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.
This 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.