Bristol and surrounding region to beneift from MPIM event say business leaders

Invest Bristol & Bath stand

Invest Bristol & Bath stand

The Bristol and Bath region is set to benefit from increased levels of inward investment, following a successful delegation to MIPIM.

This is according to business leaders and politicians such as Mayor George Ferguson and Colin Skellett, who is Executive Chairman of Wessex Water.

MPIM is an international property event, that is held in Cannes.

Invest Bristol & Bath, which attracts inward investment to Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, showcased the region’s substantial development opportunities to investors, developers and senior business representatives from all over the world.

The delegation included senior directors from North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils.

More than 80 investors, delegates and property professionals attended Invest Bristol & Bath’s Developing the region event at the conference.

Colin Skellett, chair of the West of England LEP comments:“MIPIM was a great opportunity to put the Bristol and Bath region on the map alongside major cities from around the world.

“As the London market overheats investors are looking to the regions, and Bristol and Bath is perfectly placed to capitalise on that shift, with our high skills base, strong manufacturing sector and knowledge economy and of course high quality of life.

“In meetings this week we’ve seen considerable interest in the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, in Filton and in the Bristol and Bath Science Park and its surrounding area, plus the Bath Riverside site and new Innovation Campus, amongst others.

“I am confident there will be real business deals on the back of our work at MIPIM this week. Cities and regions do best when they’re in the spotlight and MIPIM was a chance for Bristol and Bath to shine.”