Suffolk Chamber in Greater Ipswich Brunch - The Future of Ipswich
Join us for our first Suffolk Chamber in Greater Ipswich Brunch of 2019 where we are delighted to be hearing from John Howard from the Wine Rack development, Paul Clement from Ipswich Central and Terry Hunt from Ipswich Vision.
About our speakers:
Paul Clement, Chief Executive of Ipswich Central
Paul is Chief Executive of Ipswich Central, the Business Improvement District (BID) that includes 625 businesses within the town centre area. Born in Ipswich, he is passionate about the town and an ambassador for the Vision project that has led to a number of recent improvements, including the newly redeveloped Cornhill Square. Paul's involvement with town and city centre management started in 2000 and led to the creation of CMS, a specialist Place-shaping consultancy. In 2018, CMS was acquired by Savills where Paul is now Director, Head of Place-shaping alongside his role in Ipswich. Most recently he has spoken publicly about the 'crisis' faced by Britain's High Streets and the new ways of thinking required to tackle the issue. His presentation to the Greater Ipswich Chamber will be entitled: Town centres like Ipswich: 'crisis' versus 'opportunity'?
Terry Hunt, Chair of Ipswich Vision
Suffolk-born Terry Hunt was Editor of the East Anglian Daily Times for more than 20 years before retiring in September 2017.Since then, he has been working with a number of local organisations and charities. He is chair of the Ipswich Vision board, a partnership of key organisations working to regenerate Suffolk's county town.
Terry has lived in Ipswich for more than 30 years. He is married to Jane, who is the EADT's Crown Court correspondent. They have three grown-up children and a granddaughter.After his life was saved when he suffered a cardiac arrest in Ipswich town centre, Terry is campaigning to raise awareness of the importance of CPR and defibrillators. He and his sister recently completed a 61-mile walk along the Suffolk coast to raise money to buy more defibrillators. In his spare time, Terry enjoys playing golf (badly) and is a long-suffering Ipswich Town season ticket holder.
John Howard, Property Developer
John Howard is a property business leader and author with nearly four decades of experience in the industry. John’s proficiency stems from the sale and purchase of over 3,000 houses, apartments and developments within the UK.With a rental portfolio similar to many investors through his numerous property companies, John’s experience is vast; from buying traditional houses, hotels, large scheme developments to running property businesses providing an all-encompassing understanding of the property world.
At the age of 25, John also became one of the youngest Directors of a football league club when joining Cambridge United FC where he stayed for 18 years. It was at Cambridge Untied where John first became passionate about helping young people to get the right start in life when he set up the Football in the Community initiative. With race horse training, guest speaking, charity auctioneering and his position of Chairman of the Ipswich Conservative Association all playing a pivotal role in John’s interesting professional life to date.
For more information about this event please contact:
Emma Alderton, Events Coordinator