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Cheshire and Warrington LEP chief hails investment boost following MIPIM appearance
The head of the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership has hailed the immediate impact the organisation’s first appearance at global property festival MIPIM has had an incoming investment enquiries.
LEP Chief Executive, Philip Cox, hailed the region’s MIPIM mission and said that its appearance at the prestigious four-day event in Cannes earlier in the month had helped to raised the profile of the region internationally and helped to forge potentially fruitful new connections.
Joining forces with Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire East Council and Warrington Borough Council, the LEP’s stand served to promote the investment opportunities provided by some of the region’s biggest projects, including the Cheshire Science Corridor and potential investment in the wake of the HS2 route between Cheshire and Staffordshire.
Speaking about the festival, Cox said: “Taking a stand at the festival allowed us to whet global investor interest with the initial concepts and opportunity presented by our region and within days of our return we and partners were picking up substantive enquiries from individuals and organisations wanting to know more.
“The mood at MIPIM was unreservedly positive and there was notable international interest in our region. We had fantastic support from our partners who were delighted to back the ambition.”
The initiative was supported by 17 private sector organisations, including Henry Brooks, Managing Partner at TEM Property Group, who said that his firm had enjoyed an ‘excellent response’ during the event.
He commented: “I was hugely impressed by the collaboration and feeling of unity exuded by the entire Northern contingent and I thought the Cheshire and Warrington LEP stand was a huge success and very well attended.
“As well as a great event for Cheshire, we as TEM and the Tatton Estate had an excellent response and are following up on new interest while looking how we can continue to help grow the Northern Powerhouse at next year’s event securing both public and private sector investment to create even greater places to live, work and visit.“ Read more
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