Spencer MD joins panel for Humber investment debate

Spencer Group Managing Director David McLoughlin is to take part in a high-profile debate on the economic prospects of the Humber region.

David will join a panel of business leaders for the “Invest Humber” breakfast meeting, staged by Insider Media, at the KC Stadium in Hull on October 21.

The Question Time-style event also features Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Chief Executive Kishor Tailor; Nathan Wakefield, Head of Operations, Offshore Transmission, at infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty; and John Laverick, a Director of global programme management and construction consultancy Turner and Townsend.

The event follows publication of a special “flip” edition of Yorkshire Business Insider magazine which examines current and potential investments into the Humber as the area reinforces its position as an economic powerhouse of the wider region and the country as the UK’s “Energy Estuary”.

Yorkshire Business Insider Editor Adam Lovell said: “It is critical the Humber region, centred around the economic powerhouse of Hull, builds on the past couple of years of encouraging developments.

“The private sector investment in the region is beginning to eclipse many parts of the UK – global businesses like what they see in the Humber and there will be more to come. The challenge, which we hope to try and understand more at our breakfast on October 21, is to figure out how the existing companies can share the spoils of these monumental investments.

“It is clear the UK Energy Estuary moniker is no longer just an aspiration. Hull and the Humber is a vibrant economic hub with a great story to tell, but the narrative is far from finished.”

David McLoughlin said: “Although we operate nationally and internationally we are proud to be rooted in Hull and the Humber and to have invested significantly in this area as our business has grown.

“This event will explore how locally-based companies can maximise present and future opportunities and deliver benefits to the region in increased employment, enhanced skills and greater prosperity. We are delighted to be contributing to an event that will further enhance the region’s profile as a highly attractive location for investment.”

The breakfast event is free to attend and registration is via the link below.