17 Jun 13 - The Rural Economic Growth Agenda in the North East

     

9:30
Coffee and registration

Session One: The Government’s Rural Growth Agenda
(Chair: Guy Garrod, Director, Centre for Rural Economy)

10:00
Opening Remarks (Tony Gates, Vice Chair, NEFRAN)

10:15 – 10:45
The Rural Growth Agenda (Jeremy Phillipson, Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University)

10:45 - 11:20
Implementing the North East Independent Economic Review (Gillian Roll, NELEP)

11:20
Coffee

11:45 – 12:45 Workshops  ‘ Helping to shape the NELEP Single Growth Plan’

• Innovation in the rural economy 
• Skills 
• Transport and physical infrastructure for economic growth

12:45 – 13:45
Lunch

Session Two: North East Rural Growth Network
(Chair: Cameron Scott NCC)

13:45
Opening Remarks (Mark Shucksmith, Newcastle University)

14:00 – 14:20
North East Rural Growth Network (Ray Browning, Northumberland County Council)

14:20 – 14:40
Providing business support services: the role of NEEAL (Andy Dean, NEEAL)

14:30 – 15:00
Researching Rural Hubs and business support (Paul Cowie, Newcastle University)

15:00 - 15:45 Workshops

• Enterprise Hub support
• Small Business support
• Financial support

16:00 – 16:15 Feedback from workshops and closing comments

 

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