Call-up for Team Lincolnshire at MIPIM

Call-up for Team Lincolnshire at MIPIM
LEP leader urges private sector to join forces

Businesses in Greater Lincolnshire are being invited to join the line up taking the region to MIPIM in Cannes in March.

Greater Lincolnshire LEP director Ruth Carver says there will be a team of private sector businesses supporting the LEP in 2018.

The LEP is asking Lincolnshire firms to come forward if they are keen to sponsor the area’s presence – and be part of the delegation.

Carver said: “In 2017, we had the best public-private sector collaboration to date. We have a number of private sector firms already signed up for 2018 – and we are looking for more to ensure we have an even stronger, vital team of like-minded individuals to promote our local opportunities.

“There are so many opportunities for UK regions at Cannes – when it will be propelled onto an international stage. For sponsors, there are many opportunities too – and a chance for businesses to work closely with regional partners and be part of the Midlands Engine through the Midlands UK Pavilion.”

The private-public sector partnership and its annual support of the area at MIPIM has also been the catalyst for the recently launched Team Lincolnshire Ambassador programme.

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP and Lincolnshire County Council relaunched the scheme in Lincoln. Now the ambassador programme, with paid membership and networking is a formal scheme which ensures that Lincolnshire gets great profile all year round – not just at MIPIM UK and MIPIM Cannes, said Carver.

She added: “Team Lincolnshire came about through MIPIM and our businesses’ great support of our activity at Cannes – and the ambassador programme was a natural follow on from that.

“Lincolnshire has a strong and unique partnership with its businesses and together we have successfully orchestrated the region’s presence at MIPIM, achieving great profile and results with a modest budget and an immense amount of goodwill and effort.

“We are determined to make the most of opportunities at MIPIM in a targeted way, put Lincolnshire on the international stage and encourage investment in the area.”

Lincolnshire businesses already signed up are Pygott and Crone, Roythornes, LK2, Building Services Design, YMD Boon, Woodhead Group, BSP Consulting, Fraser Brown, Cartwright Communications, Willmott Dixon and CPMG.