Team Lincolnshire and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership will be flying the flag for our area at the three-day Midlands UK Forum For Growth virtual conference later this month.

Team Lincolnshire and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership will be flying the flag for our area at the three-day Midlands UK Forum For Growth virtual conference later this month.

Led by the Midlands Engine Partnership, this event from 24th to 26th November will bring together global leaders and investors to showcase the region’s wealth of opportunities for sustainable growth, investment and collaboration.

The Midlands UK Forum for Growth is a three-day event held entirely on a digital platform. Delegates will be able to engage and interact with figures from the region’s leading and most innovative public and private sector organisations.

Among the speakers will be Sir John Peace, Chairman of the Midlands Engine, West Midlands Mayor Andy Street CBE and Government ministers.

There will also be 30 presentations and 15 panel discussions on topics such as the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, HS2 infrastructure, Leicester Space Park, repurposing high streets and city centres, infrastructure for growth, cutting edge technology, skills and education, and future leaders.

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP and Team Lincolnshire will be contributing a number of elements to promote Greater Lincolnshire as an investment opportunity:

  • Tim Downing from Pygott & Crone will talk about the opportunities presented by the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ).
  • David Robinson from North East Lincolnshire Council will give a presentation on the  North Lincolnshire Enterprise Zones and energy opportunities.
  • Tim Bradford from Banks Long & Co will participate in a panel discussion on Repurposing our High Streets.
  • Ruchi Aggarwal from University of Lincoln's International Business School will take part in the Skills & Education - Building a Brighter Future live panel.
  • Tim Blount will give a presentation on the Lincoln Science & Innovation Park of which he is the Director.

"The Midlands UK Forum for Growth Conference is the perfect opportunity for us to showcase the investment opportunities across Greater Lincolnshire,” said Pat Doody, Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

“It's an exciting time for our region as we set out plans to build back better, with such schemes such as the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone coming to market, our six Town Deal bids submitted and the preparation for a freeport on the Humber that focuses on clean growth and advanced manufacturing.

“We have a wealth of opportunities to offer businesses of all sizes, from a highly skilled workforce and a first-class education sector to ready-made supply chains and an enviable housing market which is 25% cheaper than elsewhere in the UK.” 

Sir John Peace said: “Right now, as the world continues to fight Covid-19 and we all face our own regional and national challenges, we also have an opportunity to build back stronger, better and greener.

“The theme for Midlands UK reflects this: ‘The Future. Ours to Make’. It recognises that investment in sustainable infrastructure, our region's businesses and our position at the heart of a green recovery are vitally important.”

Communities Secretary and Midlands Engine Champion Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said: “A thriving Midlands Engine is essential to a successful UK economy and will be vital to the recovery of the country from the pandemic as we all begin to build back better.

“That’s why this Government is backing the Midlands with the investment the region needs to grow its £250 billion economy. With the substantial financial support that the Government has provided, we can ensure that its businesses are able to fire on all cylinders and truly level up communities across the region.

“As Midlands Engine Champion it’s great to see how the partnership is promoting the wealth of investment opportunities the Midlands has to offer, both nationally and globally, as a region at the vanguard of our green recovery and the heart of the country’s transport and logistics.”

For more information about the Midlands UK Forum for Growth visit the website.

If you would like to talk more about Greater Lincolnshire's investment opportunities please contact Karen Seal, Principal Officer for Place and Investment, by emailing