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Mon 6 Nov: Council big hitters in the spotlight

Bradford Council’s big hitters are to speak to a joint Property Forum-Professionals’ Network audience in Bradford.

Businesses have the opportunity to hear first-hand about plans for economic growth, regeneration and other issues likely to affect future prosperity across the District, aswell as being able to tell the local authority representatives about their issues.

On Monday 6 November, 5-7pm, at the Midland Hotel, four of Bradford Council’s most senior management team will be on the same panel for this Chamber of Commerce event.  Businesses are advised to book early to secure their places at the meeting.

Bradford Council is putting forward the following representatives at the event:

  • Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader
  • Kersten England, Chief Executive
  • Steve Hartley, Director of Place
  • Shelagh O’Neill, Assistant Director, Economy & Development

The event will be facilitated by BPF Chair, Allan Booth.  Allan, a director with architects Rance Booth Smith, said:

“We are very much looking forward to this event – to get four of the most senior Council leaders in the room at one time is a rare occurrence.  That’s not to say they are unwilling to speak to businesses: far from it – we are finding that local authority representatives are wanting to meet with and speak to businesses now more than ever; to seek out their views, and find out first-hand how those businesses are doing, and so on.  It’s just that, with ever-increasing pressures on time, nailing down a date can take some doing.  I would urge businesses to get booked onto this event, and get thinking about the questions they want to ask – it’s going to be an interesting couple of hours.”

The Property Forum runs quarterly events for businesses in that sector.  The events are planned by a steering group, which also deals with matters affecting business relating to city centre regeneration, employment land, housing and transport.  The speakers on 6 November will be asked to give updates on all these areas at the event.

Bradford’s Professionals’ Network, chaired by BHP’s Roger Thompson, also meets quarterly for businesses in banking/finance, insurance, legal and selected others with formal qualifications.

About the event, Roger added: “These events are a good platform for businesses to meet and speak to influential people who can have a direct bearing on the future direction of our economy and our city. We appreciate the time being given by the panel, and we’re looking forward to their updates, aswell as expecting some challenging questions.”

To book on the event or for more information, call 01274 206660 or email here.  The price is £15 members/£30 non-members.

NOTE:  This is a change of timing (and day) for this event due to pressures on speakers’ calendars.

Written on October 12, 2017Mike Cartwright
Published in City Centre Regeneration, Commercial, Events, Local News, Residential