Making the Thames Valley Cool and Funky

How can the region continue to attract, develop and grow to ensure that it competes for new skills, investment and the employees of the future?

Thursday 8th September, 2016

The Conference Centre, 100 Longwater, Green Park, Berkshire. RG2 6GP

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Event Summary

Cities and Towns have to constantly re-invent their relationships with business and the people who live, work and play in the region. Companies both large and small are increasingly looking for a skill base and resource pool, which will help them to grow and be able to employ qualified staff across the Greater Thames Valley region.

– Almost 40% of all young Londoners are willing to quit the capital for a better chance of getting on the housing ladder with Slough top of the list – Rightmove, March 2016

– Reading and Bracknell topped the PWC led research on Good Growth Cities for 2015 and reflect the regions business strengths

– Financial Times fDi Awards for the Thames Valley region includes Fast Growing, most successful LEP and most successful small Towns in 2015

– Crossrail opens for business in just over 24 months with several key stations located within the Thames Valley

What does a region need to invest in to ensure that it remains top of the pile, is the Thames Valley now a realistic alternative to the many attractions of London and Europe and will investment in its ‘people’ make the region successful, cool and funky?

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Ute Bockstegers

CFO and Head of Country Platform UK & Ireland Bayer Plc

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Ute Bockstegers

CFO and Head of Country Platform, UK & Ireland Bayer, Plc

Ute Bockstegers was appointed CFO and Head of the Country Platform…read more

Nigel Howe

Chief Executive, Reading FC

Nigel is Chief Executive of Reading FC. The majority of Howe’s…read more

Simon Brooker

Reading Managing Partner BDO

Simon has been an Audit Partner for nearly 20 years and heads…read more

Derek Provan

Airside Expansion and Operations Director, Heathrow Airport

Born in Glasgow and with 20 years experience in Aviation…read more

James Silver

Development Director, Landid

James has worked at Landid for over 5 years.  He works with…read more

Will Butler Adams

Managing Director, Brompton Bicycle Ltd

Will is the Managing Director of Brompton Bicycle Limited and…read more

Andrew Humprhries

Co-Founder at The Bakery & UKTI Global Entrepreneur Programme Dealmaker

Successful serial entrepreneur, business and executive coach…read more

Leigh Thomas

Managing Director, Kier Properties

Leigh joined Kier Property in March 2005 as a Development Manager in…read more

Andrew Ward

Director for Corporate Relations, Brunel University

Andrew Ward is responsible for building and maintaining links with…read more

Gareth Hurley

Senior Programme Development Manager, Network Rail (WRA)

Gareth Hurley has worked in the rail industry since 2008, and currently…read more

John Haxworth

Partner, Barton Willmore

John Haxworth is a design partner in Barton Willmore’s Reading office…read more

Darren Parkinson

Partner, Parkinson Holt

Darren was previously with Clive Lewis & Partners in London…read more

Eddie Curzon

Thames Valley Regional Director, CBI

Eddie is the Thames Valley Regional Director for the CBI representing…Read More

Rosalind Andrews

Associate Planning, Harrison Clarke Rickerbys

Rosalind Andrews is a specialist Planning and Highways lawyer, and advises read more…

Scott Witchalls

Partner, Peter Brett Associates

Scott leads the management and delivery of area wide transport strategies…read more

Mark Wells

Director, Real Estate & Long Income Generation Manger

Origination manager, sourcing and creating investment opportunities for…read more

Fiona Brownfoot

Director, Leisure Retail Disposals & Acquisitions, Hicks Baker

Hicks Baker is the only practice in Reading to have a partner dedicated to….read more

Paul Lewis

Regional Director Thames Valley, Segro

Paul joined SEGRO in 2000 initially as an Asset Surveyor more

Paul Reilly

Managing Partner, Peter Brett Associates

Paul joined PBA in 2006 and he was first elected Managing Partner in…read more

Kim Cohen

Planning Partner, Barton Willmore

Kim joined Barton Willmore in May 2001 and has developed a wide…read more

Stuart Mclarty

Director, Dn-a Architecture

Stuart is a founding director of dn-a with an enviable track record…read more

Tim Smith MBE

Chief Executive, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP

Tim is the first, full time Chief Executive at Thames Valley Berkshire LEP…read more

Kate Dean

Former Board Member, Enterprise M3

Kate is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years…Read More

Matthew Battle

Managing Director, UK Property Forums

Matthew is the Founder and now Managing Director of UK Property Forums. …Read more

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