Geldards chairman David Williams, was one of four panel members to sit on the morning panel session at the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders conference, held on 18th June 2019 at Manchester University. The panel discussed how HS2 will build future communities and was opened by Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Tim Wood.
The panel explored the transformative capacity over the coming years of cities and towns that are not directly on the HS2 route. David specifically considered how HS2 will make Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire a more attractive place for businesses to invest in and how it will also boost tourism.
He considered how HS2 will connect eight of the UK’s ten biggest cities, and how that once it is integrated with upgrades to the existing rail network, including Northern Powerhouse Rail and the Midlands Rail Hub, all ten cities will benefit from a step-change in rail connectivity.
Finally, he discussed what D2N2LEP are looking to do with HS2 that other LEPs can learn from and how we can prepare for the opportunity to make sure the benefits are maximised for all parts of the community.
"I was pleased to have been invited to take part in the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders conference.
“I believe the HS2 development will have a positive impact on Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and I am passionate about helping to drive this initiative and bring awareness to the area of the positive changes that the new line and it’s connections can bring.”
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