Low Wood Bay view
Conference will take place at Low Wood Bay Resort, on the banks of Lake Windermere

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David Sykes, director of people and places at South Lakeland Council, joins a speaker line-up which already includes Carlisle City Council, Eden Council, Kingmoor Park, and many more at the second in the Place North West Development Series.

Cumbria Update Sponsor Logo StackedThis half-day conference, due to take place on Tuesday 27 February at Low Wood Bay Resort in Windermere, will bring together a range of speakers from both the public and private sectors, to discuss what is driving the economy in Cumbria, the industries shaping the future of the region, and the large-scale plans guiding them.

The event is sponsored by Lovell, Curtins, Furness Economic Development Forum, and Transport for the North.

Companies who have already registered include GVA, Turner & Townsend, Wardell Armstrong, Caddick, Hydrock, Faithful + Gould, Eric Wright Group, Baker Mallett, Tyler Grange, Cassidy + Ashton, Abbott Associates, Wates Construction, and more.

Speakers so far include:

Jane Meek, director of economic development, Carlisle City Council

Dr Robin Hooper, chief executive, Eden Council

Jonathan Spruce, interim director of strategy, Transport for the North

Steve Ratcliffe, director of sustainable development, Lake District National Park

Stuart Klosinski, project manager, Furness Economic Development Forum

Tony Goddard, director and former chief executive of Kingmoor Park

Dominic Smith, associate director, Lichfields

Haydn Spedding, associate director of UK hotels agency for Colliers International

Andy Roberts, head of the Kendal office of Curtins

David Sykes, director of people and places, South Lakeland Council

Chaired by Jessica Middleton-Pugh, editor, Place North West

The event will consist of a mix of presentations and panels, beginning with breakfast from 8am and closing with lunch at 12pm.

Tickets cost £50+VAT.

Click here to book your tickets online

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