Growing the Cheshire and Warrington Economy (almost) a Year after the Referendum

Tue 16 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:30

Lance Dobson Hall, Martin Building

University of Chester (Warrington Campus)

Crab Lane



Philip joined Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership in July 2014. His role is to lead the LEP towards its objective of making Cheshire and Warrington a £50 billion economy by 2040 – more than twice its current size. This role includes overseeing the delivery of the LEP’s programme of £150m of infrastructure and other capital projects, its £¼ billion European Structural Funds programme, and the Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone, which was announced by the Chancellor in the November 2015 Autumn Statement.

Prior to joining Cheshire and Warrington, Philip was a Civil Servant, most recently as the Director for Local Economies at DCLG. His background is as an Economist and his Civil Service career has included serving as the Principal Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minster and working on issues such as the sale of the Millennium Dome to create the O2 Arena, renegotiation of the contract to build the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (now HS1), the establishment of Enterprise Zones and overall responsibility for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in England.

This is a free event which will be of interest to both specialist and non-specialist colleagues, staff, students and members of the local community. We anticipate that this event will be extremely popular, so please book tickets early.

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