Get fit for business breakfast: Getting the most out of devolution

23rd March 2017

Get fit for business breakfast: Getting the most out of devolution

23rd March 2017
Bath
The Assembly Rooms
Bennett Street
Bath
Bath and North East Somerset
BA1 2QH
United Kingdom
Starts at 7:30am
Ends at 9:00am

Hear what devolution could mean for skills, housing and transport in Bath and have your say on the priorities for the West of England Mayor

In May, local people in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire will be electing a new Mayor for the West of England as part of a devolution agreement struck between the three councils and central government. This will be a step change in the way the West of England operates, bringing enhanced powers and funding for local leaders across a number of areas including planning, transport and skills.

Bath Chamber of Commerce, Bath Business Improvement District and the Bath Chronicle have brought together a first-class panel of speakers to discuss what they want to see when the new Mayor takes office – in relation to skills, housing, transport and the region’s emerging Joint Spatial Plan.

Join us for a buffet breakfast, networking and the opportunity to discuss what devolution could mean for Bath businesses on these vitally important issues.

07.30 Buffet breakfast and networking

08.00 Welcome Rachael Sugden, Editor, Bath Chronicle

08.05 Cllr Tim Warren, Leader, Bath and North East Somerset Council

Introduction to West of England Devolution

08.10 Laurel Penrose, Principal & Chief Executive, Bath College - Skills

08.15 Gerraint Oakley, MD, Curo Homes - Housing

08.20 Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman, Network Rail - Transport

08.25 Lisa Bartlett, Divisional Director – Development, BANES Council - Joint Spatial Plan

08.30 Q&A Chaired by Ian Bell, Director, Bath Chamber of Commerce

(Please note we will ask for you to pre submit questions in advance on booking. Questions will be selected prior to the event & put to the panel)

09.00 Event close Louise Prynne, Chief Executive, Bath Business Improvement District

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 23rd March.

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