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Greater Cambridge Partnership Business Briefing with Lord Heseltine

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Join our ‘big conversation’ about the future of Greater Cambridge this autumn

The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (GCP LEP) is pleased to host a series of business briefings and workshops to help shape the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s future investment strategy.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership, an academic-business-civic economic growth consortium, has been successful in securing up to £1billion in funding to 2030 to help create the right conditions to keep Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire a successful and thriving city region.

This is an opportunity to hear more from the GCP on the local growth story and engage with developing further solutions in transport infrastructure, skills, housing and ‘Smart’ technology.

This event also features a keynote speech from former Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Heseltine.

Lord Heseltine was a Member of Parliament in Britain from 1966 to 2001. He was a Cabinet Minister in various departments between 1979 and 1986 and between 1990 and 1997. He was Deputy Prime Minister from 1995 to 1997. He is founder and Chairman of the Haymarket Group, a privately owned media company.

In 2015 Lord Heseltine was appointed by the government as an adviser to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Within this remit he was Chair of the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission, co-Chair of the Estate Regeneration Advisory Panel. He published an independent report making recommendations to further develop the Tees Valley area and was also a Commissioner for The National Infrastructure Commission. In October 2012 he published No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth, an independent review into how the public and private sectors in the UK work together to create wealth. His work for the government came to an end in 2017.

He has written books on Europe and his political autobiography, Life in the Jungle. His latest book co written with Lady Heseltine, Thenford: The Creation of an English Garden was published in October 2016. Lord Heseltine is an enthusiastic gardener and is a Vice President of the Royal Horticultural Society.

We want to know:

- What are the key growth challenges affecting your business?

- What are the transport needs of your business/workforce now and in the future?

- What should be the priority areas for the partnership over the next 10 years?

Sessions will provide you with:

- Information about the Greater Cambridge Partnership, the growth challenge and plans for its future investment strategy to address this.

- Facilitated group discussions and feedback on transport, with a focus on city centre access including: traffic management, looking at potential physical and/or fiscal measures; principles of a Workplace Parking Levy.

- Time for networking.

Light refreshments will be served. Please email contactus@greatercambridge.org.uk with details of any special dietary requirements in advance, clearly stating which briefing event this refers to.

The event is free to business, however spaces are limited, therefore please book as soon as possible. If you would like to know more then please contact Neil Cuttell at neil.cuttell@gcgp.co.uk or telephone 01480 277180.

If you are unable to attend, you can still have your say by attending a community pop-up event being held across the area or online at www.greatercambridge.org.uk/bigconversation.

Further information on the Greater Cambridge Partnership can be found here, and details on the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership can be found here.

The business briefing is subject to final approval by the GCP Executive Board on 20 September. Any changes to the schedule will be published here and communicated with delegates at the earliest opportunity.


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