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Reading & Berkshire’s Development Plans 2017
July 4 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs
Reading & Berkshire’s Development Plans 2017 | Event
Attend this event to hear the Reading & Berkshire Development Plans – Informing you are FIVE of Reading & Berkshire’s leading development figures who will be presenting their investment/development plans for the next few years!
Join us at the Town Hall in Reading on Tuesday 4th July to hear the Development Plans for Reading & Berkshire 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 Reading & Berkshire and network with like-minded individuals.
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- 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)
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 – Forbury’s
Come to dinner and join:
- Cllr Tony Page – Reading Borough Council
- George Shepherd – Kier Property (South)
- Tim Smith MBE – Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
- Others to be confirmed
Tim Smith MBE, Chief Executive; Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
Tim is the chief executive of Thames Valley Berkshire LEP Ltd; one of 38 LEPs in England. His remit is to drive the LEP’s £182m investment programme and achieve an uplift of GVA worth £700m to Thames Valley Berkshire, over five years.
He was previously the director of Reading UK CIC, an economic development company, and prior to that one of the first local council chief executives to achieve the government’s benchmark for a ‘Quality Council’. Between 2006 and 2008 Tim was an advisor to DCLG on national partnership policy.
Phillippa Prongue, Managing Director; Kier Property Developments
I have over 17 years’ experience in acquisition and development within the industrial, leisure, office and mixed use sectors.
I deliver the business strategy for our vision 2020 as well as maintaining responsibility for the investments business. Delivering commercial developments including pre-let and mixed use schemes across a wide variety of projects.
Nigel Howe, Chief Executive Officer; Reading Football Club
Nigel Howe was born in Wolverhampton and although he was from a football family, (his father, Dick played for various clubs and his uncle was former Arsenal and England coach, Don Howe) he initially chose a different career path and graduated from Aston University with a degree in Building Technology and Management and entered the property world in Project Management.
He spent the first years of his working life in property development, including positions with major development companies such as Beazer Group, Highcross, Wain Group and Portman Properties, part of Portman Building Society.
In 1995, he joined Reading Football Club to oversee the planning and construction of Madejski Stadium and the following year became the club’s Chief Executive, a position he still occupies. He advised Sir John Madejski 2000-2010 on all of his investments worldwide including printing, traffic management, bottling, property and hotels.
A Director of Thai PropCo and of Get Berkshire Active, Nigel is an Alumni of Aston University.
Cllr Tony Page, Deputy Leader; Reading Borough Council
Councillor Tony Page has served on Reading Council as a Labour Councillor since 1973, without break. Since 2008 he has been Deputy Leader of Reading Borough Council and Lead Member for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport. Prior to that he was Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources, and then Communities and Neighbourhoods.
He was Chair of Reading Buses – one of 14 remaining Council-owned bus companies in the country – from 1986 until Christmas 2005.
He has represented the Council on the Local Government Association since its inception in 1997 and until 2012 was a member of its Environment and Transport Board. He sat on the Ministerial Bus Forum from 1997 until 2012 and chaired the LGA Task Force, which produced their policy on school transport. He also served on the Task Force responsible for the LGA policy on Road Pricing.
Since 2012 he has been a member of the LGA Safer Communities Board and in his capacity as LGA Licensing Champion in 2014 he chaired the LGA Betting Commission charged with developing detailed policy in respect of the clustering of betting shops and related issues.
From 1997 to 2012 he represented Reading on the Thames Valley Police Authority. Since the abolition of the TVPA he has been Reading’s representative on the Police and Crime Panel responsible for holding the Police and Crime Commissioner to account.
He represents Reading on the South East England Councils and is Leader of the Labour Group and Vice Chairman of SEEC. He also represents Reading on South East Strategic Leaders representing all the counties and unitary authorities in the South East.