Lancashire Property Conference 2020

Part of Lancashire Business View’s Insight Series

In association with Blackpool Council and Harrison Drury Solicitors

Join us for the Lancashire Property Conference
10am-12pm, Tuesday 20 October 2020

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Taking place on the morning of Tuesday, October 20, the Lancashire Property Conference will take place online and will feature guest speakers and expert panelists who will debate the future of property development and management in the red rose county.

Discussions will cover the future of our high streets, city living, sustainable housing, offices and more. Taking part in the event will be decision-makers from the private and public sector, developers, landlords, businesses and other related industries.

The event is to be hosted by Lancashire Business View magazine in support of its popular Property Report which regularly gets under the skin of new developments around the county.

Attendees to the event will also be able to network once the feature presentations have concluded.


Simon Quin, executive director of High Streets Task Force

Simon Quin is Executive Director of the High Streets Task Force, Co-Chair of the Institute of Place Management, and Professorial Fellow in Place Management Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University.

With a background in economic development, he was co-author of Vital and Viable Town Centres: Meeting the Challenge (1994) report for the UK Government. He worked as a Town Centre Manager for ten years, in Romford and then Reading. Simon was also Chief Executive of ATCM from 2004-2010. He is a former Board Member of the Washington DC-based International Downtown Association and of Town Centre Management Europe.

Simon will speak on his experiences working with high streets and he will share his thoughts on the new high street and city living.

Emily Handslip, commercial director of Urban Splash

Emily Handslip is responsible for the leasing of all of our commercial space across the country and can often be spotted in Ropewalks, Vanilla Factory, Matchworks, Manchester, Port Loop in Birmingham or down at Royal William Yard just to mention a few!

Emily will speak on her experiences working for Urban Splash. She will also share her thoughts on redifining the office environment and how great design can attract future tenants.

Wayne Hemingway, founder of HemingwayDesign

Wayne Hemingway, the Morecambe-born designer whose property company has built thousands of affordable and sustainable homes around the UK, will share his insight and experiences with us at this event.

He will speak on his experiences of founding HemingwayDesign in 1999, which has since gone on to win multiple awards for its design, positive impact on local regeneration and its market-leading sustainable initiatives.

He will share his thoughts on the future of sustainable homes and the housing mix and explore how the county can capitalise on emerging trends.


The new high street and city living

  • Nick Gerrard, growth and prosperity programme director at Blackpool Council
  • Gary Crompton, director at Barker Proudlove
  • John Chesworth, executive chairman at Harrison Drury

Redifining the office environment

  • Stephen Young, executive director of growth at Lancashire County Council
  • Antony Chesworth, CEO of EKM
  • Caroline James, director at Trevor Dawson
  • David Barrowclough, director at Campbell Driver

Sustainable homes and the housing mix

  • David Galvin, managing director at the Blackpool Housing Company
  • David Price, group director at 10ACIA
  • Alban Cassidy, director at Cassidy + Ashton

Watch this space as we announce more speakers for this event.

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Become a sponsor of the Lancashire Property Conference

There are still a number of sponsor opportunities available in association with the Lancashire Business View property conference. Contact Stephen Bolton, commercial director on 07966 090 175 or