Reviewing the effectiveness of Government growth initiatives
Going for Growth report launched
The British Property Federation, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP), and the All Party Urban Development Group have launched a report, Going for Growth, appraising the effectiveness of various Government projects to stimulate growth, and calling on Government to further extend devolutionary powers to the UK's cities and regions.
The report was launched at the Palace of Westminster on 17 November, with Paul Uppal MP, James Fennell of NLP, Robert Evans of Argent, and John Betty of Stoke-on-Trent City Council speaking.
Melanie Leech joins the BPF as Chief Executive from the Food and Drink Federation.
Melanie Leech announced as new Chief Executive
The British Property Federation (BPF) has announced Melanie Leech, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), as its new Chief Executive.
Melanie, who joins the £404bn property industry after nine years at the helm of the trade body for the food manufacturing industry, will take up her new role in early 2015.
Prior to leading the FDF, Melanie held senior positions in Government, including Director of Communications at the Cabinet Office and Head of Broadcasting Policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
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