The first property professionals lunch organised by TheBusinessDesk.com in Manchester.
Our guest speaker is David Lyons, chief executive officer of Derwent Group, the company behind the £100m creation of the biggest shopping park in the Liverpool City Region.
Isle of Man-headquartered Derwent Group was launched in the 1980s by the late Kwik Save and Total Fitness entrepreneur and philanthropist Albert Gubay. David has masterminded the development of the almost 1 million sq ft Liverpool Shopping Park development at Edge Lane, on the main route into the city from the M62.
Described as “the final piece of Liverpool’s retail puzzle” the new scheme will transform the site into a thriving fashion and lifestyle-led retail development, delivering 3,000 jobs.
The Derwent Group of companies is now owned by The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation – formed when he died in 2016. The company is estimated to be worth c.£700m.
David will talk about ongoing Derwent Group projects and its experience operating in both the Liverpool and Manchester city regions alongside John Nugent, CEO of The AGF Trustee Limited, who will speak about the work of The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation.