HS2 to address business seminar

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High speed train delivery company HS2 is to speak to Sheffield businesses for the first time since the Government announced the HS2 route.

Stephen McFarlane from HS2, and Attercliffe MP Clive Betts, who chairs the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Regeneration Committee, will both speak at a seminar organised by lawyers Wosskow Brown and accountants Hart Shaw.

The event takes place at The Source, on Meadowhall Way on Friday, March 8 and will also be addressed by Kiley Tan, head of corporate and commercial law at Wosskow Brown and Steve Bell, head of corporate finance, at Hart Shaw.

Kiley Tan said: “This is a ‘must attend’ event for businesses based in Attercliffe and the Lower Don Valley, as well as those across Sheffield City Region who want to discover how HS2 hubs can be a catalyst for regeneration and how best to start planning for that now.

“We will be discussing case studies from Europe where stations – such as that proposed for Meadowhall – have accelerated business growth, and we will be addressing the concerns that people may have over the plans.”

Clive Betts added: “High Speed 2 has the potential to transform rail transport in the UK by increasing capacity and significantly reducing journey times.

In doing so it will bring people and businesses closer together.”

To book a place at the seminar, which is aimed at businesses directly affected by HS2 or planning to benefit from its arrival, e-mail: charlotte.thornton@wosskowbrown.co.uk.