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Browne Jacobson joins Midland business leaders for thought leader discussion on benefits of Freeport

23 March 2021

Browne Jacobson has been invited to take part in an exclusive online forum hosted by the publication Insider on the East Midlands Airport Freeport, announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak earlier this month.

The forum will explore the opportunities and benefits that the new business super hub will bring to businesses situated and head quartered across the wider Midlands region and will delve into how it will work in practice.

Peter Ware, partner and head of the firm’s government practice will be speaking at the event. He said:

“The Freeport initiative is highly topical right now so it will be fantastic to speak with some of the region’s most high profile businesses and share insights on the benefits it could have for the East Midlands and the wider Midlands region.

“The Freeport at East Midlands Airport presents the Midlands with a genuine world leading offer for international investment and real growth potential to existing businesses, the wider economy and the job market. It will be a very exciting time for the region.”

Other business leaders attending the virtual forum include: Clare James, managing director, East Midlands Airport; Chris Hobson, director of policy & external affairs, East Midlands Chamber, Sajeeda Rose, Chief Executive, D2N2 LEP Ken Harrison, director of development corporation programme, Midlands Engine.

East Midlands Airport is one of eight sites that has been granted freeport status across the UK. It could potentially add £2bn to the region’s economy and create around 60,000 jobs. It also offers businesses tax incentives and property development opportunities.

You can sign up to watch the event here.

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