EdTech firm joins line-up for Regenerating Bolton’s Economy event

North West edtech business Near-Life is at the forefront of developing the next generation video platform right in the heart of Bolton.

Its co-founder Mike Todd will explore how Bolton is helping to nurture the next generation of tech talent at the Regenerating Bolton’s Economy event on Tuesday 28 June between 8am-10am at Parklands 1b, Bolton, BL6 4SD.

Mike Todd

The event, in partnership with Orbit Developments, will hear directly from those who are redesigning and redefining the town.

Following the council’s funding bid in 2017, Bolton is estimated to secure more than £1bn in new investment to develop the town centre and surrounding areas to reinvigorate the local economy.

Projects include a huge new tower block, the demolition of a once-popular town centre shopping mall and a significant housing development on the site of the town’s old bus station.

But with the impact of the pandemic slowing progression over the last two years and inevitably bringing challenges to the economic growth, local stakeholders are striving to bring change to the community to help regenerate Bolton’s economy.

A panel of experts will explore what the opportunities are, the proposed developments for the immediate and surrounding areas, and discuss why Bolton is a great location to study, work and live.

Joining Mike on the panel are also:

  • Gerry Brough, director of place development, Bolton Council
  • Karen Edwards, chief executive, Bolton Lads and Girls Club
  • Phil Foster, chief executive, Love Energy Savings
  • Tony Jones, managing director, Orbit Developments

The event is free to attend and you can register HERE.