Gloucester Quays MD is the keynote speaker for the webinar
Jason Pullen, consultant to Peel, the developers who announced the sale of Gloucester Quays for a price of Â£ 105million earlier this month, is a keynote speaker on a special business webinar.
Jason was previously Managing Director of Peel Outlets and will bring his perspective on the city’s successful redevelopment into a major ‘Gloucestershire at a Crossroads’, as well as his perspective on the city’s future.
He joins Gloucester MP Richard Graham and other members of a leading expert panel for an event hosted by punchline-gloucester.com in partnership with Business West.
This is Gloucestershire Business West’s last commercial and economic event and takes place on Thursday July 29 at a time of unprecedented growth for the city.
The Gloucester MP, elected in 2010, was previously an airline manager, diplomat and director of pensions. He has served as a trade envoy to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Other panelists include former editor-in-chief of the Western Daily Press and editor-in-chief of Gloucestershire Media, Ian Mean, who is Gloucestershire director for Business West and a member of the board of GFirstLEP. Ian was previously vice president of the Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company and is a Gloucester Freeman for this seven year job.
Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company (GHURC) was established in 2005 to lead the redevelopment of urban buildings and dilapidated grounds in the city.
He will be joined by the Right Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester Cathedral, now one of the Principal Deans of the country.
A Church Commissioner, the body which administers the historic and current assets of the Church of England.
After the Gloucester Urban Regeneration Company ended, Stephen was invited to head the Regeneration Advisory Board, which he did for seven years. He championed the concept of bringing together participants from all sectors to work together for the âcommon good of the cityâ.
He chairs the new Center-Ville Commission, whose mission is to bring together all interested parties to develop a ten-year plan for the city in terms of economic life, digital offer, future of work, life in the city center and of environmental emergency requirements.
Richard Cook, Chief of Gloucester City Council. Advisor Cook, who has been a leader for 18 months, has had a diverse business career, working primarily in the airline industry. He spent 10 years as Director of Purchasing for American Airlines’ International Division, responsible for all purchases of goods and services outside of North and South America, and responsible for facilities management in all of the company’s UK offices.
After that, he started his own business selling handmade miniature dollhouse products at retail and wholesale.
He then ran a franchise to install snack vending machines along Reading’s M4 corridor in West London. He retired to Gloucester in 2013, where he was elected Kingsway Ward Councilor in 2016.
Peter Langly-Smith, Director of Development for The Reef Group, who is currently leading various projects including The Forum in Gloucester, also joins the panel.
Panelist Mark Owen is the award-winning owner of marketing and public relations, publisher of the business-to-business online publication and magazine Punchline-Gloucester.com, and former director of Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company (GHURC).
David Jones is Managing Director of Property and Planning Consultancy, Evans Jones Ltd., based in Cheltenham, with offices in London and Reading.
A licensed urban planner and licensed surveyor, David has over 30 years of experience in major residential and commercial developments across the county and beyond.
A well-known and respected member of the Gloucestershire business community, David is an expert in his field and regularly speaks and panel appearances at industrial and commercial events, in addition to being a key member of Gloucestershire panels. and National Design. In both roles, providing feedback on major development projects both within the county and nationally.
David is passionate about Gloucestershire and has a particular interest in town planning and regeneration, particularly about the reinvention of the city center and regularly engages with stakeholders and community groups to promote, advise and achieve development projects throughout the county.
And finally, Jason Pullen is the panel of experts. He was previously Managing Director of Peel Outlets and is now a consultant for Peel, the original developers of Gloucester Quays, which, along with Gloucester Retail Park, has just gone on sale.
The webinar debate is free and sponsored by Reef and Evans Jones.
The session is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on July 29, starting at 9 a.m.
You can register through Eventbrite by going to: https://www.businesswest.co.uk/events/gloucestershire-business-economy-meeting-1