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Rural Places Development Plans

Friday, 24th June 2022 1145hrs – 1330hrs

Online Webinar, Hopin

Rural communities across the UK are working to unleash the potential of the rural economy with multi-millions of pounds worth of investment over the coming years.

According to the Country Land and Business Association, the rural economy is 18% less productive than the national average, and if corrected, could add £43bn to the national GDP. Areas such as Shropshire, North Yorkshire, Devon and Norfolk are investing millions into rural communities to develop thriving, sustainable and better connected places to the benefit of residents and the wider UK. In this webinar, we will hear from the pioneers of rural development and regeneration and address how levelling up can be achieved in the British countryside.

Topics to be discussed:

  • £800m Shrewsbury Big Town Plan
  • And much more…

Speakers for this event include:

Dr Mark Barrow,
Director of Place
Liz Small,
Growth and Heritage Services Manager
More Speakers,
TBC Soon

Associate your brand with this Webinar and position your brand at the forefront of the discussion around the future development happening in rural locations. We have various partnership packages available, including opportunities to speak on the webinar, allowing you to present your message to your target audience and receive maximum brand awareness and impact. Packages available include:

Package Chair/ Speaking Opportunity VIP Access Cost (+VAT)
Webinar Partner Yes Yes £1,750 View Details
Exhibitor Partner Yes £750 View Details

Webinar Partner


Be at the forefront of the webinar – with a speaking slot on the panel and prime branding throughout the webinar and post/pre event communications. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be seen as a leading figure within the industry. Benefits include:

  • Be positioned as the ‘Webinar Partner’ and have your company name in the title of the event
  • Sponsor an existing event or work with us to develop a bespoke title/agenda/panel of speakers
  • Request Built Environment Networking to invite speakers of your choice to join the panel
  • Targeted marketing campaign aimed at attracting your target audience to the event – whether it be company types, regional companies or job titles/level of attendee.
  • Chair or speak on the panel
  • Option to do a 5-minute introduction to the panel or deliver a thought leadership presentation
  • Included within pre-conference speaker communications including speaker briefing calls
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists, and excellent way to establish rapport and build relationships
  • Exhibition space
  • 15 tickets for the webinar for your business or client contacts
  • Access to the video footage from the webinar
  • Branding: on the webinar, website, press release, emails promoting the event and more
  • One editorial or case study shared through our website news section and social channels
  • Chairman’s thank you in the opening and closing speech on the webinar

Exhibitor Partner


Become an exhibition partner for this event to get exhibition space and branding before, during and after the event with benefits including:

  • Exhibition space at the interactive webinar
  • Five tickets for your business or client contacts
  • Access to the VIP speakers room – connect with the speakers before and after the event
  • Access to the video of the webinar
  • Branding including on the webinar, on the website, all emails prior to the event and more.
  • One editorial or case study shared on our news section and promoted through social media
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing webinar speech

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Shropshire Council – Dr Mark Barrow, Director of Place

Shropshire are leading the way in terms of modernising and revitalising its rural economy. Under Project Gigabit, the council has assisted by way of a £1m ‘top’-up’, paving the way for superfast broadband connectivity across the county and making the scheme more attractive to possible suppliers. The council has also received £12.25m from the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund to tackle economic decline and regenerate high streets. This comes in addition to plans to transform Shrewsbury’s town centre by creating a destination that could see 270 new homes built, a new ‘Shirehall’, a transport hub, offices and two hotels. The development forms a part of a £800m investment in the town under the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan.

North Yorkshire County Council – Liz Small, Growth and Heritage Services Manager

With town centres across North Yorkshire in line for their biggest investment in decades, the County Council are playing a key role in ensuring that the digital and physical infrastructure can keep up with the rising rural population. Working in partnership with NYnet, the North Yorkshire County Council is rolling out a £3.6m free public access Wi-Fi scheme to 20 market towns across the county.


Webinar Event Ticket: Rural Places Development Plans £40.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £40


Friday, 24th June 2022

1145hrs – 1330hrs

£40 – £40


Online Webinar
Park Approach, Leeds LS15 8GB, UK

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