Location: Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester, United Kingdom
Sponsors: South Lakeland District Council
- Lawrence Conway, chief executive, South Lakeland District Council
- Pat McIver, Ulverston site biopharm lead, GSK
- Martyn Nicholson, managing director, housebuilder Russell Armer
- James Peacock, director, switchgear manufacturer Mardix
- Spencer Hannah, co-founder, sheep merchandise retailer Herdy
- Richard Leafe, chief executive, Lake District National Park Authority
- Andrew Dewhurst, director, Eric Wright Group
- Allen Gibb, finance director, Holker Group
This half day conference and exhibition showcased the investment opportunities in South Lakeland and generated much interesting discussion about the area and the history and future of its development.
Representatives from South Lakeland council were on hand to answer planning queries, and a number of successful local businesses were also present to talk about their experiences of doing business in the area.
Held at the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, the event was moderated by Andy Bounds, enterprise editor and Northern correspondent of Financial Times.
The conference highlighted some of the multi-million pound schemes already underway in Cumbria as well as the land available for further residential and commerical development.
Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats and MP for Westmorland & Lonsdale, welcomed attendees via video, and told the audience: “There will never be a better time to invest than now. There is huge potential to set up, grow and thrive. If you are expanding, relocating or investing, you should look no further than South Lakeland.”
Companies in attendance include:
- Addleshaw Goddard
- Bilfinger GVA
- HOW Planning
- Capital Properties
- Pinsent Masons
- Manchester City Council
- Legat Owen
- Cheshire East Council
- DAC Beachcroft
- Deloitte Real Estate
- Derwent Group
- Cushman & Wakefield
- Stockport Council
- NJL Consulting
- GL Hearn
- Genr8 Developments
- Nexus Planning