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Development opportunities in North East England to be showcased at UK’s largest property event

October 7, 2019

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Invest North East England, along with public and private sector partners from across the region, will be showcasing a range of development opportunities available in the North East at the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for property professionals.

MIPIM UK Summit, which takes place on 14 & 15 October at Old Billingsgate Market in London, attracts thousands of potential investors and top-level real estate professionals from all over the world interested in major development projects taking place across the UK.

Joining Invest North East England at the event will be representatives from the seven regional Local Authorities and private sector partners including Newcastle International Airport, Naylors Gavin Black LLP, Knight Frank, Hanro Group and Highbridge Properties Plc.

Together they will be highlighting development opportunities in North East England including Giants on the Quayside in Newcastle, Milburngate in Durham and the IAMP (International Advanced Manufacturing Park) in Sunderland/South Tyneside.

Guy Currey, Director at Invest North East England, said: “We’re sending a really positive message to UK and foreign investors that public and private sector confidence is high in North East England.

“The region is pushing forward with nationally significant projects that will boost our economy, attract investment, increase tourism and create more and better jobs.

“We’re seeing the next wave of major infrastructure developments that will put North East England on the map.”

Patrick Matheson, Director, Knight Frank, said: “Knight Frank are absolutely delighted to be a partner of Invest North East England and attending MIPIM UK Summit. The North East has so much to offer both investors and real estate occupiers and we are really looking forward to promoting the region and all the fantastic opportunities it presents.”

As well as hosting a stand at the exhibition, Invest North East England is holding a pitch session that will focus on development opportunities available in County Durham. Investors will also be invited to join local partners for a drinks reception at the Invest North East England stand, where they’ll have the opportunity to sample locally sourced produce including Durham Gin, beers from the Maxim Brewery and wine from Laneberg Wine, Tyneside’s first winery.

Invest North East England works in partnership with the region’s seven local authorities to help businesses locate or expand in North East England. Focusing on the region’s sector strengths, it helps businesses access UK Government, support agencies, sector specialists, universities, colleges, knowledge networks, finance streams and business organisations so they can locate, grow and prosper in the region.

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