Leicester gears up to showcase opportunities at MIPIM

MIPIM Team Leicestershire. Photo: Mark Fear.

Businesses from across Leicester and Leicestershire are making their final preparations ahead of MIPIM, the world’s largest property expo which will take place in Cannes next month (13 – 16 Mar).

Team Leicester, which is made up of more than 20 sponsors from across the county’s property and construction industry, will be showcasing what the city and county has to offer, highlighting a number of key development opportunities.

Driven by Leicester City Council, Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), Leicestershire County Council and private sector partners, Leicestershire has attended the property expo for a number of years and will once again be present in Cannes promoting opportunities to national and international investors.

Rob McGuinn, chair of Team Leicester said: “MIPIM is a fantastic place to really put Leicester and Leicestershire on the global stage and shout about the opportunities we have here.

“Once again, we have a strong Team Leicester line-up of private and public sector organisations which will be working in collaboration to raise the county’s profile as well as bring forward key developments.”

Team Leicester’s current sponsors are: Arcadis, Brackley Property Developments, Built Environment Consulting, Building Services Design (BSD), Cartwright Communications, CEG Group, Couch Perry & Wilkes, Edward Cooper Young, Freeths, Innes England, Leicester City Council, MDA Consulting, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, Pick Everard, Curtins, East Midlands Airport, Bradgate Estates, Mather Jamie, Godwin Developments, Westleigh Developments, MIRA Technology Park, TMDP Group, Loughborough University, University of Leicester and Weightmans.

Among this year’s new sponsors is engineering firm Curtins and director James Garment is looking forward to attending the property expo.

He said: “This is our first time sponsoring Team Leicester, and we are excited about being part of the group this year. We have decided to sponsor the city due to our growing workload within the area, in addition to the exciting upcoming opportunities that we would like to learn more about. As a company, we have had great success from sponsoring other regions, and we hope that this will be continued with Team Leicester.”

Alexandra Kowalczuk from BSD added: “This will be the third year running that BSD has supported Team Leicester. We’re looking forward to what promises to be another successful visit to MIPIM for BSD and showcasing what is great about our city.”

Leicester and Leicestershire will be part of the Midlands UK Pavilion at the global property expo, promoting its place at the heart of the UK economy. The Pavilion brings the region together, putting the spotlight on the Midlands and showcasing what it has to offer investors and developers.

MIPIM takes place from 13 to 16 March centred round a large scale exhibition in the Palais de Festival in Cannes in the south of France which attracts tens of thousands of visitors.