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News - 8 October 2012

Making Brighton & Hove a supercity

Kicking off the start of consultations on a review of the city’s economic strategy, 150 people have accepted an Economic Partnership invitation to lunch on 18th October at Sovereign House to discuss how we achieve supercity status; a potential that was first identified in a report by HSBC Bank in 2009.

Working in close collaboration with local property agents Stiles Harold Williams and Sovereign House owners Aberdeen Asset Management, the event is being held at the newly refurbished and remodelled 6,500 square metre office complex in Church Street in the heart of the North Laine.

The Future of Business report commissioned by HSBC Bank in 2009 and a follow up report in 2011 identified five cities in the UK that had the potential to become supercities over the next 20 years leading the UK out of recession and creating powerhouses of creativity and productivity. Brighton was identified as the rebellious, alternative-economy, deregulation capital of the UK.

Executive Director of the Economic Partnership Tony Mernagh will present the challenges the city faces and Chair of the Strategic Partnership Roger French will facilitate a discussion from the floor about what we need to put in place to realise our potential.


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