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Redefining public / private sector partnerships

Every place has its unique DNA, and what makes places truly great is long-term thinking, strong leadership and an authenticity that gives them purpose.

Across the UK, the last few years have seen some impressive examples of public-private partnerships as local authorities recognise the need for a collaborative approach to kick-start development and regeneration. But just how, in a post-Brexit, post-Covid world should these partnerships adapt and evolve to meet changing needs?

Shoosmiths collaborated with Insider on a series of virtual roundtables across our regions to discuss how both sides – public and private – are managing these challenging projects, what best practice is and how obstacles can be overcome to smooth the way. Please see below for details of the various roundtables that took place and what was discussed.

Northern Ireland

Our panel for the Northern Ireland region comprised:

  • Mark Blair, Shoosmiths
  • Stephen Kirkpatrick, Corbo Properties
  • David Gavaghan, Aurora Prime Real Estate Fund
  • Paul Duffy, Mid and East Antrim Council
  • Will Church, CBRE Investors
  • Ronan O'Hara, Strategic Investment Board

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North West

Our panel for the North West region comprised:

  • Lisa Tye, Shoosmiths
  • Tom Renn, Bruntwood Sci Tech
  • Andrew Dickman, Tritax Symmetry
  • David Taylor, UCLAN/Lancashire LEP
  • Nick Gerrard, Blackpool Council
  • Karen Hirst, Maple Grove Developments
  • Caroline Simpson, Stockport Council
  • Mark McNamee, Cityheart

Read more about their discussion here:

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Our panel for the Midlands region comprised:

  • David Perry, Shoosmiths
  • Guy Gusterton, St Modwen
  • Sarah Taylor, Homes England
  • Richard Lawrence, City of Wolverhampton Council
  • Ralph Minott, Calthorpe Estates
  • Adam Daniels, Countryside Properties
  • David Hardman, Bruntwood SciTech – Birmingham
  • Stephen Taylor, Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

Read more about their discussion here:

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South East

Our panel for the South East region comprised:

  • Jo McGuinness, Shoosmiths
  • Oliver Maury, Montagu Evans
  • Wes Erlam, Morgan Sindall Investments
  • Martin Tiffin, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
  • Rob Sloper, U+I
  • Tony Middleton, Coast to Capital
  • Natascha McIntyre Hall, Portsmouth City Council

Read more about their discussion here:

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Our panel for the Yorkshire region comprised:

  • Kellie Hatton, Shoosmiths
  • Pete Gladwell, L&G
  • David Wells, Muse
  • Tim Heatley, Capital & Centric
  • Matthew Gladstone, Barnsley Council
  • Vivienne Clements, HBD
  • Dominic Gibbons, Wykeland

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This information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given. © Shoosmiths LLP 2022.


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