I attended a very interesting reception in one of the House of Commons’ dining rooms on Monday night, organised by the West of England partnership to promote the city-region’s bid to establish a Local Economic Partnership.
During the course of an hour I managed to speak to the Vice Chancellor of UWE (they’re not going to buy Kipper’s Field!); the head of the City of Bristol college; the Chief Executive of Brist0l City Council; the leader of the Labour group; a couple of people from GOSW; and various other people. It was actually a very useful chance to get a steer from them all on how they thought the Government cuts would affect the city, and listen to their concerns. The speakers included Katherine Bennett from Airbus and Clare Reddington from Pervasive Media Studios, as examples of thriving sectors in the city. All in all, a very good event.