Two directors at brownfield regeneration specialist firm Harworth will be the guest speakers at our Property Professionals Lunch in Sheffield on March 23.
Ian Ball, executive director of income generation and Iain Thomson, associate director of partnerships and communications, will talk about delivering effective brownfield regeneration projects of major scale.
Specifically, the duo will talk about the delivery of their Waverley development and the AMP over the next 15 years, as well as give their their thoughts and analysis of the market outlook for 2018.
The Property Lunch, being held from 12noon-3pm, will also cover the importance of and need to construct quality new commercial space across the region Sheffield City Region.
Ball has been with the company since September 2011 and has full responsibility for the management of all existing and future income generating assets within the business. He is a Chartered Surveyor by background, having worked for a number of European Real Estate funds in London prior to spending the last eight years in the real estate banking sector in the north of England.
Ball was previously a relationship director at Barclays Bank, where he had responsibility for a number of their major northern real estate clients. In recent months, he has secured a number of key new deals for Harworth as it grows its recurring income stream, including McLaren Automotive at the AMP in Rotherham.
Thomson joined Harworth in September 2013 and has responsibility for communications, public financing for development and the company’s input into national policy matters, as well as day-to-day responsibility for Investor Relations.
Thomson has held a number of policy and service improvement roles in both the private and public sectors and previously worked at Doncaster Council. He is also chairman of Flying Futures CIC, a £2m+ turnover Doncaster-based Social Enterprise that delivers sports, arts and diversionary programmes for young people. He won the 2015 LSH Enterprise Award for his work on the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District concept and is a graduate of both Sheffield and Warwick Universities.