exhibiting at the conference then get in touch with our team – with space available for standard exhibition stalls or larger spaces to showcase more of your brand and create an eye-catching area contact:

Email: opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Associate your brand with the Northern Powerhouse Economic Growth Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates about economic growth, development and regeneration within the North of England.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £8,250 Sold Out
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session One: Levelling Up in the Northern Powerhouse – What Does it Mean and How Can It Be Delivered? Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session Two: Building a Net Zero Northern Powerhouse Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session Three: Solving the Housing Crisis – Northern Powerhouse Major Build to Rent and Housing Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session Four: Developing World Class Campuses and the Role Universities Play in Modern Society Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session Five: Major Regeneration and Placemaking Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Partner Yes Yes 7 Yes £3,250 Sold Out
VIP Speaker Table Partner Yes 5 Yes £2,750 View Details
Pre Conference Dinner 2 Yes £2,750 View Details
VIP Speaker Table Sponsor Yes 5 Yes £2,500 View Details
Programme Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,250 Sold Out
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 4 £1,750 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities and huge exhibition space large enough to promote your business, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the future vision for the North of England and the whole built environment industry.

Corporate Partner

Session Partner

£5,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to chair or participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to chair one of our exceptional panel sessions
  • Position yourself alongside us to shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference communications including speaker briefing calls
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the conference
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to the panel OR thought leaders presentation
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your conference session
  • Ten delegate passes for the conference
  • 50% off tickets to the VIP Speakers’ dinner which takes place the day before or the day of the event – allowing you to meet speakers in a relaxed environment
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print Media Branding: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Session One Partner: Levelling Up in the Northern Powerhouse – What Does it Mean and How Can It Be Delivered?

Session Two Partner: Building a Net Zero Northern Powerhouse

Session Three: Solving the Housing Crisis – Northern Powerhouse Major Build to Rent and Housing Projects

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Session Four: Developing World Class Campuses and the Role Universities Play in Modern Society

Session Five Partner: Major Regeneration and Placemaking Projects

Best Practice Presentation Partner

£3,250+VAT

This package enables you to speak at the conference – providing you an opportunity to deliver a thought leadership presentations and/or on-stage Q&A utilising our expert Chair. You’ll be able to position yourself as a though-leader and go-to-business in your sector in front of sector/regional stakeholders and influencers. Benefits include:

  • 15-minute timeslot before one of the main session to deliver a thought leadership presentation and/or Q&A session
  • Direct access before and after every session to the VIP speaker room, an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding at the conference
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your Best Practice session
  • 7 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print Media Branding: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech#
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Best Practice Presentation Partner

VIP Speaker Table Partner

£2,750+VAT

Become the official partner of the VIP Speakers’ Table – where our high level event speakers will cogregrate throughout the day.

  • Get VIP access to join the table alongside our guest speakers
  • Build one-to-one relationships with key decision makers and work givers
  • 2 x pop-up banners around the Speaker Table area
  • Literature can be placed on the Speaker Table
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminder and promotional emails, social media and more
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Pre Conference Dinner

£2,750+VAT

The day before the event we’ll be hosting a Speaker and Sponsor VIP dinner – and this invite-only event offers a unique opportunity to network one-on-one with the industry’s leading figures. This partnership enables you to have prominent involvement and branding at the dinner with benefits including:

  • Speaking opportunity – with a 10-minute promotional talk at the VIP Dinner
  • 2 x pop-up banners at the conference dinner
  • Promotional material and literature placement on the dinner tables
  • 2 x VIP Dinner invite-only tickets for the meal
  • 2 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Logo on the evening dinner programme
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the dinner programme
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

VIP Speaker Table Sponsor

£2,500+VAT

Get access to the VIP Speaker Table – where you can build one to one relationships with our influential speakers. Benefits include:

  • VIP access to enable you to join the speaker table/room
  • Marketing collateral can be placed on the speaker table
  • 2 x pull-up banners around the speakers table
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Programme advert: Half page advert in the official event programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Programme Partner

£2,250+VAT

Prominent branding on the front of our conference programme handed out to all delegates on entry to the conference. A great way of driving brand awareness and visibility in front of your primary audience. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the cover of the conference programme
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Breakfast Partner

£2,250+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the breakfast period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical breakfast area space for the duration of breakfast
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Lunch Partner

Email Partner

£2,250+VAT

Prime branding on all emails used to promote the conference with delegates before, during and after the conference. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the emails sent to promote the conference sent to circa 80,000 contacts
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 5 x delegate passes for the event
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event

Registration Partner

£2,000+VAT

Sponsorship of the registration area – the delegate entry point to the conference. Benefits include:

  • Branding of the registration table/table cloth (supplied by the sponsor)
  • 2 x pull-up banners in the registration area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Exhibitor Package

£1,750+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to hold meetings and showcase your services, our Exhibitor Partner package is perfect. There is no limit to the exhibition space enabling you to simply drive brand awareness through a standard exhibition package or bring excitement to the room with the ability to take exhibition space to stand out from the crowd. Benefits include:

  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 4 x delegate passes
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to four people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event

Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

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Exhibitor Partner

National Partner

Exhibitor Partner

Become a Partner

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Some of the biggest names, policy shapers and influential individuals will join us at this conference on stage. They include:

Transport for the North – Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive

Considering the major alterations made to Northern Powerhouse Rail and the cancellation of the Eastern leg of HS2, Northern leaders will use 2022 to make a renewed and concerted push for deserved investment in infrastructure. Martin joins the event to set out next steps for TfN after the recently announced Integrated Rail Plan confirmed £54 billion of spending for the Midlands and North which will include the HS2 line between Crewe and Manchester, a new highspeed line between Warrington, Manchester and Yorkshire and a West Yorkshire Mass Rapid Transit System – with an initial £200 million committed to get the project off the ground.

Muse – Phil Mayall, Regional Director

With more than £3.5bn pipeline in projects across the North including Salford and Stockport, Muse are a key driver of responsible growth and development in the region. Sustainability is one of their core focuses and the £1bn Salford Central scheme, and the £2.5bn Salford Crescent Masterplan they are bringing forward alongside the English Cities Fund are designed to be exemplars of sustainable development. Muse are also heavily involved with the ongoing transformation of Stockport, partnering with the council on the place-changing £145m Stockport Exchange scheme. Phil will discuss how their developments are contributing towards a sustainable and inclusive Greater Manchester and Northern Powerhouse.

Harworth Group – Lynda Shillaw, Chief Executive

Harworth Group is a leading land and property regeneration company in the UK, owning and managing over 15,000 acres on approximately 100 sites in the North of England and the Midlands. The group has a wide array of major projects in the pipeline, securing planning consents for 9,355 residential plots and over 9 million sq ft of commercial space. Schemes include, the £350m Shottle Garden Village, a £181m employment park in Lynemouth and a 1,000 home development on the site of the former Ironbridge Power Station in Telford.

National Highways – David Haimes, Regional Investment Programme Director

David joins us to outline National Highways’ strategy for the North of England and will share details of some of their key projects which will include £1bn upgrades to the A66, the £290 million dualling of the A1 above Morpeth and the £250+ million upgrades to the M62. He will also discuss their ambitious plan to put roads at the heart of Britain’s net zero future.

Manchester City Council – Cllr Bev Craig, Leader

Manchester is thriving and is at the start of its next era of investment and development. Pledging to make the city a more inclusive place to live and work, Bev is the pioneering new leader of the city council and she joins the session to talk about some of the projects that the council are keen to move forward with in the coming year.

Hull City Council – Cllr Daren Hale, Leader

Hull and the Humber have several nationally leading Net Zero and Green Energy projects coming to the fore, its an exciting time to live in East Yorkshire. Ranging from the £186m upgrade to the Alexandra Dock site by Siemens to the Humber Hydrogen Strategy which will bring together Equinor, Uniper and other major stakeholders to decarbonise industry and provide clean energy, Darren joins the event to showcase forthcoming green regeneration schemes that his team are promoting and pioneering.

Maple Grove Developments – Karen Hirst, Managing Director

Maple Grove Developments were chosen to partner Lancashire County Council on the massive ‘Lancashire Central’ development which is expected to generate over 2,000 jobs. Industrial developments form a large part of the scheme as well as research and development, retail and leisure hubs. Aside from those plans, Maple Grove are also active across the north of England delivering industrial schemes in Yorkshire and the North West and Karen will be on hand to give insight into these schemes and how they will create future ‘place’ in the north.

Leeds City Council – Cllr James Lewis, Leader

Leeds City council have been undertaking a significant programme of investment to support regeneration not only in the city centre but in the outlying suburbs and in 2022 and beyond this is set to continue. With Vastint’s 20 acre Aire Park regeneration, a 1 million sq ft new hospital and a major new innovation district, there is nearly £4bn of major works planned for the city centre as well as the planned £2bn West Yorkshire Mass Transit System. The city is also leading the way with its Housing Growth Programme, which will see the development of 1500 new social homes over the next five years. James joins the event to detail how Leeds is coming together with wider Northern leaders to press forward with levelling up the North.

Northumbria University – Simon Newitt, Chief Financial Officer

Simon is the Chief Financial Officer at Northumbria University where he leads the University’s Campus Commercial team, as well as the overall responsibility for the University’s financial performance and control. The University supports 28,000 students and shapes the region’s economic landscape with its campus development supporting the regeneration of Newcastle and Gateshead. He will discuss the University’s contribution to the region’s economy and future development plans.

Newcastle College Group – Liz Bromley, Chief Executive

Newcastle College Group is one of the UK’s largest college and training groups, and the first FE institution to be awarded Taught Degree Awarding Powers. NCG serves over 100,000 learners and customers annually, across six divisions, over 100 delivery locations and a turnover approaching £200 million. Liz will discuss the contribution the College Group, and FE providers more widely make to the region’s economy through the creation of jobs and skills.

The Growth Company/GC Business – Andrew Toolan, Senior Consultant

In their role as one the largest providers of business support, skills and employment services in the country, The Growth Company has been levelling-up communities throughout their 30-year history. In this session they’ll highlight the work they’re doing to enable growth and create jobs. In addition, they’ll talk about the role of GC Business – a relatively new part of the Growth Company, tasked with expanding the groups national offer, and how businesses and localities can benefit from working with them.

Andrew Toolan The Growth Company

York St John University – Professor Karen Bryan, Vice Chancellor

Professor Karen Bryan joined York St John University as Vice Chancellor in April 2020, having previously held leadership roles at The University of Greenwich and Sheffield Hallam University. The University is expanding significantly as part of its Strategy 2026, and will grow to at least 10,000 students over the next 5 years from its current total of around 5,500. It is also planning to grow its role as an anchor institution at the leading edge of the intellectual, economic and social prosperity of the city of York and wider region.

University of Leeds – Professor Jeff Grabill, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Education

Professor Grabhill has been a Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Leeds since August 2021 when he joined from Michigan State University. The University is a major driver of economic growth in the region, creating the equivalent of 6,600 full time jobs, supporting more than 14,000 in total when supply chain and expenditure is taken into account. The University has also created over 100 spin out companies, with a capitalisation in excess of £500m and seven listed on AIM, more than any other in the UK. Professor Grabhill will discuss the University’s contribution to the Northern Powerhouse Economy through its creation of skills, jobs and more.

Tees Valley Combined Authority – Julie Gilhespie, Group Chief Executive

Julie is Chief Executive for both the Tees Valley Combined Authority and South Tees Development Corporation – the organisation set up to bring forward the 4,500 acre Teesworks Mayoral Development Corporation Area, the UK’s largest Freeport. The project has net-zero at its heart and one of its key components is Net Zero Teesside, a Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage project which will capture 10million tonnes of CO2 per year – the equivalent of three million homes, decarbonising the area’s carbon-intensive businesses by as early as 2030. Julie will discuss how the Combined Authority is working to bring thousands of jobs and a large amount of investment into the region whilst contributing towards the region’s net zero goals.

 

Cert Property – Howard Lord, Managing Director

CERT Property are a visionary and forward thinking property development company, responsible for a slew of exciting developments in Manchester in the past couple of years. They recently announced a 30 storey community living project on Clippers Quay in Salford which will see the development of 402 apartments and a large amount of communal amenities. Their projects are known for placing an emphasis on the creation of community and neighbourhood spirit, and Howard will outline their plans to further roll out this model across the region.

Great Places Housing – Helen Spencer, Executive Director of Growth

Great Places Housing Group are one of the North’s leading social housing providers with over 24,000 homes across the North West and Yorkshire. They have ambitious plans and hope to deliver 11,000 new homes by 2030, across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Yorkshire. These will be delivered by a variety of means, with their long term relationship with Homes England and through the Bloc and Innovation Chain North West partnerships as well as their private sector development arm, Cube Great Places.

Scarborough Group International – Paul Kelly, Development Director

Scarborough Group have a number of significant schemes in the Northern Powerhouse including SGI’s flagship schemes – the next phase of Thorpe Park Leeds – a mixed-use community of 3.25m sq ft comprising high-quality business space, industrial and logistics space, retail, leisure and new homes – and Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park; a sports, health and wellbeing-focused Life Sciences Park where it is embarking on a first phase of 850,000 sq ft in partnership with Sheffield City Council. SGI are also pressing ahead with the next phases of their £1bn Middlewood Locks project in Salford and  Paul will be on hand to talk about these schemes and SGI’s other future development plans in the Northern Powerhouse.

Bruntwood – Jessica Bowles, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Impact

Bruntwood have a deep connection to the Northern Powerhouse and work to mee their purpose of creating thriving cities across the region, with major projects in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Their Bruntwood SciTech and Bruntwood Works brands are involved in a number of important projects across the region including the £1.5bn ID Manchester scheme and the £50m Pioneer workspace programme with schemes in Leeds and Manchester. Jessica works closely with the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and will outline their investment and development strategy for the region.

Sheffield Hallam University – Professor Kevin Kerrigan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and Enterprise

As Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and Enterprise Kevin has responsibility for the University’s diverse relationships with business, the UK’s leading Degree Apprenticeship offer and their thriving student and graduate enterprise activities. Kevin has been instrumental in the University’s new Civic University Agreement which sets out their commitment to the region’s economy and jobs, and support for a stronger, greener and fairer region. Professor Kerrigan will also provide an update on the university’s 20 year, £800 million campus masterplan including three newly announced buildings to be developed on the city centre campus.

 

Business Growth Hub – Amy House, Head of Green Technology and Services Sector

In their role as one the largest providers of business support, skills and employment services in the country, The Growth Company has been levelling-up communities throughout their 30-year history. In this session they’ll highlight the work they’re doing to enable growth and create jobs. In addition, they’ll talk about the role of GC Business – a relatively new part of the Growth Company, tasked with expanding the groups national offer, and how businesses and localities can benefit from working with them.

Citu – Jonathan Wilson, Managing Director

Citu are leading the way on sustainable development in the region with their Climate Innovation District on the river Aire in Leeds which is set to deliver over 1,000 new low-carbon, timber framed homes underpinned by leisure, offices, a primary school, care home and a factory where the buildings are manufactured. As development director Jonathan will be well placed to discuss how we can create a greener, smarter and healthier West Yorkshire whilst also updating on the next phases of their £800 million investment in Leeds.

Stantec – Susan Emmett, Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Market Insight

Susan works across Stantec UK to develop strategic research and stakeholder engagement programmes that reflect the evolving challenges facing society, our clients’ ambitions and the needs of communities in which we operate.

A strategy, engagement and research professional who has spent 20 years working with the property industry and government, Susan joined Stantec from Homes England where she was Head of Market Engagement and tasked with driving a more strategic and coordinated approach to partner engagement.

Before this, Susan was Head of Housing and Regeneration for the think tank Policy Exchange, and Director of Residential Research for Savills. She began her career as a Business and Financial Reporter at The Times before assuming the role of Deputy Property Editor. Throughout her career, Susan has delivered thought leadership that has been used by government and industry leaders to inform decision-making and drive new business.

IBI Group – Peter Ridley, Director

Peter is an architect with over 25 years’ experience, gained around the world through a wide range of projects and in collaboration with recognised leaders of the profession. During his career, Peter has worked on mixed-use high-rise buildings, luxury homes, multi-family residential, large scale retail, cultural buildings and master planning, with sustainability and urban design key aspects of many of these schemes. Peter will reference key IBI Group regeneration and placemaking projects across the North of England including Trafford Waters, Outwood Wharf, Barnsley’s The Glass Works and Fleetwood’s master plan, and looks forward to chairing Session Five.

Mott MacDonald – Clare Wildfire, Global Practice Lead – Cities

Having led regeneration, low carbon and sustainable innovation projects across the globe, Clare now uses systemic engineering in her global leadership role to push boundaries and, most importantly, improve people’s lives. From her 30 years’ experience in the sector, originally as a building services engineer on low impact buildings, she combines her practical understanding of construction and development drivers with policy engagement, bringing insight into the technical, political, financial and behavioural aspects of sustainable development and healthy, resilient, low carbon living.  Clare is currently supporting an industry-led collaboration of infrastructure organisations supporting the UK transition to net-zero, including authoring a report ‘A place-based approach to net zero’ on the city-scale transition to net-zero which explores the challenges and opportunities facing city leaders.

AECOM – Richard Green, Director – Urban Advisory Lead

Richard’s core profession is architecture with over 28 years’ experience in master planning, strategic regeneration frameworks, large scale urban design and commercial architectural projects. As part of his roles with Clear Futures and AECOM, Richard and his team work across the UK on a number of important levelling up regeneration and development projects – supporting public sector clients in the delivery of their vision. Richard’s work relies upon a passion for placemaking, utilising the unique, inherent assets of a place to inform and guide viable, sustainable projects that align with economic reality.”

PAGABO – Karen Carter, Regional Manager, Scotland and North of England

Pagabo is leading the way in the sector with innovative new frameworks – such as their newly launched £10bn developer-led framework, and their approach to development focusing heavily on social value, mental health and wellbeing. Their ideology isn’t being overlooked as they continue to see major growth with new and existing clients across the UK, with an ever growing list of projects in the portfolio and a team growing at an exponential rate. Karen will bring her expertise to the event as chair for the session focusing on how education providers in the Northern Powerhouse are developing their campuses and estates to meet the growing demands from students and staff alike. As Pagabo’s regional lead within the Northern Powerhouse, Karen is already supporting universities, colleges and other education establishments with all of their procurement needs on projects ranging from student accommodation and multi-storey car parks, to consultancy on full campus transformations and utilities supply for water and energy.

Clear Futures – Rob Holt, Director of Clear Futures and Director of Strategic Services

Rob Holt is a Group Director at Robertson and Director of Clear Futures, a strategic partnership established by Lewes and Eastbourne Council with Robertson and AECOM as their Strategic Delivery JV Partners. The partnership works together with the public sector to deliver sustainable infrastructure and services with the aim of creating low carbon societies. Robertson and AECOM work together with public sector partners to understand their requirements and long term aspirations. Robertson lead the operational and delivery side of the joint venture and in Rob’s role as a Director of the JV he is involved in setting the strategic direction of the partnership. Rob has over 35 years’ experience in various management roles across the health, education, housing and local authority sectors – he brings experience of complex property facilities management, and PPP contracts and has led and built highly talented teams.

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Date:
Tuesday, 22nd February 2022

Time:
0800hrs – 1700hrs

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Manchester Central
Manchester M2 3GX, UK

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