12/11/2015 Leave a comment
In readiness for the Conference, myself, Deborah Cadman SCC’s Chief Executive and colleagues from Ipswich Borough Council and the New Anglia LEP have all been attending the industry’s leading property show – MIPIM, at London’s Olympia. Ben Gummer MP popped in to offer his support along with other MPs who came along to see what the show was about. As well as spending time on the Ipswich Vision stand, myself and colleagues have been talking with developers and businesses to highlight the value of not only Ipswich but, of course, the wider county of Suffolk. These conversations have been around seeking investment in and around Ipswich, as well as really raising awareness of the huge opportunities for both housing and employment growth, particularly around the exciting waterfront area.
We really do have so much to shout about – from the benefits of working on our beautiful rural county, to our close proximity to London and the industry leading science parks at neighbouring Cambridge, the county town of Ipswich is facing a particularly stage in its regeneration. Not to mention the fact that Suffolk’s ambitious superfast broadband programme is enabling the perfect economic conditions for prospective new businesses to compete and thrive in the global market.
Setting out the Ipswich Vision, our stand at the conference featured a rolling video showing an animated fly-round of the waterfront, plus a wider selection of shots of the county town. An interactive screen allowed users to really focus in closely on individual sites and companies already in situ.
The stand was certainly very well attended and I think it fair to say that we have had an exciting response so far.
I am really very excited to see how this progresses with the launch of the conference last Thursday and it’s fantastic to see such close collaboration amongst our partners as we all come together to promote our great County Town.