Brockholes to host ERDF green forum

In one of its last acts before it hands over the European aid programme to central government, the North West Development Agency will hold a European Regional Development Fund Northwest Environment Sector Event on Tuesday 21 June at the new Brockholes Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve near Preston.

Confirmed speakers include representatives from the Manufacturing Institute, green business park developer Armstrong Properties, specialist consultancy Enworks, Lancaster University and the Environment Agency.

Presentations will also be given by Anne Selby, chief executive of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, owner and operator of Brockholes, and David Malpass, director of the ERDF NW Programme at the NWDA.

The half-day event is designed to enable guests to share best practice, discuss current issues and talk about the future of both the ERDF programme and the environment sector.

ERDF includes numerous grant schemes to fund purchase of renewable energy technology, research into environmental innovation and green transport plans among others.

Registration starts at 9.15am with the event starting at 10am. After lunch, delegates who are able to stay will have the chance to explore the reserve and BREEAM 'outstanding' facilities at Brockholes.

  • Place are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To request a ticket email with your name, organisation, contact telephone and email address
  • See ERDF NW website

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