Law firm to host executive dinner ahead of Grimsby green energy summit

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Business leaders will discuss future opportunities across the Humber at an executive dinner, marking Grimsby’s hosting of a major green energy summit.

The Clean Break Summit 2017 is the first national event of its kind, aiming to help shape the future direction of renewable energy strategy.

Guest speakers at the event, at the town’s Humber Royal Hotel include the Head of Local Energy at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Patrick Allcorn, and the Managing Director of Dong Energy Matthew Wright.

Being held over two days, from Wednesday, September 13 to Thursday, September 14, the evening dinner is being hosted by Wilkin Chapman solicitors.

During the dinner there will be a chance to discuss the opportunities within the region with the Chief Executive of the Humber LEP Kishor Tailor, who will lead proceedings, along with the North East Lincolnshire Council chief executive Rob Walsh.

As part of his role as the chief executive of the LEP, Mr Tailor is keen to hear the views and needs of regional businesses to influence key discussions at central government level.

He said: “Our aim is to continue the engagement and consultation with local businesses, and further bolster the region’s reputation as the UK’s ‘Energy Estuary’. 

“Having secured a number of new investments in the energy sector, the Humber Estuary is gaining in momentum.

“At the Humber LEP we are working to shape the Industrial Strategy with ‘energy sector’ at the forefront of our proposal.”

Legal experts from event hosts, Wilkin Chapman, will also be joining the discussions and opening the evening.

Chief executive Des Mannion said the dinner was an opportunity for the firm to discuss matters that were close to the hearts of all those involved in the area’s growth.

He said: “The region, with its particular sector strengths in agriculture, renewable energy, ports and logistics has been the catalyst to our success, and we are very much aligned to the aspirations of the region, in that we look to attract and retain local talent for the benefit of the economy as a whole, as well as securing the future success of the business.”