Chapman Consulting attended UKREiiF, the must-attend event that connects people and businesses to accelerate and unlock sustainable, inclusive, and transformational investment. This year it was back, even bigger and better, and brought together the public sector, alongside Government, investors, funders, developers, and housebuilders.
On our first day in Leeds, Chapman Consulting visited the Stantec Leeds office at The Boulevard, for cocktails and canapes. Stantec were sponsors for the UKREiif Festival of Achievement, which recognises innovation, inspirational leadership and world-class partnerships. We got to meet some of the award judges and networked with inspiring industry professionals.
On our second day, Chapman Consulting attended the UK Business Council for Sustainable Development’s ‘Beyond Net Zero’ pavilion. The focus was on going above and beyond a mere commitment to net zero and looking at all aspects of sustainable growth. The panel events covered a wide range of topics including the role of digital development in creating a clean economy, how businesses can help unlock rapid clean growth, and the future of sustainable housing.
In the evening, Chapman Consulting were the proud sponsors of the ‘Yes We Can’ After Party, in collaboration with Built Environment Networking Ltd’s Derry Long, Rhianne Scott, and Neil Stanley, to raise money for the children’s charity PACS1. PACS1 is an ultra-rare genetic disorder only found currently worldwide in 120 children and Chapman Consulting were glad to be able to support this great cause
On the last day, we had a great time attending several more insightful conferences – including a great Keynote Speech with the Housing Minister, Rachel Maclean MP, who discussed the steps being made to deliver the communities of tomorrow. The Government’s housing and regeneration agency also unveiled its next five-year Strategic Plan, setting out how it will support communities and families by enabling the delivery of more good quality, affordable homes, alongside the regeneration of towns and cities across England.
In between events, we were able to admire the incredible construction sites and major developments in the city centre, as Leeds undergoes an exciting period of regeneration. It was an extraordinary event, and we are already looking forward to next year.