Developing and Investing in North West - Delivering a Built Environment for the Future
September 22nd 2021
Deputy Chief Executive
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Caroline Simpson has worked in regeneration and place-making for over twenty years developing strong partnerships across the public and private sector.
As the Deputy Chief Executive at Stockport MBC she is currently responsible for the growth and place agenda, and in particular leading a major £1bn transformation programme to redevelop the town centre. Recently her focus has been to establish the first Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) in Greater Manchester to deliver Greater Manchester’s Newest, Greenest and Coolest Neighbourhood. The MDC is promoting the development of Town Centre Living as the next phase of renaissance for Stockport Town Centre alongside driving investment in major new infrastructure.
As well as leadership of development, regeneration, planning and transport she is also leading the delivery and reform of frontline place management services. She has responsibility for corporate estate transformation and promoting active communities across the Borough.
Previous roles include:
Corporate Director, Place, Stockport MBC
Executive Director of Economic Growth and Prosperity for Cheshire East Council with responsibility for an ambitious economic growth agenda, leading place–based services and corporate property & development functions.
Other roles include the Development Director for a Housing Association; Head of Regeneration and Partnerships for Northwest Development Agency and regeneration based roles at Advantage West Midlands. Her career started in Liverpool delivering community-based regeneration projects with a particular focus on work and skills.
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Eamonn Boylan was appointed Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority in January 2017. He played a key role in the development of the Housing Market Renewal Programme, the Northern Way Growth Strategy and, through his work with the Core Cities Group and the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, in the emerging policy framework for city regions. Eamonn takes the lead role on Investment and on Planning and Housing for the AGMA Wider Leadership Team.
Managing Director, Suburban Build to Rent
Legal & General Capital
Regional General Manager
Far East Consortium International Limited
Gavin Taylor is a Mancunian with over 15 years’ experience in development, construction and portfolio management.
He joined the Far East Consortium International Limited as Regional General Manager in 2016. Gavin’s role sees him overseeing the expansion of the organisation in the north of the UK. He is also responsible for the Angel Meadow and Northern Gateway projects which will bring over 15,000 homes to Manchester.
Previously, as Operations Director for Beijing Construction, Gavin was instrumental in the introduction and establishment of the international conglomerate in the UK. He was also the first non-Chinese citizen to become a director of a Chinese State-Owned Entity.
Colette has 20 years experience of large scale regeneration projects acting for public sector, land owners and private sector developers. She has been involved in securing planning and land assembly on complex multi ownership sites including estate regeneration projects and understands the public private sector interplay.
Colette is currently advising on some of the largest and complex planning projects in the country and is one of the leading experts in CIL . She is ranked as a leading individual in legal directories and is currently lead planning adviser on Peel’s Liverpool Water - regeneration of 60 ha docklands; Barking Riverside – 10,800 homes, 65,000 sqm of commercial and leisure plus infrastructure ; Wandsworth VNEB Opportunity Area – 20,00 new homes infrastructure including the northern line extension and incudes Battersea Power Station .; multi billon bound estate regeneration of Winstanley estate -2225 homes ( including affordable housing) flexible commercial space measure space and public realm.
Chairperson: Colette McCormack, Partner, Winckworth Sherwood
The ‘Building Back-to-Business’ series. City Focus: North West
Bringing together private sector and political leaders, to provide an insight into the North West Real Estate Market - the opportunities, the challenges and the plans!
What is happening in the North West Real Estate Market right now?
Our first live in-person event of 2021 will provide an update on the North West Property Market, and an insight into the Government’s agenda for building ‘Back-to-business’. Be informed and ahead of the game!
Economic Recovery & Opportunities to win work!
As the Country focuses on economic recovery, where are the opportunities across the North West Property Marketplace? What sectors are performing best? What is shaping the investment agenda, and where is the money heading? Plain and simple, on the ground opportunities - to drive business and attract inward investment to the North West.
People, Homes, Community, Quality of Life…
Building-back-to-business, kick-starting development and driving investment into the North West is imperative; but, of course ‘good growth’ isn’t just measured with an economic parameter. Environmental sustainability, local community + social outcomes, liveability + affordability, quality of life and culture; are all critical areas to be considered and valued in the Built Environment and infrastructure of the future. How does this influence the investment agenda and the Local Authorities decision-making?
The Future… A ‘Responsible’ Built Environment…
This event brings together leaders and influencers from both the Private and Public sectors, to discuss the North West’s opportunities, obstacles and important issues for the Built Environment.
If you want to find out where the opportunities are to win work and do business in North West; this event will explore the market, the investment prospects and the key areas that impact success and contribute to environmental and social sustainability; providing people with affordable homes, good health provision, and a space, place and community to thrive in!