Frameworks for recovery seminar

Organiser: Hill Dickinson
Location: Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 0HQ
Phone: 0161 819 3362

Developers, investors and owner-managers are invited to join experts from Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund, PKF, Hill Dickinson, Co-operative Bank and GVA to discuss the state of the property market and opportunities for the future at an event in Haydock in November.

The programme for the free event on Tuesday 27 November is as follows:

08:00 Registration and breakfast

08:45 Welcome, Paul Clarke, PKF (UK) LLP

08:50 The Future of property, Mark Rawstron, GVA

Mark will review the main property sectors, the factors leading up to the recession and the collapse of property values, followed by analysis of what has happened since. Looking to future forecasts for performance, Mark will focus on the region's two main cities, Manchester and Liverpool, providing examples of major investment transactions.

09:10 Trust me, I'm an ethical banker, Rob Dawson, The Co-operative Banking Group

Trust in the banking sector is at an all time low. Rob Dawson, head of property finance at the Co-Operative Bank looks at the difficulties facing the sector, how this has impacted on the decisions being made by Banks and what the future holds. Rob will also provide an insight into how Banks are viewing both new and existing loans and give some helpful hints and tips on how to raise new finance.

09:30 2+2 = 5? Bill Chandler and Kathy Holuba, Hill Dickinson LLP

With steadily increasing interest among property investors and developers around the use of joint venture vehicles, corporate lawyer Kathy Holuba and property lawyer Bill Chandler provide the lawyers' perspective on property joint ventures and the various legal structures available.

09:50 Coffee break

10:10 Tax & VAT update, Paul Clarke and Billy Cairns, PKF (UK) LLP

Paul and Billy will deliver a topical Tax and VAT update on the issues affecting the sector as well as looking at increasingly popular JV structures and the forthcoming introduction of Real Time Information.

10:30 Introduction to The Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund, Cllr Kieran Quinn, chairman of Greater Manchester Pension Fund

Cllr Quinn will provide an overview of what the fund is, its structure and remit and will examine its various property development and regeneration schemes across the North West. He will also outline its plans and requirements over the next 12 to 18 months, showcasing its commitment to providing quality development and regeneration projects in the region.

10:50 Q&A

11:00 Close

Who should attend?

This event is best suited to property/construction investors and developers, finance directors and owner managers.


Lorraine Byrne at PKF, on or 0161 819 3362.