How can the new industrial strategy benefit the North of England? | SPERI public event

Date: Thursday 9th November 2017 | Time: 18.00-19.30

Venue: Sheffield Town Hall (Reception Room A), Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH

The Government will soon publish its new industrial strategy, but will it benefit people, places and industries in the North?

This is a key question that the Industrial Strategy Commission, a new inquiry jointly run by SPERI, set out to answer.

On November 1st the Commission will publish its Final Report. Join us a week later on Thursday November 9th for a major public event in Sheffield to discuss its findings and to hear from a leading Labour politician about industrial strategy.

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Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and a member of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet, will outline Labour’s industrial strategy plans. Dr Craig Berry, SPERI’s Deputy Director, and a member of the Industrial Strategy Commission will present the Commission’s key findings. An audience Q&A will follow with Rebecca Long-Bailey, Craig Berry and Sheffield business leaders taking part in the panel discussion.

We hope you can join us for this public debate and have your say.

Confirmed speakers;

  • Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Mike Maddock, Managing Director, Performance Engineered Solutions
  • Laura Bennettspecialist in entrepreneurship and the digital economy, member of Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board
  • Dr Craig Berry (Chair) Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, University of Sheffield.


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The event is taking part during the 2017 ESRC Festival of Social Science. See the full line-up of events taking place between November 4th -11th at