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3 July 2017

Capita supporting first People’s Powerhouse Convention

Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure is supporting the first People’s Powerhouse Convention at Doncaster Rovers Football Ground on Wednesday 12 July.

Capita, together with practitioners, policy makers, opinion formers, local people and stakeholders will share best practice, debate policy and look at what is needed to meet the future needs of the North – its people and economy. Devolution presents an opportunity to do things differently, with more control of resources, local influence is more important than ever before.

Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure will be hosting a session, 'Making places work through inclusive growth in the devolution landscape' chaired by Capita’s Richard McCarthy at 12:15pm – 1:10pm in the President’s Suite.

Speakers:

  • Chair: Richard McCarthy, Senior Director – Strategic Services, Capita plc
  • Tony Wilson, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute
  • Liz Cashon, Innovation Campus Manager, National Agri-Food Innovation Campus, Sand Hutton
  • Deborah McLaughlin, Head of Manchester Office and Head of Housing Delivery and Strategy, Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure
  • John Merry, Deputy City Mayor, Salford City Council

In this session Tony Wilson will outline the opportunities that broader devolution can bring for jobs, skills, careers and education in a post-Brexit world. Co-presented with Deborah McLaughlin, Liz Cashon and John Merry, the session will explore ways to achieve inclusive growth through place-based development across skills and employment and look at practical steps to tackle poverty and achieve economic prosperity.

Other confirmed speakers at the event include:

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Dame Louise Casey CB, Director General, Casey Review Team
  • Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary for DCLG
  • Peter Holbrook, CEO Social Enterprise UK
  • Karen Finlayson, PWC
  • Atif Shafique, RSA, Inclusive Growth
  • Alice Webb, BBC North
  • Ed Cox, IPPR North
  • Fay Selvan, Big Life Group (Big Issue North)
  • Jo Miller, President, SOLACE and Chief Executive Doncaster Council
  • Neil McInroy, CLES

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