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GDEF Spotlight on Crawley

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Arora Hotel Gatwick-Crawley

Southgate Avenue

Southgate

RH10 6LW

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8am Registration and networking

Part One – What are the plans?

9am Welcome from the chair

9.15am A Vision for Crawley– an update from the leader of the council. Peter Lamb, Leader, Crawley Council

9.45am Crawley Gateway – an update on the project which will transform the station and its surroundings. Surinder Arora, Arora Group.

10.15am Why come to Crawley? The ongoing work on Queens Square and the town centre aims to change the face of the town, and persuade retailers to expand, revitalise, or launch new presences. Is it working? We hear from a new retail entrant to the town centre. James Caruthers, Dark Star Brewery

10.40am Property trends – what is happening in Crawley Town Centre? Which offices are letting, and which lying empty? What has been the effect of the changes in permitted development rights? What could happen going forward? Adam Godfrey, SHW.

11am Coffee

Part two – what more could be done?

11.30am A BID for Crawley town centre?

Learning from Hammersmith – Patricia Bench, CEO of the Hammersmith town centre BID, one of the UK’s most successful, talks about what they do. Could Crawley copy them?

Learning from Manor Royal – Steve Sawyer of the Manor Royal BID talks about his experience. Can Crawley learn from, and link better with, our largest employment area?

12 midday The Skills equation – what needs to be done with skills to assist the town’s regeneration? Julie Kapsalis, Chichester College

12.15pm Linking to employers – Crawley town centre has a wealth of employers, particularly in the professional services sector. How can the town cater better for the needs of their employees? What will the newly formed town centre Professional Services group deliver? Speakers: Faye Bargery, Irwin Mitchell; Jon Maile, Partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP

12.45pm Response from the council – Peter Smith, Cabinet Member for Regeneration

12.55pm Closing words from the chair.

1pm Networking

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