14 March, 2008 – YEP Celebrates St Paddy’s Day at Spinningfields
Young Entrepreneurs in Property (YEP) Manchester, the networking forum for the sector’s under-35s, will be holding its first event of 2008 at Spinningfield’s award winning marketing suite on March 20th from 6.30pm until late.
The networking group, established last September by seven young professionals within the industry, now boasts over 500 members and has succeeded in hosting a number of high profile events.
Attracting entrepreneurial and inspirational personalities sets YEP Manchester apart from other networking forums and this event is no exception with Sir Howard Bernstein and Michael Ingall as the keynote speakers.
Also supporting the event is Halliwells – the fastest growing commercial law firm in the UK, with offices in Manchester, Liverpool, London and Sheffield. Halliwells provide pragmatic, solution driven advice that adds value to businesses. The firm has grown rapidly in recent years and embraces an internal culture of motivation, commitment, enthusiasm, and reward.
The following confirmed guest speakers are:
Sir Howard Bernstein - Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
Familiar to us all as the Council’s Chief Executive, few would believe that Sir Howard Bernstein joined the City Council as Junior Clerk.
Sir Howard’s rise to Chief Executive is truly inspirational – he has become well known for his business acumen, forging partnerships with the city’s key players and successfully attracting millions of pounds into the city.
Following the terrorist bombing of the city centre in 1996 he was appointed Chief Executive of Manchester Millennium Limited, the public/private sector Task Force set up by the Government and the City Council to oversee the redesign and rebuilding of the city centre, a task successfully delivered to critical acclaim, on time and on budget.
Michael Ingall - Chief Executive, Allied London
Ingall joined Allied London Properties as Group Property Director in October 1995 when it was a public company. Since then, he has overseen the restructuring of the business, creating a property company that is focussed on city and town centre investment and redevelopment. He took over as Chief Executive in May 2000 when the company was privatised
Ingall commenced his career at Drivers Jonas, managing several large estates before becoming a Director of Surveyors at Molyneux Rose where he specialized in investment and development consultancy. Before joining Allied London he was Property Director at Raglan Properties plc, where, between 1990 and 1995, he was also responsible for restructuring this company.
Sir Howard commented: “Manchester has seen huge amounts of regeneration since the bombing 10 years ago and developments like Spinningfields are setting a new benchmark for design and architecture within the city centre.
“Attracting leading businesses, the area is fast becoming a dynamic business district boasting exciting architecture, good transport links and leisure facilities on the door step.
“It’s great to see a group of young professionals working together to provide new property talent in Manchester a chance to benefit from the experiences of industry experts and an opportunity to network. I wish Young Entrepreneurs in Property every success for the future.”
YEP is run by committee members on an entirely voluntary basis and will continue to be funded through sponsorship from local property companies ranging from architects and agents to contractors and developers.
Source: YEP Manchester press release