Faced with increasing disparity in productivity and growth in the regions of the UK, it is essential for business leaders to understand how they can drive the prosperity agenda across the UK. With the ongoing devolution of powers to local areas, and a continued focus on place based industrial strategy, regional engagement is key.
On this workshop you will explore the opportunities and risks devolution presents to business and how to navigate influencing at different levels of local government. You will gain an overview of the relevant political and socio-economic context and learn about the leading role business can play in ensuring economic growth is redirected across the regions. The session will also focus on how business leaders can plan for this change, working collaboratively to forge partnerships with local stakeholders, institutions and other businesses.
Having attended this workshop, delegates will:
- Have established a foundation level of understanding of the structure of regional governance and how to navigate influencing at different levels.
- Gain insight into the variety of devolved approaches in the English regions and progress.
- Be better placed to optimise the opportunities and mitigate the risks that devolution presents business.
- Understand the interplay between central and local government.
Sessions will be held with a variety of speakers from CBI, business and the UK institutions.
- CBI Regional Director, depending on location
- Jim Hubbard – Head of Regional Policy
- Hanna Richmond – Principal Policy Adviser, Regional Policy
Dates and locations:
- Manchester - 25 March 2020
- Birmingham - 17 June 2020
- Leeds - 7 September 2020
- Background context to regional growth and devolution
- What does devolution mean for your business – issue mapping session
- Regional productivity drivers
- The role of Local Councils & Combined Authorities and how to engage with them
- Regional growth strategies in action in (e.g. Yorkshire; the North West; Midlands; etc.)
- Role of the Industrial Strategy
- Opportunities for business regionally
- What does this mean for me and my company?
Who should attend?
All CBI members and non-members are welcome. Those most likely to benefit from attending are:
- Business Leaders
- Senior Managers
- Public Affairs Professionals
Standard delegate - £695 PLUS VAT
CBI Member delegate - £495 PLUS VAT
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