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Northern Powerhouse Economic Growth Conference

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 0800hrs – 1900hrs

University of Bolton Stadium, Burnden Way, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6JW

Northern Powerhouse; unleashing the pent up potential of the north

The Northern Powerhouse Agenda is set to act as a catalyst for a transformational period – one which will see the North of England’s economy thrive.

To ensure this happens the public and private sector must harness and foster a collaborative approach to unlock the pent-up potential of the North and maximise the opportunities which it presents.

This event will bring together the most influential voices in delivering this ambitious vision for the North – as we delve into the design, development and delivery of the Northern Powerhouse Agenda.

Speakers include:

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There will be sessions throughout the day covering all the biggest topics crucial to the delivery of the Northern Powerhouse agenda such as:

  • Northern Powerhouse Update; influential stakeholders will share the latest and exclusive intel
  • Northern Powerhouse Rail; the crucial piece to the jigsaw, we’ll hear about the NPR project, details on the development and delivery, and details on where investment and funding is up to.
  • Digital Revolution; digital connectivity is as important as physical infrastructure and we’ll hear from those connecting the North.
  • The Green Agenda; with the climate emergency at the forefront of minds we’ll hear how development will be delivered with a sustainable and net zero approach.
  • Healthcare; major investment is set to be made to NHS estates and we’ll discuss new hospitals and healthcare facilities set to be developed.
  • Higher Education & Skills; we’ll hear from the universities who’re pumping billions into their estates, preparing the skills workers of tomorrow and ensuring talent is retained across the North.
  • Innovation, Research & Sciences; new clusters and districts are creating employment hubs – acting as catalysts for further investment and growth in the North. What’s next and where will new clusters appear?
  • Regional Development Plans; we’ll hear from the public sector and major developers/investors looking to transform regions including Hull, Warrington, Bolton, Darlington, Bradford and Liverpool.
  • Major Placemaking Projects; the biggest developers behind multi-million and multi-billion pound projects in the North will take to the stage to highlight how the Northern Powerhouse agenda will enable them to bring more projects to the fore.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be announcing additional information as well as our programme and event agenda. But you can get involved early and secure your place below

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08:00-08:45 Breakfast & Networking

Enjoy a morning of networking and meeting our exhibitors alongside free hot/cold drinks and a selection of breakfast food options.

08:45-09:00 Main Stage: Welcome & Morning Keynotes

Two of the Northern Powerhouse’s most influential visionaries set the stage for the day’s proceedings by delivering some high-level thought leadership and policy announcements.

09:15-10:15 Main Stage: Northern Powerhouse Progress

An interactive question time style session with a panel of agenda setters, political voices and blue chip companies who will explore and critique the progress of the Northern Powerhouse project in detail. 

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

10:15-10:45 Break & Networking

Continue to network with industry professionals, meet our event exhibitors and enjoy free drinks and snacks.

10:45-11:45 Breakout Rooms: The Digital Revolution, The Green Agenda & Healthcare in the North

Three breakout rooms will be available to attend – focusing on key subject matters which will be crucial in maximising the opportunities which the Northern Powerhouse agenda presents:

Room One: The Digital Revolution

With widespread roll out of 5G technology imminent and the smart cities arms race taking hold across the UK, our delegates have the chance to interact with some of the North’s most prominent innovators.

Room Two: The Green Agenda & Energy Challenges

“The climate emergency” is a topic on everyone’s lips; in this session delegates will hear from the people tasked with achieving net zero targets. 

Room Three: Healthcare in the North

UK Government has promised 40 new hospitals to address the UK’s ongoing healthcare challenges and we hear from the voices tasked with delivering what will be the biggest public health capital investment for decades.

11:45-12:15 Break & Networking

Continue to network with industry professionals, meet our event exhibitors and enjoy free drinks and snacks.

12:15-13:15 Main Stage: The Innovation Powerhouse – The Role of Science, Skills & Research

With some of the best Universities in the world and the rise of city innovation districts across the North, senior team’s designing and delivering these campuses take to the stage to talk through their future plans.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

13:15-13:45 Lunch & Networking

During lunch you’ll enjoy a delicious meal alongside free drinks and snacks – with time to continue networking and connecting with high-level industry professionals.

13:45-14:15 Breakout Rooms: Regional Development Plans I

Three breakout rooms will be available to attend – focusing on selected cities and towns which will see a huge boost in investment and development activity through the delivery of the Northern Powerhouse agenda.

Room One: Liverpool City Region

Room Two: Darlington

Room Three: Bradford

14:25-14:55 Breakout Rooms: Regional Development Plans II

Three breakout rooms will be available to attend – focusing on selected cities and towns which will see a huge boost in investment and development activity through the delivery of the Northern Powerhouse agenda.

Room One: Hull

Room Two: Bolton

Room Three: Warrington

14:55-15:25 Break & Networking

Continue to network with industry professionals, meet our event exhibitors and enjoy free drinks and snacks.

15:25-15:40 Afternoon Keynote

A senior figure in the North’s desire to drive forward the Northern Powerhouse agenda will deliver a passionate and inspirational keynote to set the tone for the remainder of the day.

15:40-16:40 Main Stage: Northern Powerhouse Rail – Unlocking Growth

The masterminds behind delivering the NPR project deliver an exclusive update to our audience on the progress of this major scheme and how the built environment can help realise their plans. 

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

16:40-17:00 Break & Networking

Continue to network with industry professionals, meet our event exhibitors and enjoy free drinks and snacks.

17:00-18:00 Main Stage: Placemaking; The Engine of the Powerhouse

The biggest developers from across the North unveil details of their forthcoming major schemes and demonstrate how they are contributing to the Northern Powerhouse – whilst highlighting how full delivery will bring forward new schemes. 

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

18:00-19:00 Drinks Reception

Join the biggest names from across the region in relaxing after the event at our free-to-attend drinks reception at the University of Bolton Stadium. 

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This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration across the North. 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 500+ 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 North
  • 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: keith.griffiths@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 across the North.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £10,000 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Infrastructure Session Partner Yes Yes 1- Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Hull Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Output Report Partner Yes 8 Yes £5,000 View Details
England Football Drinks Bar Partner Yes 5 £4,000 View Details
Programme Partner Yes 10 £3,500 View Details
VIP Dinner Partner 2 Yes £2,500 View Details
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,500 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,500 View Details
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,500 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 5 £1,750 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 4 £1,500 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 and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£10,000+VAT

Be at the forefront of the conference with onstage branding, a 15-minute keynote speech to kickstart the conference, access to the VIP Speakers’ Room and much more. 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 with branding within the title of the event – ‘Northern Powerhouse Economic Growth Conference in association with YOUR BRAND’. Benefits include:

  • Position yourself alongside Built Environment Networking to shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference speaker 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 whole conference
  • One pull-up stand on stage for the entire conference
  • Option to do a Keynote speech
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Fifteen delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to fifteen 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 Partner

£5,000+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:

  • Involvement with an exceptional panel session with the option to chair or be involved in the debate, discussions and presentations
  • 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
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your conference session
  • Ten 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
  • 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 Partners:

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Pagabo

Output Report Partner

£5,000+VAT

Our Output Report Partner opportunity puts you on the front cover of our after event Output Report – highlighting the key discussions during the day and giving you input into the report with branding and editorial input throughout the whole report, helping us to shape the agenda and output:

  • Prime Branding on the conference output report
  • Significant input into the structure and content of the report
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Eight delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to eight people per year
  • Post-Event Activation: Coverage on all after-event marketing activity regarding the output report
  • 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

England Football Drinks Bar Partner

£4,000+VAT

Sponsorship of the drinks / bar area, the delegate meeting point after the conference for the England match.

  • Two pull-up banners in the drinks / bar area
  • Positioned as “Conference Partner” in all branding.
  • 3x1m2 Stand space in the Exhibition area.
  • Five delegate passes for the conference.
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website.
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – booking forms, emails etc.
  • One full (A5) page advert in 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.

Programme Partner

£3,500+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

VIP Dinner Partner

£2,500+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

Breakfast Partner

£2,500+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

£2,500+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 lunch period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical lunch 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

Email Partner

£2,500+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

£1,750+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

£1,500+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

Confirmed Exhibitors:

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

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Some of the biggest names from a mix of public sector authorities, blue chip firms, investors and developers will all be taking to the stage to showcase the exceptional opportunities available across the north and drive forward the Northern Powerhouse Agenda.

Here are some of those who’ve already confirmed their involvement:

Leeds City Council – Judith Blake, Leader

Leeds is thriving.

In recent years the city has had some major success stories – from the relocation of Channel 4 to the city to the investment major firms including CEG, Vastint and MEPC have put into the city.

Leeds city centre is set to double in size and the impact of the proposed Northern Powerhouse Rail project can’t be downplayed in securing the interest of major developers bringing projects forward in Leeds.

Blake will be outlining the how this “once-in-a-generation opportunity” will attract transformational investment and boost skills across the region – whilst highlighting numerous new development opportunities that this will unlock.

Judith Blake Leeds Council

CEG – David Hodgson, Head of Strategic Development

CEG are one of the most active developers covering both sides of the Pennines.

One of their marquee developments is the complete transformation of a 57-acre site in Leeds. Their £400m Kirkstall Forge scheme is creating thousands of new jobs in state-of-the-art offices, alongside new homes.

Other ongoing schemes include the £79m High Street regeneration project in Manchester and a 25-hectare greenbelt residential scheme in Bradford.

David will discuss their ongoing and future projects and how Northern Powerhouse could enable them to bring forward further schemes across the East-West corridor.

David Hodgson Commercial Estates Group CEG Kirkstall Forge

Town Centre Securities (TCS) – Lynda Shillaw, Property Director

Town Centre Securities (TCS) are known as being large land owners in both Leeds and Manchester.

Recent and ongoing schemes such as their 12.5-acre Piccadilly Basin plan, the transformation of George Street in Leeds and luxury apartments at Eider House are just a few examples.

And they’re constantly re-investing into their estate – and the arrival of NPR and the focus on Northern Powerhouse will only drive investment and development up.

Lynda will share details on their development and construction pipeline – and highlight where they might be keen to develop next.

 

Lynda Shillaw Town Centre

Northern Powerhouse Partnership – Henri Murison, Director

The Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) has been established by business and civic leaders across the North to drive the economy.

Henri, who reports into Chair George Osborne, heads up the organisation as they look to increase the impact and contribution of the North of England to the UK economy.

They’ve been successful in bringing communities and organisations together to drive forward the need for funding, investment and focus on delivering the Northern Powerhouse agenda and he’ll be discussing the importance of the project and highlighting the organisations next steps.

Henri Murison Northern Powerhouse Partnership

University of Manchester – Dame Nancy Rothwell, Vice Chancellor

You cannot underestimate the importance of the University of Manchester on the North West’s regional economy.

The higher education institution plays a crucial role – and they’re attracting talent from across the UK and event globally who’re all keen to study in Manchester. And the development of world-class leading innovation districts, clusters and private sector partnerships between the university are seeing retention of talent flourish in the North West.

To attract thousands of highly regarded students and to ensure they fulfil their potential the University is also undergoing a £1bn estate masterplan programme which will take place over 10-years.

Dame Nancy Rothwell will head up the University’s involvement in the event as they continue to strike partnerships across the region to ensure the economy thrives.

Dame Nancy Rothwell Manchester University

Keyland Developments – Peter Garrett, Managing Director

The property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company of Yorkshire Water are one of the biggest and most influential firms across the region in the built environment sector.

They specialise in unlocking the development potential of underutilised land and have over the last two decades created both a legacy and a reputation for being a leading in this area.

At the event they’ll be revealing details on their ongoing and future regeneration projects on strategic sites in the North of England, as they play a vital role in the growth of the North.

Recent successes include a 57-acre strategic site in West Yorkshire which they received planning approval for – which includes 400,000sq ft of industrial space. And they’re working on several large vacant sites currently to bring around new development and unlock economic growth in the regions.

Peter Garrett Keyland

Assura – Jayne Cottam, Chief Financial Officer

Growth across the Northern Powerhouse will see an increase in demand for healthcare facilities and services.

FTSE 250-listed Assura are one of the private sector firms who’ll be leading the way to invest and develop new healthcare facilities.

They’ll be involved in our Healthcare session focused on developing quality buildings and services – highlighting their investment strategy and future developments whilst sharing best practice within the sector.

Jayne Cottam Assura

Muse Developments – Matt Crompton, Managing Director

Bradford City Park regeneration. Rotherham’s Forge Island transformation. £100m South Shields 365. £1.5bn Bolton town centre masterplan.

£100m Leeds Logic development. £142m Times Square project in Warrington. £650m Salford Central. £14m Stockport Exchange development.

…the list goes on.

Muse Developments aren’t just beginning to focus their time and effort on the Northern Powerhouse – they’ve been doing so for years, and they’ve already planned an impressive role in the regeneration of numerous towns and cities.

They’ll be sharing details on how they’ve created communities and what their next plethora of development activity looks likes.

Matt Crompton Muse Developments

Legal & General – Jennie Hill, Chief Commercial Officer

The Northern Powerhouse is all about developing cities fit for the future and there is no one better to talk about how to do this than Legal and General who are overseeing a variety of impressive schemes across the UK and are starting to ramp up their involvement in the northern market.

With over £100m due to be invested in the North East and future ambition in the pipeline, Jennie will take our delegates through all the key components that go into building ‘smart’ places

Jennie Hill Legal & General

Allied London – Mike Ingall, Chief Executive

One of the North’s standard bearers when it comes to regeneration and development, Allied London have close to £1bn worth of projects on the go and coming up specifically in Leeds and Manchester.

Being the main driving force behind all of Allied’s capital investment, Mike will reveal to our delegates the key to their success and how it contributes to the Northern Powerhouse agenda while giving a sneak peak as to what is on the horizon for the company.

MIke Ingall allied london

Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council – Shelagh O’Neill, Strategic Director

Bradford has been calling out for Northern Powerhouse Rail for a number of years – the much needed investment and growth it could be to the region is astronomical.

We’re already seeing the start of this, with a multi-million pound train station upgrade, and the recently announced major office project at the award-winning City Park.

There are so many opportunities in Bradford – and we’ll be hearing all the details from Strategic Director of Place Shelagh O’Neill.

Arla Foods – Ash Amirahmadi, Managing Director

Arla Foods are one of the biggest employers in the Northern Powerhouse – with almost 20,000 members of staff working in the UK.

Based at their HQ in Leeds they’re behind some of the biggest household names in British supermarkets – incluing Lurpak, Anchor and Cravendale. They also operate numerous processing plants in many areas and they have seen a huge spike in growth and revenue over the past few years.

Their 2015-2020 strategy is coming to an end – and Ash will be working heavily on their future vision for the next 5-10 years.

Ash Amirahmadi Arla Foods

Munroe K – David Aspin, Managing Director

White Rose is the largest shopping centre in West Yorkshire – and Munroe K are leading an impressive development at the ever expanding White Rose Office Park.

This site, which already houses 5,000 office workers and a thriving retail shopping and leisure destination – is set to expand. They have plans for a new train station, and the overall masterplan will boost the Leeds economy, driving £1bn of investment and development into the city over the next ten years.

A new hotel, A&E facilities, school, further commercial and office space, residential units, the scheme has it all.

Munroe K are also leading the way in sustainability and digital connectivity – and they’re at the forefront of the Leeds Digital City project.

Their founder David Aspin will be revealing more information and details of their plans and how these will feed into the NP agenda at the conference.

David Aspin Munroe K

United Utilities – Jo Harrison, Asset Director

With mass population and development growth comes to need for major investment and upgrades into infrastructure.

United Utilities serves more than 3 million households and 200,000 businesses across the North West – and they have an amitious strategic plan to invest heavily over the coming years.

We’ll be hearing about the pressure United Utilities will be under to deliver a water network fit for the future of the North West, with information of their investment, future construction programmes and how they’ll be implementing innovation into their future plans.

Jo HARRISION United Utilities

Wykeland Group – Dominic Gibbons, Managing Director

The award-winning developer has eight active development sites across the Northern Powerhouse corridor – and they’ll be looking for more as the region continues to grow.

They’ve been focusing on areas like Hull where they’re working on two transformational projects, whilst other sites like a 24-acre development in Castleford and plans for a new research, development and innovation centre in Goole are all part of their portfolio.

We’ll hear from Dominic on exactly what the plans are for these sites, how the Northern Powerhouse agenda might accelerate their development pipeline, and how firms can get involved in their journey.

Dominic Gibbins Wykeland Group

North West Business Leadership Team – Emma Degg, Chief Executive

Emma is an influential figure in the North’s energy future.

The NWBLT is an independent group of senior business leaders who’re working together to promote sustainable economic development across the North West.

They’re working to develop new research clusters, power plants and infrastructure – all with the aim of becoming the UK’s first low carbon industrial cluster by 2030.

Schemes within their remit include the £1bn HyNet low-energy hydrogen project, the £700m strategic Protos hub, the multi-billion pound Mersey Tidal project which could power a million homes, and the £300m e-Port smart grid as part of the Energy Innovation District.

emma degg north west business leadership team

Scarborough Group – Mark Jackson, Managing Director

Scarborough Group are a global player – but their roots are firmly laid in Yorkshire having been founded in the region in 1980. They’re behind some game-changing developments across both the North of England.

One of those is Thorpe Park in Leeds – a business and retail park holding more than 10,000 employees with a new train station planned, and there is plans to develop a further 55-acres of land at the site.

Also in Yorkshire they’ve been announced as the preferred developer at Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park where they’ll transform 200-acres of land. Plans include a new community stadium and world-class sports facilities, alongside education, skills, research and innovation space.

Across the Pennines they’re delivering Middlewood Locks – a new waterside neighbourhood for living and working located next to Salford Central railway station. Being delivered by Scarborough in a JV with Hauling Group of China and Singapore-listed Metro Holdings the £1bn project will see 2,215 new homes and 900,000sq ft of commercial space being delivered – with completion of the 25-acre site set for mid-2020.

Mark Jackson Scarborough Group

Darlington College – Kate Roe, Principal and Chief Executive

Skills will be a major focus area for the Northern Powerhouse – both improving, upskilling and retaining talent, especially in the North East.

This region is known for car manufacturing and heavy-industry, and numerous brownfield sites like SSI Redcar are set to be re-developed into Advanced Manufacturing Parks and Enterprise Hubs.

Darlington College are therefore going to be playing their part – and they’ll be discussing how their role fits into the wider regional development plans.

Central Park is one of those closest to the College – a 74-acre high-quality mixed use development site which sits at the heart of Darlington.

Kate Roe Darlington College

Invest in Hull – Mark Jones, Director of Regeneration

Hull has done as exceptional job in changing the perception of the city in region years.

From the successful City of Culture 2017 bid to the award winning The Deep aquarium, this region is going through an exciting period of growth and as the eastern gateway through the Humber Estuary that trend is likely to continue.

Hull City Council will be hosting a break-out session during the day sharing intel into one regeneration programme – one of the most ambitious in the whole UK – which centres around a major development pipeline in the city centre.

The Estuary is also set to play a crucial role. With the Humber Estuary and a world-leading port Hull is set to play an even bigger role in the Northern Powerhouse – import and exporting goods whilst becoming a hub for sustainable and alternative energy sources.

This region is set to go through a metamorphosis and this event will highlight the opportunities set to be unlocked.

Mark Jones Invest in Hull

Warrington Borough Council – Professor Steven Broomhead, Chief Executive

Warrington is one town set to be impacted heavily over the coming years.

Propsals for the Northern Powerhouse Rail network include a new line between Liveprool and the HS2 Manchester spur which will go via Warrington – transforming connections between the town and the two largest cities in the North West.

Suddenly Warrington has become a place of serious consideration for major developers and investors and the Council are leading the way with a flagship £139m town centre regenration scheme. The idea has been to create a destination – where people live, work and play.

This, coupled with the new infrastructure links, will ensure Warrington benefits massively as both a key commuter town but also as a destination town in its own right.

The Council’s Chief Executive will be revealing the next development activity they expect to come to fruition in Warrington – whilst outlining available land and development opportunities in the town.

Steven Broomhead Warrington Borough Council

Tickets

Event Ticket: Northern Powerhouse Economic Growth Conference £179.00

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Event Ticket (Public Sector Cost): Northern Powerhouse Economic Growth Conference £129.00

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Deadline for delegate names to be included within the programme is two weeks prior to the event.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020

Time:
0800hrs – 1900hrs

Cost:
£129 – £179

Venue

University of Bolton Stadium
Burnden Way, Horwich, Bolton BL6, UK

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