Nottingham gears up for MIPIM 2017

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MIPIM Team Nottingham 2017 (photo by Shawn Ryan)

The biggest ever private sector led Team Nottingham line-up has signed up to support the city and county at the world’s largest property event, MIPIM 2017 – showing their commitment to attracting national and international developers and investment to the area.

Team Nottingham members will take their place in a delegation of hundreds at MIPIM representing both the East and West Midlands in the first ever Midlands Pavilion, a marquee which will exclusively showcase the Midlands region.

The pavilion teams will include council leaders, local authorities, LEP representatives and commercial partners. Nottingham, alongside its Midlands neighbours, will open dialogue with the world’s leading investors and developers, sovereign wealth managers, pension funds and other members of the investor community.

Anthony Cork of property and construction consultants Gleeds said: “MIPIM has always been an important event for the city of Nottingham and one I feel we are capitalising on by forming one of our strongest teams yet and taking part in an important year when we take our place in the Midlands Pavilion. Our focus will be showcasing Nottingham’s past, present and future and promoting what our constantly evolving and innovative city has to offer”.

Nottingham’s private sector sponsors and partners are Boots, property law specialists Brady Solicitors; environmental building services consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes; CPMG Architects; East Midlands Airport; Equus Estates Limited (Inside Land); property consultants FHP; contractor G F Tomlinson; Gleeds; Godwin Developments; Henry Boot Developments Limited; property consultants Innes England; PR and digital agency Cartwright Communications; architects practice Maber; creative agency RizkMcCay; Sladen Estates Ltd; law firm Geldards; contractor Willmott Dixon; the Nottingham Post; developer Miller Birch; framework organisation and Scape. The delegation will be led by Invest in Nottingham and Nottingham City Council.

Lorraine Baggs, head of inward investment at Invest in Nottingham, said: “It’s of huge benefit to the city to have so many important Nottingham businesses part of Team Nottingham this year. There has been significant regeneration activity in the city since MIPIM 2016 and we look forward keeping up the momentum and building upon it by meeting key contacts and showcasing the investment opportunities in the region. Being part of the Midlands Pavilion this year alongside our Midlands neighbours is also a great opportunity for Nottingham to make more of an impact. It will mean we get an increase in visitors to the stand, resulting in more investment enquiries”.

The combined public-private sector team will be highlighting a number of key sites and development opportunities at MIPIM.

Coun Jon Collins, leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “Considered to be the ‘heartbeat of the nation’s economy’, the Midlands will propel Nottingham – and other regional cities – into the world’s attention. We are happy to play a pivotal role by being part of the wider Midlands presence, showcasing Nottingham’s development opportunities. Being part of the wider offer will help to promote the region and therefore bring benefits to the city.

“As ever, we are pleased to have the support from such an impressive list of Nottingham companies in such a big year for the city and its neighbours”.

Tim Garratt, MD of Innes England, said: “The private sector is working with the public sector and working together to target specific individuals and companies at MIPIM who we would be confident we could work with to bring forward new development schemes in Nottingham”.

Lisa Cawdron of Willmott Dixon added: “We believe that Nottingham is full of opportunity. The stage is set, our infrastructure is ready, and the city is ripe for development”.