Webinar: Addressing Regional Productivity Throughout the COVID-19 Recovery with Centre for Cities and Be the Business

**Please note that this event is being held in partnership with the Centre for Cities, and is therefore open to the public. Your attendee details will be shared with Centre for Cities. They will not be shared with any other third-parties.**

 

 

Please apply now to secure your spot on this live webinar. Sign up as usual using your WIG account, an invitation to register on the webinar platform confirming your place will be sent out a week ahead of the session. WIG members are guaranteed a place by applying to attend. 

Following a cross-sector panel with Be the Business on Enhancing Productivity at the beginning of the year, and a session with the Centre for Cities on the Devolution Agenda back in April, we are delighted to be joined by Andrew Carter, CEO of the Centre for Cities, and Louise Sunderland, Director of Programmes at Be the Business.

Andrew and Louise will be addressing regional productivity in the context of a COVID-19 recovery, looking in particular at the impact of COVID-19 on productivity, and how to address the skills agenda as part of a recovery from the pandemic.

By joining this webinar you will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the effects that the COVID-19 outbreak has had on regional productivity and growth
  • Hear of the impact on both devolution and regional skills, and what this means for the government's 'Levelling Up' agenda
  • Learn about the various ways that government, local authorities and the private sector have been approaching the productivity agenda through the current health crisis
  • Andrew Carter

    Chief Executive

    Centre for Cities

    Andrew became Chief Executive of the Centre for Cities in April 2017. Before that he was the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policy and Research, with overall responsibility for the Centre’s research and policy programme. Andrew has over 20 years of experience working on urban economic policy issues for public and private development agencies, consultants and research institutes. He has also spent time in the US as part of the Churchill Foundation’s Fellowship Programme reviewing urban economic development policy and practice in American cities including New York, Washington DC, Boston and Chicago. He is a regular media contributor and chairs and speaks at conferences across the UK and Europe on a wide range of urban and economic issues.

  • Louise Sunderland

    Director of Programmes

    Be the Business

    Louise is Director of Programmes at Be the Business responsible for delivering Be the Business activities to drive productivity and recovery and engaging with government, corporate partners and small and medium sized companies. Louise joined Be the Business from KPMG where she was a Director in the Government consultancy practice leading on devolution, productivity and skills. Prior to KPMG Louise held senior positions in central government and in Regional Development Agencies delivering major policy change and economic development. Louise has previously run her own company and she began her career in the private sector in a technology firm. Louise has held various board positions and is currently Treasurer of Effingham and Leatherhead Rugby Club, a Director of the Lumen Trust Learning Academy, a mentor and Board Member for Stepping Up and a fellow of the RSA. Louise lives in Surrey with her husband, two young children and two dogs.

 

Please apply now to secure your spot on this live webinar. Sign up as usual using your WIG account, an invitation to register on the webinar platform confirming your place will be sent out a week ahead of the session. WIG members are guaranteed a place by applying to attend. 

By signing up you will be sent a recording of the presentation portion of the webinar after the event, in order to participate in the Q&A please join us live on the day.

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