Peterborough business leaders to get insight into Theresa May’s blueprint for industrial growth

Delegates at a previous Opportunity Peterborough business breakfast.
Delegates at a previous Opportunity Peterborough business breakfast.

A leading government official is to explain the Prime Minister’s new industrial strategy to Peterborough’s business leaders.

Pete Northover, assistant director in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will be the guest speaker at the next Bondholder Breakfast event organised by Opportunity Peterborough.

Pete Northover, assistant director at the Cities and Local Growth Unit within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Pete Northover, assistant director at the Cities and Local Growth Unit within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Mr Northover said: “I’m delighted to be talking to Peterborough’s businesses about the Industrial Strategy green paper.

“We’re asking for businesses to review the green paper and tell us how the government can support their sector’s growth and development.

“I look forward to hearing delegates’ thoughts and would urge others to read the strategy and feedback before the consultation closes in April.”

The breakfast event is open to Bondholder members only and will run from 7.30am to 9am at the Allia Future Business Centre on March 21.

Accountants Rawlinsons will reveal the findings of the annual Greater Peterborough Business Survey.

Steve Bowyer, chief executive of economic development company Opportunity Peterborough, said: “We’re delighted to have secured Mr Northover as the headline speaker.

“So much is changing in the UK, the EU and around the globe that this is an opportune moment for businesses to tell government what their industry needs to further its growth.”