Businesses invited to showcase at MIPIM 2014

Published 29th October 2013 at 2:22pm

Sheffield City Region will be showcasing its key development sites to the global investment community in March 2014 at MIPIM – the world’s premier real estate event.

Held annually in Cannes, MIPIM draws together 20,000 of the most influential decision makers in the property market.   Over four days Sheffield City Region businesses will have an unrivalled opportunity to develop the relationships that are crucial to securing their future business growth for this City Region.

Companies from across the City Region are now being urged to find out how they can be involved and capitalize on this opportunity.  Counter Context, a Sheffield based communications company has been recruited by the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to orchestrate and deliver on the plan.

Martin McKervey, Partner at Nabarro, and Chair of the region’s Property and Construction Group, said, “MIPIM is a huge opportunity for businesses across this region.  2014 with the Tour de France passing through our city presents a great moment to illuminate the business opportunity for the world to see. There are a number of key development areas we can talk about – whether retail, commercial, transport or manufacturing – with our future investors.”

Sheffield City Region LEP Chairman James Newman said, “The property and construction sector is a hugely important part of this City Region’s economy.  It is right that the LEP sector group will lead the City Region’s presence at MIPIM.  I will be attending to lend my support and encourage businesses to get behind this initiative.”

Owen Michaelson, Chief Executive of Harworth Estates, one of the participating companies says,  “We are looking forward to being at MIPIM in 2014 as part of Sheffield City Region’s efforts to tell potential investors about the range of property opportunities available.  We are already working with a range of leading companies at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, part of the wider Waverley development that is creating skilled jobs and new quality homes.  MIPIM provides unrivalled opportunities for us to effectively engage with our key target audiences.”

The LEP is providing funding to support the development of this initiative though will be seeking private sector support for the project to proceed as planned.  The programme of activities is currently being developed in conjunction with partners.

For more information about how you can become involved in the Sheffield City Region MIPIM partnership, please call Simon Collingwood or Harriet Knowles  from Counter Context on 0114 252 1170.