Conference to hear how Northern Powerhouse will benefit Sheffield City Region

Peter Kennan, partner with Hawsons Chartered Accountants.
Peter Kennan, partner with Hawsons Chartered Accountants.
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A conference is being held to explore how the Sheffield City Region will benefit from major developments including the Northern Powerhouse and devolution.

The ‘Transport in the North - Our Aspirations for Sheffield City Region’ has been organised by The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and will take place at The Core in Barnsley on September 24 from 6pm.

Julie Hurley, director of Transport for Sheffield City Region.

Julie Hurley, director of Transport for Sheffield City Region.

There will be two guest speakers at the event. Peter Kennan is a partner with Hawsons Chartered Accountants and chair of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Transport Forum which represents 2,200 businesses with 106,000 employees.

Recently appointed director of transport for Sheffield City Region, Julie Hurley is directing and overseeing the development and delivery of the transport strategies and policies required for the area to benefit from growth deals and initiatives.

Ahead of his presentation, Peter said it is a great opportunity for businesses to find out how key projects will benefit the area.

He said: “Subjects and concepts like the Northern Powerhouse and devolution are hot topics and the Sheffield City Region is very active in assisting with and developing these proposals. Transport, with its links to other areas within the region, neighbouring areas and national and international networks, is vital if we are to meet our aspirations. Developments in public transport like HS2 and other rail developments and bus/tram improvements, together with major highway improvements are needed if our region is to compete in a changing world.”

To book a place contact keith.saunders@amey.co.uk before September 21.