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Sheffield City Region Economic Growth & Development Conference

Tuesday, 15th June 2021 0930hrs – 1555hrs

This conference will focus on driving economic growth within the Sheffield City Region – with future developments totalling billions of pounds set to be discussed.

Inward investment is at an all-time high within the Sheffield City Region – and this is leading to major development and regeneration across the region. New opportunities are being unlocked to unleash the pent up potential of the region with the arrival of HS2 to Sheffield, the focus on the Northern Powerhouse and the city’s universities expanding their estates, and major developments planned that will only continue– and those at the forefront of the future built environment projects will be coming together for this event as we gather the public and private sector.

We’ll be gathering stakeholders and business decision makers for this virtual event who’ll be hearing from key developers and investors on development, regeneration and inclusive economic growth in the region.

 Topics to be discussed include:

  • Two new projects by Grantside in the pipeline
  • Transformational impact of HS2’s arrival
  • Great Places Housing’s 5 year development plan
  • Godwin Group’s 23 story build to rent plans
  • £42 million CRT Property Investments portfolio
  • Rotherham Council’s town centre regen
  • Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park £200m investment
  • Sheffield Chamber of Commerce’s post-covid plans
  • Fortwell Capital’s first ever deal in Sheffield
  • And much more…

Speakers include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:30-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:50-11:00 Session One: A Journey to Inclusive Economic Growth in the Sheffield City Region; Sponsored by Kennedys

In this session we’ll be gathering a mix of public and private sector names – including the most influential in the region – to discuss how collaborative working to drive inclusive economic growth, the post pandemic recovery and the region’s future vision. 

Chair: Kennedys; Helen Johnson, Partner

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council; Paul Woodcock, Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park; Richard Caborn, Project Lead

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce; Louisa Harrison-Walker, Interim Director

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority; Dave Smith, CEO

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:05-11:20 – Utilising Technology to Accelerate the Planning Process

Jon Roebuck, Regional Business Development Manager from VU.CITY, will share and discuss with Phil Laycock how increasing adoption of design and planning technology is helping built environment professionals across Sheffield make better decisions, faster and create the best possible city for all.

VU.CITY; Jon Roebuck, Regional Business Development Manager

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Delivering World Residential Developments and Inclusive Communities in the Sheffield City Region

With an influx of new development and employment sites in Sheffield there has is a need to accelerate housing delivery across the region and in this session we’ll hear from the key decision makers at numerous housebuilders and city centre living developers who’ll discuss their plans – from tradition builds, modular homes, BTR, city centre living and more.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Great Places Housing; Helen Spencer, Development Director

Godwin Group; Lindsay McCombe, Senior Development Director

Doncaster Council; Karen Lythe, Assistant Director Strategic Housing

Fortwell Capital; Nick White, Associate Director

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Major Development Projects

Major developers, landowners and placemaking specialists set out their upcoming strategies and projects which will contribute to the Sheffield City Region’s place-shaping agenda. We’ll take a look at the biggest projects set to come forward in the region with major new employment zones, regeneration schemes and more in the pipeline.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Harron Homes; Tony Lee, Managing Director, Yorkshire

Scarborough Group International; Mark Jackson, Director

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust; Zoe Shearman, Investment and Development Manager

14:00-14:25 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

14:25-15:25 Session Four: Major Investment Opportunities in association with UKREIIF

The audience will hear from a host of organisations who have land available and are looking to the investor market for help in developing it.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

15:25-15:55 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for across the Sheffield City Region. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Scarborough Group International – Mark Jackson, Director

Scarborough Group International are planning to deliver a £150m Olympic Legacy Masterplan in the Don Valley which will see the development of 15 commercial buildings, a new stadium, an arena and world class green space. With a 15 year pipeline of work, once completed the development will be home to 5900 new jobs and become home to some of the most important businesses in the Sheffield City region.

Great Places Housing – Helen Spencer, Development Director

Great Places have been part of the Sheffield Housing Company partnership that has delivered 1,100 affordable homes in the city region since 2011 – with a further 1,400 planed over the next 5 years. As part of this session, Helen will detail Great Places future plans to develop affordable homes in the region, how she is factoring in healthier and smarter neighbourhoods and the overall impact it will have on economic growth in the region.

Godwin Group – Lindsay McCombe, Senior Development Director

As Godwin prepare to deliver their 23 storey, 336 unit Farm Road build to rent scheme, Lindsay joins our event to talk about their future ambition to grow a presence in South Yorkshire and have the same positive transformational effect that they have had while working in other cities such as Cambridge, Birmingham and Derby.

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce – Louisa Harrison-Walker, Interim Director

Louisa Harrison-Walker is the founder of an award winning Sheffield based organisation, is the Chair of The Sheffield City Growth Board – the private sector board working alongside Sheffield City Council to support and promote economic development in the City – and is the Regional Chair for Leadership Development Organisation Common Purpose, a global leadership organization devoted to developing leaders who can cross boundaries, both at work and in society. Louisa will join the session to discuss the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce’s plans to kick-start the post-pandemic fightback for local businesses and encourage inclusive economic growth to create a prosperous Sheffield City Region.

Harron Homes – Tony Lee, Managing Director, Yorkshire

More information to follow.

Doncaster Council – Karen Lythe, Assistant Director Strategic Housing

Doncaster Council recently approved ambitious plans for a new housebuilding programme which will be split into three delivery phases over the next five years through to 2025 with the aim building over 500 new council homes. The plans will see further affordable homes for families, older people and residents with special needs worked up and delivered through partnerships with housing associations and the private sector. Engagement with private developers will also expand the choice of quality new homes right across the borough. Karen will join the session to give more intel on the new housing plans and discuss how it will help satisfy the housing needs in Doncaster and meet the targets set out in the new Local Plan.

Fortwell Capital – Nick White, Associate Director

Fortwell Capital has completed a new £31.5m development loan to Blenheim Land & Properties, for a multi-phase residential scheme on the former Hallam Towers Hotel site in Sheffield. The loan will enable the construction of both phases of the 117 unit scheme, which is in a strategic gateway location. The development represents Fortwell Capital’s first ever deal in Sheffield with the lender continuing to target high-quality housing developments in strong regional markets. Nick will join the session to discuss this major project and delve into Fortwell’s future plans to invest in the Sheffield City Region.

 

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust – Zoe Shearman, Investment and Development Manager

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust are responsible for regenerating old mining communities by driving investment and development within them. They work right across the UK but for this event Zoe will be speaking directly about their forthcoming investment portfolio of c.£42m across industrial, offices, residential, retail and leisure sectors in Yorkshire and the Sheffield City Region, which is being undertaken by their burgeoning development arm CRT Property Investments.

 

 

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council – Paul Woodcock, Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment

Paul will give an update on the regeneration of Rotherham High Street with the latest segment of the plans including the demolition the former Primark Building to make way for a town centre residential development. The plans form part of the Town Centre Masterplan which includes £30m plus funding for three major housing developments at Wellgate, Westgate and Sheffield Road, as well as improvements to open spaces across College Street, Bridgegate, Howard Street and Effingham Street. Paul will be sharing more intel on these schemes and looking ahead to Rotherham’s post pandemic recovery.

Kennedys – Helen Johnson, Partner

Helen is head of real estate & construction at Kennedys Law LLP. Helen specialises in construction projects and disputes, and acts for developers, contractors and professional consultants. Helen has lived in Sheffield for 12 years and is an executive board member of Sheffield Property Association.

Kennedys is a global law firm comprised of over 2,000 people, in 58 offices in 22 countries across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, UAE and the Americas.

Our vision is to become the go-to firm for straightforward, expert legal advice, wherever in the world our clients require it. Drawing on the extensive resources and expertise of our global network, we are committed to providing a seamless service to our clients, wherever they may be.

Harron Homes – Tony Lee, Managing Director, Yorkshire

More information to follow.

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park – Richard Caborn, Project Lead

Major new health care, regeneration and sporting projects totalling more than £200m have been unveiled for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park with the flagship developments set to include a National Centre for Child Health Technology and a ground-breaking diagnostic imaging research hub. Richard will give more intel on the forward investment Master Plan which could generate over 5,600 jobs will also ensure the Park will play a major role in the post-pandemic and post-Brexit economy of Sheffield City Region.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Amanda Coupland Director Built Environment Networking

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority – Dave Smith, Chief Executive Officer

Dave heads up the team responsible for delivering its £350m programme to drive prosperity across the region and its 68,000 businesses.

He works with an immensely strong private-public partnership which has helped create investment-ready opportunities for many foreign owned companies with a base in the region.

On this event he’ll share details on how they’re working to attract most investment and unlock more development across the city region.

VU.CITY – Jon Roebuck, Regional Business Development Manager

Jon is the Regional  Business Development Manager at VU.CITY covering our cities in the North of England.

VU.CITY is a game-changing solution for urban development teams. Speeding up all aspects of the planning process from design concept stage right through to planning application submissions.

Their accurate 3D city models allow for collaborative and virtual feasibility and impact studies for proposed developments across 30+ cities in the UK and internationally.

Jon has previous experience in the built environment in Facilities Management, PropTech, and Placemaking.

Associate your brand with the Sheffield City Region Economic Growth & Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around growth in the region.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Session One Partner: A Journey to Inclusive Economic Growth in the Sheffield City Region Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, 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 and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Sheffield City Region Economic Growth & Development Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to 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 help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session One Partner: A Journey to Inclusive Economic Growth in the Sheffield City Region

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

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

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 and URL a week or so before the event to gain access.

Main Stage

On here you’ll be able to navigate what is in our ‘Programme’ where our speakers, panels and discussions will take place. You’ll be able to get involved in the discussion, ask questions and more.

Networking Lounges

You can connect with the attendees in our networking lounges – video chatting with others at the event.

Exhibition Area

View our partners and sponsors, have a chat with them and learn more about their business.

Tickets

Event Ticket: Sheffield City Region Economic Growth & Development Conference £80.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £80

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, 15th June 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1555hrs

Cost:
£80 – £80

Venue

Online – All in the Loop


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