Brexit and the border

The implications of Brexit for economic development in the North East and Cumbria


09.30-10.00 Registration, reception and coffee

10.00-10.10 Welcome: Vice-Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell Introduction: Professor Frank Peck
10.10-10.45 Brexit: UK Manufacturing and ‘Place-based Industrial Policy’ Professor David Bailey, Aston Business School
10.45-11.20 Brexit: Issues for the Rural North of England  Professor Mark Shucksmith (OBE), Newcastle University
11.20-11.40 Questions and Answers 11.40-12.00 Refreshments Break
12.00-12.30 Brexit and the Cumbrian Economy Graham Haywood, Director, Cumbria LEP
12.30-13.00 Brexit Localities and Future Resilience for local communities: What can be achieved
for the North? Professor John Shutt, Leeds Beckett University

13.00-13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.00 Implications for the Cumbrian Economy: Sector-based Panel Discussion
Professor Frank Peck, University of Cumbria (Panel Chair)

  • Dr Lois Mansfield, University of Cumbria – Land-based economy
  • Ian Stephens, Chief Executive Cumbria Tourism – The Tourism Sector
  • Simon Sjenitzer, WYG Group – The Energy Sector
  • Jane Meek, Carlisle City Council – Implications for Local Government
  • Ewan Green, Dumfries & Galloway Council – Cross-Border Cooperation

15.00-15.20 Break-out discussion over tea break

15.20-15.50 Audience response – Questions and Comments

  • Possible Themes: Industrial change and key sectors in Cumbria
  • The rural economy and land-based activity
  • Local economic policymaking

Devolution and collaboration across borders

15.50-16.00 Concluding remarks and next steps: Professor Frank Peck

Venue: Learning Gateway, University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street, Carlisle CA1 2HH

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