We are delighted to welcome Sir Nigel Knowles, Managing Partner & Joint CEO, DLA Piper UK LLP to address our members on the subject of Sheffield's role as a Northern Powerhouse. 

Last October Sheffield was announced as the second Northern Powerhouse, after Greater Manchester, with a Sheffield city region mayor to be elected for the first time in 2017 by voters across South Yorkshire. The city region acquired strategic planning powers and a £900m funding boost over thirty years to deliver regeneration, infrastructure and business growth schemes. The chairman of the combined authority commented: “This marks the next step on our devolution journey and will enable local leaders to make bigger and better local decisions over skills, business growth and infrastructure". 

One of the very few practising solicitors to be honoured with a knighthood, Nigel Knowles came out of Sheffield University to become managing partner of his local law firm and then to transform it into one of the world's largest - DLA Piper. A businessman as much as a lawyer, he is Chairman of the Sheffield Local Enterprise Partnership and his observations and advice will be of considerable interest to all those looking for engagement with the northern powerhouse concept.

This is a members only event. For more information and booking, please contact Talia@dgroup.co.uk.