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The Bay major developments supply chain potential transport and investment-needs


WEDNESDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2017 MEETING

THE FOCUS IS ON

Major Developments for 2018: an Insight into the supply chain potential for regional and local firms of Huge Investments in S and W Cumbria around Morecambe Bay;

Transport Investment Spending Priorities: needed to deliver Business Growth, attract Skills and new companies into the area.

This is a vitally important opportunity to have a face to face conversation with, and lobby of, Transport for the North (TfN) which Government have asked to identify and prioritise transport infrastructure improvements all over the north of England. By attending thise event you will help demonstrate the strength of the business cases for investing in enhancing the A590, A595,M6, the west coast main line and Furness cumbria coast and cross country to Leeds rail connections, port facilities and airlinks.

One of the biggest challenges will be to demonstrate to TFN that Cumbria and North Lancashire the area should be given high priority and timely funding for road, rail, seaport and air travel investments to support business growth that is happening now.

A better connected Bay area will deliver improved productivity, supply chain efficiency, better access to national supply chain partners,secure global and international markets and enable companies to attract a larger number of skilled people and more diverse range of companies(inward investors)more easily.

The event will be of interest to manufacturing service and retail companies,logistics and managing directors and to companies seeking to position themselves to bid for and win new supply chain business.It will be of also interest to MPs’, local politicians and community leaders.

THE PROGRAMME

12.15-13.00 REGISTRATION

12.15-13.00 Lunch

13.00 Welcome

13.05 Major Projects for 2018 to 2025: accessing the emerging supply chain opportunities : Stuart Klosinski, Furness Economic Development Forum

13.30 Better connecting Cumbria and North Lancashire: John Woodcock MP (provisional)

13.50 A Lancashire perspective – In conversation with Sandra Cottam Shea, Managing Director of SCS Logistics

14.10 Transport for the North Transport Corridor Priorities by Karen Sanderson and David Levene

14.40 Transport Infrastructure Priorities debate (Road, Rail, Sea, Air)

15.15 Transporting us into the 2030s: Agreed Priorities

15.30 Enabling access to supplier opportunities collaboration between around the Bay suppliers

15.40 FEDF’s new 2018 to 2022 Delivery Plan

16.00 close

CONTEXT

FEDF will update delegates on the status of approaching 130 major projects either underway or planned from 2018 to 2025 so that firms can explore new supply chain opprtunities.

Transport for the North (TfN) is refining options to improve transport connections across three strategic corridors in the north of England (please see Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan Position Statement which summarises where it is positioning itself).TfN wants local companies to come prepared to share ideas on the objectives of the strategic corridor studies should be, priority investments to be taken forward.lanned by 2025

FEDF has persuaded Transport for the North (TfN) to come to Furness on 6th December 2017 13.00 to 16.00 to present to and discuss with companies at the Furness Energy Forum its current work on developing strategic transport improvement proposals for the North.

Transport for the North (TfN) is refining options to improve transport connections across three strategic corridors in the north of England (please see Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan Position Statement which summarises where it is positioning itself).TfN wants local companies to come prepared to share ideas on the objectives of the strategic corridor studies should be, priority investments to be taken forward.

The output will be a strategic programme of transport interventions sequenced for delivery over the short term (up to 2025), medium term (2025-2035) and long term (post 2035).

It is critically important that our Bay area’s businesses ensure that TfN fund a series of transport improvements that transform access of our area’s businesses and people and to enable delivery of a series of nationally strategic investment projects that will deliver over £5bn on new gross value added into Barrow alone.

Significant developments such as the science park complex and garden village in south Lancaster and around the port of Heysham to service future energy needs and growth in South Lakeland also need to be seviced by efficient transport with connections to and from London, Glasgow, the south west and east to european ports.

The afternoon brings companies, logistics experts and community leaders to meet Transport for the North, Highways England, Network Rail and Northern Rail, port operators and airport operators to explain why new value for money road, rail, seaport and air travel conection projects need to be prioritised and allocated funding with a firm timetable for delivery to benefit our area.

the event will also look at actions needed to minimise risks of improvements being either prioritised solely for city based connectivity schemes or not allocated funding.

TfN will explain its current thinking on how it might address infrastructure improvement needs and facilitate ways to overcome barriers to providing better real-time traffic information, investment in replacing substandard diversionary road traffic routes, dualling and other road improvements, more relaible more punctual modern trains and services, strategic investments in access to Gateway airports at Manchester and Liverpool and in ports of Heysham and Barrow as well as Silloth and Workington.

Attainable outcomes need to be more efficient supply chain operations, logistics transport movement by road, rail, sea, air including growth of clusters of manufacturing, service businesses and retailers, more jobs and access to next generation vehicle refuelling facilities.

The session will also examine how transport investment can assist extending commuting potential over a wider area for example around the Bay to meet the critical need for more skills to be attracted to work in the area’s expanding businesses.

Delegates being provided with light refreshments at registration. papers will be available immediately after the event and all delegates will be requeste d to complete feedback sheets.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Registration

All delegates should report to registration at the Gallerywhere they will be invited to sign in to the registration book

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By train: travel to Barrow in Furness Station, it is a 12 minute walk from the station to The Forum via Abbey Road DaltonRoad Duke Street, or 13 minutes via Abbey Road to Ramsden Square then Duke Street.

You can plot your rail journey times at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

By car: take the M6 to junction 36 then folow the A590 into Barrow at the Tesco roundabout, turn left into Abbey Road, then right into Duke Street and by Jeffersons Hartington Hotel Turn Left To enter the roof top car park.

Parking for cars: The first fifty fivedelegates registering as attendees for the event will be eligible for a free parking pass to the Forum top level car park

Parking is available on top of the Forum with entrance from Duke Street Barrow at the Market Street car park, rear of the town hall.

Limited on street parking is available in town centre streets with availability limited to between 10 minutes and 2 hours depending on location.

Local Taxi Services: operate from the railway station and throughout the town. See https://www.yell.com/s/taxis+and+private+hire+vehicles-barrow+in+furness.html

Stagecoach operated bus services run throughout the town of Barrow to Walney, Dalton, Ulverston, Milom and Kendal.For details call 01229433333 or look at https://www.stagecoachbus.com/

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

call Rowena at 01229314100 rowena@fedf.co.uk or stuart at 01229314039 stuart@fedf.co.uk

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

If you register on eventbright please bring along your ticket to registration

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

yes but only provided you email and notify us in writing

7,100 businesses 2,500 in Barrow 4,600 in South Lakeland 41 mutli-nationals 120 leading manufacturers