Growing pains? Economic growth and the development sector

Organiser: Barton Willmore and British Property Federation
Location: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M1 5HA
Phone: 0161 817 4900

Hosted by Barton Willmore and the British Property Federation

This Government has sought to stimulate greater economic growth through a number of initiatives, ranging from reforming the planning system to boost housing supply, to Enterprise Zones and Tax Increment Financing (TIF), and through to City Deals and a more co-ordinated approach to the release of public land. As the General Election approaches it is timely to appraise how well schemes are working and the extent to which they might need to be modified, further developed or replaced – and to look ahead to how best local areas could make use of the initiatives to rebalance and stimulate growth.


8am Breakfast & Registration

8.30am Welcome & Introduction Dan Mitchell, Partner, Barton Willmore

8.40am Balancing Economic Growth Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP (TBC)

8.50am Manchester City Region and Government Initiatives Cllr Paul Watson, Vice-Chair of the City Regions Board and Leader of Sunderland City Council

9am Role of the Property Sector Bill Hughes, Managing Director, Legal & General Property; BPF President

9.10am Catalysts for Development David Partridge, Managing Partner, Argent

9.20am Panel Session Q&A Chaired by Dan Mitchell, Partner, Barton Willmore

9.45am Close

To book your place, please RSVP Kay Stevenson at by 18 September or call Kay on 0161 817 4900.