Conference programme will include a stand session on Alderley Park

Patrizia to head Cheshire & Warrington MIPIM push

The pan-European investor, which manages Birchwood Park, is to be the lead sponsor for Cheshire and Warrington at MIPIM 2018, heading a list of 31 organisations including Bruntwood, Peel and Grosvenor.

This is the second time Cheshire & Warrington, led by the Local Enterprise Partnership, alongside Cheshire West & Chester Council, Cheshire East Council and Warrington Borough Council, has taken a significant presence at the festival.

Rob Brook, head of portfolio management at Patrizia in the UK, said: “Through our commitment to Birchwood Park, we recognise first hand the attractiveness of the region for enterprise, from start-ups through to large multi-national organisations.

“There’s great optimism about the area and we hope to see further evidence of that at MIPIM as organisations such as ourselves stand alongside the public sector to promote the extensive range of assets, capabilities and opportunities on offer.” Patrizia owned Birchwood Park in joint venture with Oaktree Capital Management before selling out to Warrington Council last year.

The events programme includes an energy sector breakfast hosted by Peel on Tuesday 13 March, sessions on Chester Northgate and Alderley Park the following day, and a Tatton Estate-sponsored session on the Thursday.

Philip Cox, chief executive of Cheshire & Warrington LEP, said: “Cheshire and Warrington is already an outstanding economy and one of the most successful and thriving regions in the country. Over the next decade, collectively, we can make it extraordinary and cement its importance in rebalancing the UK economy.

“The key to our future success will, though, be through continued public and private sector collaboration and it’s extremely pleasing that even more businesses than last year have joined our mission, keen to support our region and to promote it as an outstanding place to do business.”

The full events programme can be viewed online.

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