SOUTH YORKSHIRE ECONOMIC SUMMIT 2022
Together we can renew South Yorkshire’s economy.
On the 9 March 2022 South Yorkshire held an Economic Summit that brought together the brightest thinkers from across the country, the best businesses, entrepreneurs, research institutes and anchor institutions for a day of debate and ideation.
Our shared goal is renewal for our region; we will only achieve it by working together. This event brought momentum, securing the commitments we must all make to turn our shared ambitions into reality for people and communities.
With keynotes from Andy Haldane, the Head of the UK Government’s Levelling Up Taskforce and former Mayor Dan Jarvis MP MBE and contributions from the leading thinkers from the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, who have been supporting work within the region, and who include members of the Government’s new Levelling Up Council, we explored the key growth drivers for our region, and the actions we can take to unlock them.
Breakfast Registration, Welcome to the South Yorkshire Economic Summit.
Held at Kollider, Kurios First Floor / Castle House / Sheffield S3 8LS
Share your South Yorkshire Story - Katz Kiely: An opportunity to make meaningful connections with representatives from some of South Yorkshire and the UK’s leading organisations.
Economic Summit introduction by Katz Kiely: The objectives and agenda for the day, the role of the conference facilitators and rapporteurs and a welcome to Sheffield by Cllr Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council.
9:30 – 10:15
Putting the Levelling Up White Paper in focus - the challenge ahead of us: The levelling up white paper sets out the UK governments vision to level up and bring prosperity across the UK
Hear from our panel of experts on the national mission and what that means for South Yorkshire. Setting the challenge and opportunity for the region and the role of the summit in forging new partnerships and activity.
Speakers will deliver South Yorkshire Keynotes and Central Government perspectives, Hear from:
- South Yorkshire Mayor, Dan Jarvis MBE MP
- Lucy Nickson, Chair of the South Yorkshire, Local Enterprise Partnership
- Andy Haldane, Economist, Head of the Levelling Up Taskforce
How we can act to: Connect prosperity to purpose in South Yorkshire, foster collaboration across institutions and sectors, put people at the heart of change.
10:17 – 11:40
Growth and Renewal – Levelling up Access to Finance: chaired by Andy Haldane, Head of Levelling Up Taskforce.
Industry Leaders explore how we need to work together to create the finance market that businesses in South Yorkshire and the North need.
Hear from: Keynote speaker Ron Emerson, Chairman of Bank North, Ian Stuart, CEO HSBC British Bank, British Business Bank, Business Growth Fund, Lloyds Bank and Legal and General.
Managed Audience: Q&A. Keynote speaker Ron Emerson, Chairman of Bank North
- Ian Stuart, CEO HSBC British Bank
- Ken Cooper, Managing Director, Venture Solutions at British Business Bank
- Richard Taylor, Business Growth Fund
Roaming contributions from the floor.
Duncan Johnson, CEO Northern Gritstone
Chris Iveson – CEO, FourJaw Manufacturing
Andrew Austwick. CEO - Finance for Enterprise
Chaired by Andy Haldane
11:45 - 13:15
Growth and Renewal – Supporting Clusters and Clustering: chaired by Sharon Kemp, CEX of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council / Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Leadership Group
Introduced by Julie Wagner, President of the Global Institute on Innovation Districts and featuring input from Legal and General, the University of Sheffield, Doncaster’s Gateway East and the Olympic Legacy Park we will discuss how to build globally significant clusters of innovation here in South Yorkshire, that attract private finance and deliver business growth at scale.
Julie Wagner, Global Institute for Innovation Clusters – Dial in live stream
Professor Philip McCann. Management School. Chair in Urban and Regional Economics.
Lynda Shillaw, CEO Harworth Group
Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield
Tracey Johnson, The Seam, Barnsley Council – dial in
Robert Hough, Chair Peel
Chris Lowe, CEO Olympic Legacy Park
Chaired by Sharon Kemp, Chief Executive Rotherham Council, Deputy Chair of the AMID Leadership Group.
13:20 – 14:10
14:10 – 15:00
Plenary Sessions: An opportunity to engage in one of our three breakout sessions:
Breakout 1 Growth and Renewal - Access to Skills and Opportunity: Chaired by Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University.
Our panel of renowned experts and experienced practitioners discuss new perspectives and ideas about how we can foster the conditions that will support a dynamic, thriving and purposeful economy.
Hear from: Cllr Sir Stephen Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Chair of Education, Skills and Employment Board, SYMCA Dame Julie Kenny DBE DL, South Yorkshire based entrepreneur
Angela Foulkes, Chief Executive & Principal at The Sheffield College, SY LEP Board Member
Adam Hawksbee, Deputy Director, Onward
Lindsey Glasby, Senior Vice Principal Doncaster UTC
Chaired by Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University
Breakout 2 Growth and Renewal – Innovation Ecosystems: facilitated by Laura Bennett and Ceri Batchelder from TEAM South Yorkshire.
An expertly facilitated workshop to explore how the public and private sector can support, create, and develop Stronger Innovation Ecosystems that stimulate, support and grow ideas helping to support entrepreneurs to create thriving businesses.
Key questions explored will include how does the eco-system adequately support entrepreneurship? Is the South Yorkshire emerging ecosystem working effectively? What are the key elements of a healthy ecosystem? How should South Yorkshire build a business case that strengthens the ecosystem and builds on existing models of practice; for sectors / competencies?
Facilitated by Laura Bennett and Ceri Batchelder from TEAM South Yorkshire.
15:05 – 16:10
The opportunity in front of us: a session that showcases the opportunities and potential in South Yorkshire, from clean tech and energy, sustainable manufacturing, arts, culture and heritage and amazing new emerging partnerships we will start to tell a different story about South Yorkshire.
Chaired by Katz Kiely
16:15 – 17:00
What we’ve heard and what we’re going to do next: a session where we hear from our Summit Rapporteurs and the audience on where next for South Yorkshire.
What have we learnt from the panel sessions, where should our focus lay and what have we missed.
Chaired by Damian Allen, Chief Executive Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.
17:00 – 18:00
Networking and Drinks Reception.
South Yorkshire welcomes business leaders and innovators at the region’s first-ever Economic Summit - Read the press release
You can view photos from the event on our Facebook page.
Watch the videos of our Keynote speakers from the event:
Dan Jarvis MP Keynote Speach
Mayor of South Yorkshire
Head of levelling up taskforce
Chair, South Yorkshire LEP
Founder & CEO Beep
Dan Jarvis MP
Tom Le Quesne
Dame Julie Kenny