The benefits and opportunities of re-shoring and north-shoring manufacturing and service-based industries to the UK regions will be at the heart of a special conference taking place at MIPIM UK.
Hosted by BBC home editor Mark Easton, Re-Shoring and the Regions will highlight how the UK regions are responding to market demand when it takes place on October 15 in the exhibition’s Business Showcase Area.
MIPIM UK is the first UK property trade show gathering all professionals looking to close deals in the UK property market at the three-day event, from October 15 to 17 at London Olympia.
As part of the one-off re-shoring conference, Jones Lang LaSalle’s director EMEA and UK corporate research, Tom Carroll, will discuss his forthcoming report which explores the UK re-shoring phenomenon.
Joining Mr Carroll as a key speaker at the event will be Bryan Taylor, UK property director at Balfour Beatty Group, who will discuss the company’s decision to locate its Shared Service Centre in Newcastle.
The conference has been organised by the North East Combined Authority, combining Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland councils as well as the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and a group of 12 private sectors partners under the banner of Invest North East England.
The delegation’s mission is to highlight the investment and long-term growth opportunities that exist in the North East, demonstrating to MIPIM attendees how the region is not only well-prepared but actively supports north-shoring employers.
Coun Simon Henig, chairman of the North East Combined Authority, said: “Saving costs, time and improving customer service are important aspects of any business.
Working in partnership with business, the North East has demonstrated it has the innovative spirit, ability and can-do attitude to support industries looking to achieve their re-shoring ambitions.”
Neil McMillan, development director of Carillion Developments, part of Carillion plc, which forms part of the North East delegation, said: “This conference will create an interesting and lively discussion about the role of the regions in supporting re-shoring.
“The North East, for example, offers growth for years to come and is home to a number of developments that demonstrate innovative and collaborative partnerships between local authorities and business can create attractive investment opportunities.”
Paul Woolston, chair of the North East LEP, added: “MIPIM UK offers the ideal forum to showcase the North East’s offer, and provides opportunities to debate key opportunities for future investment such as re-shoring.
“As hosts of this conference we are delighted to be able to lead and stimulate the re-shoring debate through the contributions of its knowledgeable and experienced speakers.”