Bid to attract more potential investors

James Newman,Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership based at the AMP Technology Centre
James Newman,Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership based at the AMP Technology Centre
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Opportunities in logistics, advanced manufacturing and the new Enterprise Zones will be among the key features stressed to potential investors when Sheffield City Region takes part in the international property show, MIPIM, next month

Delegates from the Local Enterprise Partnership, local authorities and the business community will also be emphasising the potential impact of major road improvements in Doncaster around Robin Hood Airport and prospects in Sheffield’s city centre.

Sheffield-based communications company Counter Context is project managing and leading the communications strategy for the show, which takes place at Cannes, in the South of France, from March 11 to 14.

It says there are still 
opportunities for companies to join the delegation.

“MIPIM is the perfect moment to engage with international investors in a conversation about 
the competitive advantages of the Sheffield City Region,” says Simon Collingwood, from Counter Context.

“It is right that the public sector get behind this, but also critical that our businesses lead the charge. There is still time to get involved in this important initiative.”

LEP chairman James Newman said: “Our message at MIPIM is straightforward: we have a series of world class clusters, facilities and opportunities across the City Region that are of interest to the international investment community.

“These opportunities are underpinned by excellent national and international connectivity; the land availability to support growth; a first class skills pipeline and a public sector that is open for business.”

Businesses taking part in the Sheffield delegation include organisations so far include developers Harworth Estates, Sheffield Business Park and Peel Logistics, architects HLM, Coda Studios and Bond Bryan, Lawyers Irwin Mitchell and Nabarro, property and construction consultants Rider Levett Bucknall and Sheffield University.

For more information about getting involved in the Sheffield City Region MIPIM partnership, call Simon Collingwood on 0114 2521170