fbe Sheffield - Brexit: Implications for the Construction Industry: A Joint event with Constructing Excellence
Sheffield City Region Branch Branch
Date:16th February 2018
CMS, 1 South Quay, Victoria Quays, Sheffield, S2 5SY
Join us for our panel debate - Brexit: Implications for the Construction Industry, our first joint seminar with Constructing Excellence.
We will be joined by 4 guest speaker who are: Simon Collingwood, Director for Quatro, Kris Hudson, Economist at Turner & Townsend, Amy Oakley, Group Construction Solicitor at Henry Boot PLC & David Topham Founder of CTP Ltd
The event will be chaired by Martin McKervey, Partner in the Energy, Project and Construction group at CMS.
Kris Hudson - Economist, Turner & Townsend
Kris is Turner & Townsend’s UK based Economist, supporting all 17 offices across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Turner & Townsend are the UK’s leading independent construction consultancy, offering independent advice, safeguarding the commercial interests of clients embarking on investment programmes across real estate, infrastructure and natural resources.
During his five years at Turner & Townsend, Kris has provided advisory support to numerous projects and programmes, closely tracking world and local economic developments and conducting economic research to determine the impact on project construction costs. Most recently this has extended to Jaguar Land Rover, Heathrow Airport Holdings and Uber.
Simon Collingwood - Director, Quatro
Simon leads Quatro’s activities across the north of England with offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester. Quatro is a national PR and public affairs company headquartered in London. Simon works with a range of clients including Atkins, CMS, HLM, Step and Sheffield City Region LEP on political communications, PR campaigns and community consultation.
Simon has 20 years experience in strategic comms and public policy. Until 2012 he was a senior official in the UK government advising various Ministers on international trade and economic policy, serving in HM Treasury, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Department for International Trade and Department for International Development, working in London, New York, Beijing, Sydney and Houston.
Martin McKervey - Partner CMS
Martin is a Partner in the Energy, Projects and Construction Group at international law firm CMS. He has more than 30 years' experience of working in the sector, nationally and internationally. He is a very well known and respected figure in legal and business circles in Sheffield, and the wider City Region.
He is a Private Sector Board Member of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Transport for the North Partnership Board.
Away from the working and business environment, Martin is a governor at Sheffield Springs and Park Academies, a trustee of the Burton Street Foundation, the Herbert Hughes Memorial Fund and Whirlow Hall Farm Trust. He also holds a number of positions with the University of Sheffield, he is a member of the University Alumni Board and the Honorary Degrees Committee.
Amy Oakley – Group Construction Solicitor, Henry Boot PLC.
Henry Boot PLC, established over 130 years ago, is the parent company of the Sheffield-based Henry Boot Group of Companies, and is one of the UK's leading and long-standing property investment and development, land promotion and construction companies. Amy is the Group’s construction, projects and commercial contracts lawyer with a background of working largely in-house in the public sector and construction industry.
Amy deals with all aspects of non-contentious construction matters, contract and commercial law and practice, corporate governance and compliance including data protection, company secretarial practice, public sector work and public procurement advice for the Group.
David Topham, Founder, CTP Ltd
David is Founder and principal shareholder of CTP . As a regeneration specialist the business has completed a wide range of projects across the Use-classes over the last 30 year. Operating mostly across the Northern Regions of the UK, Partnerships with the private and public sectors have formed a large part of CTP’s development history, and CTP continue to forge new relationships, bringing their experience and resources to new and exciting challenges.
In Sheffield CTP are perhaps best known for delivering St Paul’s Place where they have recently completed the last phase of the 700,000ft mixed-use scheme , in a partnership with Sheffield City Council. They have new Sheffield projects in the pipeline, both as an expansion to St Paul’s Place and elsewhere. Sheffield is one of their favourite Cities.