Reset and Recovery will rely on your Place Pillars: Business and Education – webinar

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Reset and Recovery will rely on your Place Pillars: Business and Education – webinar

In our second webinar thinkingplace were delighted to bring together in conversation some of the leading business and educational organisations to discuss the importance of all partners coming together to support the place..

This webinar shone a light on the importance of all the partners in a place working alongside the council to amplify confidence and inspire others to do things differently. Business and Education are two major players who can provide leadership, activate collaboration and be beacons for change in our communities.

The session was on Monday 20th July 2020 from 12 noon to 1.00pm on the Zoom platform.

Please click here to view the webinar recording



Professor Dame Sue Black , Pro-Vice Chancellor Engagement, Lancaster University

Prof Dame Sue Black is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement. She leads on the Knowledge Exchange Framework and the Civic University’s Agreement. Lancaster University places equal weight on the quality of its teaching, its research and its engagement, as all are critical to the civic responsibility of a university in the 21st Century. She leads on the Eden North project and is the senior management link to the Students’ Union and the Chaplaincy.

Sue is an anatomist and a forensic anthropologist by training and her career demonstrates the importance and impact of engagement whether that be with Government, non-Governmental agencies, the business community, investigative forces, funders, the media or the public.

Andy Brown, Head of Sustainability, Anglian Water

Andy Brown is Head of Sustainability at Anglian Water Group and works with the board to oversee the delivery of their purpose; “to bring environmental and social prosperity to the region we serve through our commitment to Love Every Drop”. In addition to embedding sustainability throughout the business he has direct responsibility for the teams delivering six capitals and UN SDGs thinking, community education, employee engagement & volunteering programmes and the Anglian Centre for Water Studies – a partnership with the University of East Anglia.

Having worked in sustainability for the past 20 years he has led in the areas of natural environment, climate change adaptation and now sustainability. He is currently a member of Businesses in the Community (BITC’s) national Water Taskforce, and Place Leadership Team and a member of the Regional Advisory Board. He is also an external advisor on Tarmac’s Sustainability Panel.

Edward Perry, Managing Director, Knowsley Safari Park and Knowsley Hall for the Earl of Derby

Edward Perry is Managing Director of Knowsley Safari Park & Knowsley Hall, two successful diverse & iconic North West leisure businesses owned by The Earl of Derby. He is Vice Chair of the Knowsley Chamber of Commerce, chairs the Knowsley Visitor Economy Network, sits on the Liverpool City Region Visitor Economy Board and on the Knowsley Strategic Board.  He is also Chair of the Knowsley Place Board which launched and led an invigorating Place narrative in 2015; which inspired the confidence, pride, aspiration and unity needed to stimulate enviable economic growth, genuine cross sector partnerships, civic pride and ambition.

The webinar was introduced by John Till, Founding Director, thinkingplace who facilitated a Q&A session during the second half of the session.