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Leicester & Leicestershire Property & Construction Luncheon: A Foundation for Success

Leicester & Leicestershire Property & Construction Luncheon: A Foundation for Success


The first property networking event held in Leicester on October 6th was a resounding success, with positive feedback from industry executives. The event, held at the City Rooms in Leicester, was an opportunity for property professionals to network, share insights, and learn about the latest developments in the city.


The event was attended by over 90 delegates from various sectors, including developers, investors, consultants, contractors, architects, and agents. The attendees heard from two key speakers: Richard Sword, Strategic Director at Leicester City Council, and Andrew Smith, Director of Planning, Development and Transportation at Leicester City Council. 

 The pair presented the programme of change for the city along with the impending masterplan, encouraging businesses to shape the future strategy. Richard Sword said: “Leicester is undergoing a transformational-change, with ambitious plans to create a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable city. We are delighted to have the support and involvement of the property industry in delivering our vision. This event was a great platform to showcase our achievements and aspirations, and to hear from the experts and innovators who are driving the sector forward.”


Andrew Smith added: “Leicester has a lot to offer, with a diverse and growing economy, a young and skilled population, a rich cultural heritage, and a strategic location in the heart of the country. We are committed to creating a high-quality built environment that enhances our city’s identity and attractiveness. This event was a valuable opportunity to begin engagement with the industry and to seek their input and feedback on our plans.”


Sponsoring the event was the multi-disciplinary consultancy firm Pick Everard’s portfolio of projects and how they support the industry to grow. Matt Hall, National Director at Pick Everard, said: “We are proud to sponsor this event and to support the property networking initiative in Leicester & Leicestershire. As a firm that has been operating in the city for over 157 years, we work extensively with our supply chain partners and have a strong commitment to the city and the county. We have delivered many successful projects in the city and across the region, working collaboratively with our clients and partners. We look forward to continuing our involvement in the growth and regeneration of Leicester and Leicestershire.”


The event was organised by Met Events in partnership with Team Leicester, a non-for-profit organisation that aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing, relationship building, and business development for its members in the property sector.


Rob McGuinn, Chairman at Team Leicester, said: “We are thrilled with the outcome of our first property and construction event. It was a fantastic turnout and we received very positive feedback from our attendees and speakers. We hope that this event will be the start of many more to come in Leicester & Leicestershire and continue to foster our strong and dynamic property community.” 


The event was attended by the corporate executives of all the county local authorities, who are keen to showcase their areas at future events. The next Property and Construction Luncheon is to be held on March 6th, 2024, with further details to be announced in the coming weeks.

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