FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Two hundred business leaders will attend the fourth Annual Construction Summit North on 13th & 14th September.
Highlights of the summit include the launch of the Chamber’s latest Construction Pipeline Analysis and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham taking part in a discussion on transport and infrastructure.
The event, which is the largest of its kind outside of London, will connect delegates with some of the biggest names in the industry and will be a unique opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the region.
Organised by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the University of Salford, the event will explore how the Government’s industrial strategy, regional devolution and the affordable homes programme will shape the North’s property sector in the years to come.
Chris Fletcher, Marketing and Policy Director at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: “The UK faces a series of unique challenges over the coming years on the back of June’s General Election and Brexit.
“Locally, the first round of elected mayors is now in place (others will follow from 2020 onwards). With record levels of interest and investment in development, major new construction schemes about to start such as HS2 and more on the planning board, there are huge opportunities to take advantage of.
“The day is about identifying these opportunities and asking what are the priorities, what are the barriers to getting action underway and how can they be sorted? With government and others in need of ideas, the sector is ideally placed to input and shape its own future.”
There is a ‘buy one get one free’ offer on tickets for the summit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, to take advantage of this offer.
Notes to editors
About Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce:
• Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK.
• We provide first-class business support through a range of tailored services and networking opportunities and use our influence with local and central government to lobby on behalf of our members as the voice of the Greater Manchester business community.
• The Chamber is an independent, not-for-profit private company, working to create a better business environment for its members.
• The Chamber covers Manchester, Salford, Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Trafford, Tameside and Stockport
• We are an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce – one of only 53 chambers across the UK.
• Greater Manchester Chamber was founded in 2004, but traces its roots back to 1794.
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK, providing business support to approximately 4,500 members who collectively employ 446,000 people, around one-third of Greater Manchester’s workforce.
Recognised as a leader in its field, Greater Manchester Chamber’s reputation in government circles has grown locally and nationally. At the heart of the area of greatest economic intensity outside London and the South East, the Chamber is the primary body for business support, policy, representation and networking.
The Chamber is an independent, not-for-profit private company and its aim is to support businesses and help create the best climate for the region to prosper. This is achieved by ensuring that those taking decisions on key issues such as transport, taxation and business regulation hear the voice of our members. The representation of our members’ views is central to the work of the policy team at the Chamber; these views are gathered in a range of ways including our local councils, policy committees, sector councils, the main Chamber council, focus groups, meetings with politicians and consultations.
The Chamber also offers a range of networking forums across Greater Manchester, free as part of membership, plus a variety of other events and services designed to benefit specific sectors or individuals and help businesses to grow.
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