York Property Forum: Mon 3 Sep

York businesses are invited to the next Property Forum to hear about new opportunities in the sector.

Speakers from higher education and the Local Enterprise Partnership will set out ideas and plans that will help drive forward the sub-region’s economy over the next few years.

The five-year capital investment plan of York St John University will be demonstrated by Rob Hickey, Executive Director for Innovation & Growth; while Chief Operating Officer at York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP, James Farrar, will spell out how he sees the current review helping businesses, once the changes are implemented.

Mike Cartwright from the Chamber’s policy team said:

“As always, we are determined to help push forward the region’s economic growth by supporting local business communities.  At a time of growing concern with Brexit or attention to outstanding issues such as devolution and skills shortages, we have to look at all areas where that support and growth can happen.  Universities are not only promoters of higher education, but also (often) owners of significant land and property; so hearing from Rob will be useful for many businesses.  We also need to liaise closely with the LEP to make sure they hear the business voice, so this is a good platform for our members to ask questions of key influencers in the local economy.”

The event takes place on Monday 3 September at York’s Grand Hotel (5-7pm); £15 Chamber members, £30 non-members.  Call 01904 210010 for more information or email events@wnychamber.co.uk