We rely on the public-spirited sponsorship of our partner organisations to shape and deliver our programme. These organisations represent the cutting edge of regeneration and development. They support us because they share our vision.


Harworth Group plc is one of the leading land and property regeneration companies in the UK, owning and managing c.18,000 acres on around 100 sites in the North of England and the Midlands. We create great new places for people to live and work, delivering thousands of new jobs and homes in the regions. Our flagship sites, such as Waverley in Rotherham and Logistics North in Bolton, are of national economic significance and are at the forefront of regeneration in the UK.

Comm Comm UK

Comm Comm UK is the UK’s market leading communications consultancy specialising in public consultation, stakeholder relations and the built environment. Comm Comm UK has an unrivalled track record in successfully delivering communications and engagement campaigns for the property sector. It is leading the debate on modernising public consultation and improving the reputation of the industry within communities. Strong on strategy, creatively powerful, all delivered with energy and charm.


8build is a specialist construction company founded on the principles of
bringing high levels of honesty, integrity, and professionalism to the construction marketplace.

The company was founded in 2005 from an idea that 8 friends had while dining
in a restaurant in London, all keen to create a business that was customer
based, ethical, and would implement new ways of working that they felt the
construction industry was lacking.

Today, 8build employs over 200 staff. Affectionately called ‘8builders’, who
manage high quality projects that they are very proud of in the fitout,
refurbishment, and new build markets.


Devonshires has provided practical, accessible and cutting edge legal advice to the housing and regeneration sectors since the early 1970s.  It has grown into a nationally reaching multidisciplinary legal practice with offices in London, Leeds and Colchester.  The firm’s services range from strategic advice to executive boards on the structuring of large regeneration, infrastructure and funding projects, through to dealing with the routine legal work that is part and parcel of the day to day management of large city, town centre and rural landholdings.  They act for the full range of stakeholders in the sector including private developers, multi nationals, contractors, consultants, local authorities, local authority development vehicles, government agencies, registered providers and charities.  It is a full service law firm working as part of their clients’ teams to deliver successful transactions, and assisting their clients to meet their wider strategic goals.  Devonshires’ market leading position, and that of many of its key personnel, is recognised in both Chambers and the Legal 500. 

PPR Estates (PPR)

PPR Estates (PPR) is a property developer and investor working across all
sectors of the market including: retail, office, commercial and residential
Founded in 2009, we are privately owned and funded, enabling fast decisions.
We use Big Data techniques and disciplined risk-management to continuously
improve real estate decision making at entrepreneurial speed.

PPR both acquire sites directly and joint venture with landowners. We have a
particular focus on mixed-use, urban regeneration and repositioning real
estate to create sustainable value.


Muse is one of the UK’s leading names in mixed-use development and urban regeneration, with a range of major commercial and residential schemes across the country.

We deliver innovative places through collaboration, bringing together the best of the public and private sector to drive economic growth and social prosperity right into the heart of our communities.


Working with multinationals, FTSEs, public sector, charities, trade bodies, SMEs, and disruptor start-ups, we deliver results which make an impact. From our successful campaign to save early years education funding, to our work to secure the funding for the extension of London City Airport, we are experts in understanding commercial priorities and aligning these to a bespoke communications programme. Our team of experts has worked at the highest levels of media and politics. It contains former Special Advisers and senior civil servants, backed by a wealth of strategic communications and campaigning experience including ex-heads of NGOs, former national journalists, and PR and public affairs consultants, consistently recognised as some of the best in the industry. Our headquarters are in Westminster, at the heart of British politics. Our offices in Birmingham, Chelmsford, Norwich, and Glasgow give us outstanding reach and insight across the country, whilst our global network of partners helps us to achieve results at every scale.

The Wates Group

The Wates Group, established in 1897, is one of the UK’s leading privately-owned construction, residential development, and property services businesses. Everything is guided by its purpose of working together to inspire better ways of creating the places, communities, and businesses of tomorrow. Wates is committed to the long-term sustainability of the built environment and to eliminating carbon from its operations by 2025.  To fulfil its ambition to be an inclusive employer and to reflect the communities in which it works, Wates is committed to doubling the proportion of women at all levels of its business and to becoming more ethnically diverse.


We are a distinctive London-based law firm, focused on our clients and on delivering excellence in the international legal market.We understand that because the world in which our clients operate is complicated, unpredictable and pressured, you need clear, concise advice that is attuned to your needs. That takes experience, so our partners get involved and stay involved. With the support of tight-knit teams, they advise on your most critical matters with clarity and confidence. That leads to great ideas, stronger relationships and greater efficiency. It’s a quality of experience that distinguishes us from our larger competitors, but only enhances our reputation for solving our clients’ most complex legal issues.

We’ve made a deliberate choice to remain smaller than many of our peers. The tight-knit, cohesive nature of our firm means you benefit from our collective experience. We talk to one another.  We’ve kept things simple. We’ve decided against growth at the expense of quality, against size at the expense of efficiency and agility. So whilst we’re large enough to advise on your most complex matters, we’re also small enough to ensure that our people and our work are exceptional, without fail.

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