The Northern Economic Summit
- 15 November 2018
- 09:25 - 17:00
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
The North must and can take control of levelling up if it is to achieve economic parity with the South. The economic and social prizes are huge. This practical based conference is about making this happen. It is for everyone - public, private, social enterprise sectors, politicians and academics - who want to see it happen, learn how it can be done and play a part in its success. The Northern Economic Summit will achieve this by bringing together key stakeholders and influential and expert speakers for a day of informative and practical presentations, sharing of ideas, initiatives, experiences and discussion. Delegates will play an active role and have opportunities to have their say and engage with speakers and influencers.
Delegates will also learn about new opportunities for Northern businesses and social enterprises, how to find out about them and how to win them. The potential benefits from the new Northern Government Commercial Hub will be explained as will the soon to be introduced approach in the NHS to delivering social value and new Defence contractor, sub-contractor and buildings construction opportunities. Delegates will also learn about new opportunities for Northern businesses and social enterprises, how to find out about them and how to win them. Delegates from public, private and social enterprise sectors will learn about the most effective ways to support businesses and social enterprises in their neighbourhoods, help them expand and create economic growth and social value.
Much support for business to grow is provided through Chambers of Commerce and the Growth Hubs. Delegates will hear about these opportunities and how to take advantage of them.
The final session of the conference will provide delegates with an opportunity to contribute to a high level plan to release the potential of public, private and social enterprise sectors to deliver economic and social parity with the South
BAE Systems develops technologies to help Governments, their armed forces and security services defend countries, in the air, at sea, on land, in space and in the cyber domain. In the UK the company supports 143,000 full time jobs and contributes in the region of £10 billion to GDP every year. This presentation will underline the importance of regional partnerships in delivering the new Tempest future combat air system and discuss how the programme will contribute to the economy and society through the development of skills and new technologies.
The Growth Company provides support to businesses, much of it free of charge and often 1 2 1, to help them sustain and grow, This includes strategic planning, creating business plans, training in IT and marketing. Delegates will learn about the services that they can obtain to support and build their business and how to access them.
The NHS in Greater Manchester has the biggest spend on healthcare of any region with the exception of London. It procures almost anything one can imagine. Key to improving the Northern economy is the need for Northern businesses to engage with the NHS procurement organisations. This presentation will dispel many of the myths about engaging with the NHS and will explain how Northern businesses can win more business and grow.
Ian Muldowney, Chief Operating Officer, Air, BAE Systems - Air (confirmed)
Matthew Richardson, The Growth Company (confirmed)
Simon Walsh MCIPS, Group Procurement Director at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Joint Greater Manchester Procurement Lead (confirmed)
How local councils can support their economies through social value and help their local businesses win business, not only from their local authority, but also from the wider UK market.
SCAPE is the UK’s leading public sector procurement authority, dedicated to creating spaces, places and experiences that leave a sustainable legacy within the community. Since 2006, SCAPE has accelerated over 12,000 projects across the UK with their direct award frameworks, property services and innovative architectural designs.
SCAPE operates with a buying power of £13bn and is actively performance managing over 1,800 live projects. SCAPE is a member of the National Association of Construction Frameworks (NACF) and in 2020, was name in ‘The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to work for’ in the UK.
Working with SCAPE is all about partnership, bringing together the brightest talent from the construction industry and the local economy. SCAPE projects are collaborative, compliant and fully performance managed to ensure delivery efficiency, tax payer value, targeted local economic enrichment and offer a direct response to the climate emergency.
A hot, two-course lunch consisting of multiple options will be provided for delegates. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirements.
Reach is a publishing company that owns newspapers such as the Manchester Evening News, the Newcastle Chronicle and national newspapers such as the Daily Mirror and Daily Express.
What is the scale of opportunity for Northern businesses?
What are the opportunities through technology investment in the North?
How can they take advantage of them?
The NHS has an annual procurement spend approaching £50billion, excluding drugs. Its range of procurements is vast, from complex medical equipment to buildings maintenance services. NHS trusts will soon be required to weight the award of contracts in favour of local and UK businesses How can Northern businesses take advantage of this and win more of the NHS’s business?
Crown Commercial Service, created in 2014, has become the leading provider of procurement agreements for Common Goods and Services for the public sector. Its innovative approach means that even the tiniest businesses can become suppliers to the public sector with minimum bureaucracy. Find out how your business can grow through engaging with the Crown Commercial Service.
Prof Luke Georghiou, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Manchester (confirmed)
Preeya Bailie, Director of Procurement Transformation and Commercial Delivery, Commercial Directorate, NHS England and NHS Improvement (confirmed)
Diane Elebert-Morgan, Membership Development Manager and Property & Construction Manager, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (confirmed)
Donna Edwards, MD for Business Support & Business Finance, The Growth Company (confirmed)
Peter Schofield, Head of Integrated Commissioning and Procurement at Manchester City Council (confirmed)
Julie-Ann Garton, Director of the North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (confirmed)
Simon Walsh MCIPS, Group Procurement Director at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Joint Greater Manchester Procurement Lead (invited)
Colin Cram, Chair, Open Forum Events Ltd (confirmed)
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