Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mike joins Connectivity Associates

Mike Gibson is now a director and co-owner of Connectivity Associates Ltd. Mike’s move brings together his extensive experience in private sector town planning consultancy with Chrissie’s expertise in training, applied research and community involvement. Connectivity Associates, based in South Manchester, has a growing number of national and international clients. The company has carried out […]
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Chrissie’s photo in ‘Planning’

At the Regeneration Summit Chrissie asks a question about the benefits of the Network Hub proposals to improve the rail network in the north of England compared with the High Speed Rail 2. HS2 would bring fast trains to and from London, but would be almost entirely new track. The costs of HS2 would be […]
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Mike assists at the Building of the Year Award

Mike, as Committee Vice Chair, assisted the Chair, Phil Cusack, in hosting the Annual Dinner of the GM Chamber’s Property and Construction Section, held at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester. This annual event is famous for its Building of the Year Award and from four finalists, Sir Howard Bernstein presented the award to Peel’s MediaCityUK […]
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Mike questions Bob Neill at Conservative Conference

At a fringe conference event organised by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Bob Neill MP, Planning and Local Government Minister, said he considered it an economic necessity to simplify and speed up the planning system and thought that many of the criticisms levelled against the Government’s national planning policy framework were exaggerated. In response […]
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Networking Training and Planning

I had a fascinating time last week in London delivering training for International Masters Management students at University College London. They were excellent students from all over the world, keen to understand networking in the UK. About half had lived in the UK before, but for some it was their first week in Britain. It […]
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Networking Opportunities in London

Dear Masters students, Here are some suggestions. I do not know them personally. Join groups on LinkedIn that are of interest to you and you will be notified of any events that they hold. Some websites: Find-networking-events, a portal that you can search by area London Chamber of Commerce, Drinks and Links Urbano Network I […]
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