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.
Reviewing the effectiveness of Government growth initiatives

Growth Initiatives - Report Launch

The British Property Federation, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP), and the All Party Urban Development Group are launching a report appraising the effectiveness of various Government projects to stimulate growth.

Such initiatives range from Enterprise Zones and Tax Increment Financing to City Deals and a more coordinated approach to the release of public land.

The report will be launched at the Palace of Westminster on 17 November, 1pm-3pm, with Paul Uppal MP, James Fennell of NLP, and Robert Evans of Argent speaking.

Email Sam Downes to book your free place.
Buy In or Bye Bye? The critical role of councils in build-to-rent development

Buy In or Bye Bye?

The critical role of councils in build-to-rent development


When seeking local housing authority buy in for build-to-rent developments, what are the main challenges for developers in gaining planning permission?

This seminar will focus on how best to work with the local housing authorities to ensure that these proposed schemes come to fruition.

View the full programme and book your free place.
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