PROPERTY AND BUSINESS SHOW TO GIVE UPDATE ON LEP


News release

15th March 2012

Ursula Lidbetter MBE will give an update on progress achieved by the new Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) at the third annual Lincolnshire Property and Business Investment Show later this month.

The Chairman of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Board and Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire Co-operative is to lead a seminar at the event at the Lincolnshire Events Centre on Wednesday 28th March 2012.

She says the LEP has hit the ground running and will work hard to improve Greater Lincolnshire as a place to do business.

“The aim of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP is to bring together the public and private sector and work with government to improve infrastructure and trading conditions in the region,” said Ursula.

“We’ve already achieved some notable successes, including a grant of more than £6.6 million to kickstart housing and commercial developments and the go-ahead for plans to bring superfast broadband to all homes and businesses in Lincolnshire within the next five years.”

Jenny Gammon, Assistant Director of Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, will introduce the seminars, which will include talks by Terry Mankertz from UKTI’s Investment Services Team and Alastair Cunningham, East Midlands Agent for the Bank of England.

The financial seminar in the afternoon will be led as usual by Streets Accountants.

Last year’s Property and Business Investment Show was extremely well attended and organiser Martin Freeman is predicting more of the same in 2012.

“More and more visitors are becoming more aware of the real business outcomes that have resulted from previous shows,” he said.

“The purpose of the event is to put the focus on Lincolnshire and to help attract inward investment into the region. Based on the success of previous years we’re looking forward to another excellent show.”

The Property and Business Investment Show is sponsored by Invest Lincolnshire. Jill McCarthy, Business Investment Manager at Lincolnshire County Council, commented: “The event is a great networking opportunity for professional service providers such as solicitors, accountants, chartered surveyors, property agents, construction consultants and architects.

“It will also provide some important information on the progress to date of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership.”

The event takes place from 9.30am until 3pm on Wednesday 28thMarch 2012. Entrance to the exhibition and seminars is free and seminar places can be booked at

http://www.businessshowsgroup.co.uk/online_booking.asp

For exhibitor enquiries contact martin.freeman@showbizgroup.co.uk or call 0775 466 4523.

Notes to editors

  • The third Lincolnshire Property & Business Investment Show is part of a series of events in the midlands and north of England which create an environment for professional service providers and potential inward and indigenous investors. The events are organised by East Midlands Business Shows for www.businessshowsgroup.co.uk . To find out more call 0775 466 4523.
  • The EPIC Centre opened in 2008 as part of the Lincolnshire Events Centre at the Lincolnshire Showground north ofLincoln. It is the largest purpose-built green event and conference centre in the UK and was constructed using the latest environmental materials and technologies, including rainwater harvesting, a living sedum roof, solar panels, wind turbines, a biomass boiler and sustainable materials throughout.
  • Invest Lincolnshire delivers a wide range of services that promotes Lincolnshire as a place to live, work, invest and visit. It is a partnership of Lincolnshire County Council, the seven Lincolnshire district councils, Lincolnshire Enterprise and local intermediaries including property agents and developers.

Jez Ashberry
Shooting Star PR
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The aim of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP is to bring together the public and private sector and work with government to improve infrastructure and trading conditions in the region
Ursula Lidbetter MBE, Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire Co-operative.
The event is a great networking opportunity for professional service providers such as solicitors, accountants, chartered surveyors, property agents, construction consultants and architects.
Jill McCarthy, Business Investment Manager at Lincolnshire County Council
The purpose of the event is to put the focus on Lincolnshire and to help attract inward investment into the region
Martin Freeman, event organiser