ProCon Nottinghamshire celebrates with one year anniversary

ProCon Nottinghamshire celebrated their first birthday with a summer BBQ at Wollaton Hall. Picture: Ian Hodgkinson / Picture It.

Nottingham’s fastest growing property and construction membership group ProCon has celebrated its first anniversary.

ProCon Nottinghamshire, which has more than 400 members from the built environment across the county and East Midlands, had a first successful year with a number of high-profile events and a growing interest from companies wanting to join.

ProCon Nottinghamshire is showing that it can grow to a similar size to its originating organisation ProCon Leicestershire which was founded nearly 20 years ago.

In just 12 months, ProCon Nottinghamshire has attracted hundreds of developers, architects, surveyors, engineers, agents, consultants, investors, bankers, accountants, solicitors, local authorities and more from across Nottinghamshire.

Will Cursham, legal director at law firm Gateley and chairman of ProCon’s cross-industry steering group, welcomed more than 150 people at the first anniversary event at Wollaton Hall.

Will said: “ProCon has had a hugely successful first year both in terms of scope, numbers of companies and individuals joining up – and our profile.

“We couldn’t have achieved our success without the support of our 24 patrons who have worked hard behind the scenes on our events and have supported financially.”

ProCon Nottinghamshire has 24 patrons – Allan Joyce Architects, Anderson Green, Blueprint Interiors, Botham Accounting, BSP Consulting, Built Environment Consulting, Cartwright Communications Curtins, Gateley plc, Gleeds, Henry Brothers, HWA Consulting Engineers, Ian Guyler Consulting, Invest in Nottingham, Maber, Nottingham Trent University, RammSanderson, RizkMcCay, Salus, Shakespeare Martineau, Stepnell, Swan Homes, Willmott Dixon, YMD Boon.

“Our patrons and our steering group is hugely proud of ProCon’s achievements thus far and we look forward to offering more events and seminars relating to the built environment in our second year,” added Will.

“Membership and interest in ProCon have exceeded expectations and has shown that Nottinghamshire’s property and construction sector is thriving and there is huge interest in our events and our networking opportunities.”

ProCon has more events planned for the summer and autumn and its Christmas drinks event on 12 December.

Lorraine Baggs, head of inward investment at Invest in Nottingham, said: “By engaging with developers and others both in Nottingham and beyond, ProCon Nottinghamshire has helped promote the opportunities here for development and the breadth of local expertise available to bring projects to fruition.”