Team Lincolnshire was out in full force on Monday (18th February) as over 50 of its ambassadors made the trip to London to promote future investment opportunities in Greater Lincolnshire.
Guests and ambassadors gathered at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel for a networking lunch and to hear from keynote speakers Liam Scully, Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln City Football Club, and Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economy and Place at Lincolnshire County Council.
The event – hosted by Team Lincolnshire, the public and private sector partnership which aims to represent Greater Lincolnshire on a national and global stage – was held to showcase the area as a great place to invest and do business.
In his presentation, Liam Scully talked about his football club’s success on and off the pitch and said Lincolnshire is “ready and waiting to succeed”.
“I’ve been in Lincolnshire for 18 months, and I can say that Lincolnshire has a lot going for it, but we need to make of a song and dance about,” said Liam.
“Lincolnshire is a county on the up, and it’s great to be a part of it. We are all striving and growing together. For those outside of the county, I would say that Lincolnshire is an area ready and waiting, primed to deliver and achieve.
“The people are in the right place to make the most of every opportunity. I can say from experience that if you’re thinking about investing in Lincolnshire, the county will make it successful.”
In attendance at the event was new Team Lincolnshire member Rob Knowles, a consultant who specialises in business coaching and people mentoring.
Rob said: “I love Lincolnshire. As a county, we have got a lot to offer but more people need to know about it which is why I’ve joined the team as an ambassador.
“What I’ve found in my field of work is geography seems to matter less today, which makes it even more important for our county to build links with other areas of the UK. I can open a laptop anywhere and do my job.”
Councillor Colin Davie, a member of the LEP’s Board of Directors, welcomed old and new ambassadors to the event and outlined the financial benefits of setting up a business in Lincolnshire.
“Contrary to popular belief, Lincolnshire is not a million miles away from London. It takes less than two hours on the train to Grantham and Lincoln from Kings Cross,” he said.
“Lincolnshire is an exceptionally good place to invest. We have a thriving business community and environment. Commercial property prices are also cheaper in Lincolnshire at an average of £46 per square metre, with rental prices averaging between £8 and £15 per square foot.”