North Yorkshire wider partnership conference

North Yorkshire Wider Partnership Conference - Friday 3 November 2017

Inclusive growth: How can we all contribute to helping North Yorkshire’s economy work for everyone?


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Banks Property is an established family owned business with a long track record of developing sensitively designed projects with communities for people to live, work and grow.

We are immensely proud to be supporting the 2017 North Yorkshire Wider Partnership Conference.



North Yorkshire is a beautiful county with two national parks, an attractive coastline and some of the best places to live in the country. However, in terms of its economy it is not without challenges - for example, low average wages mean that housing affordability is an issue. Growing the economy to create more high quality jobs, in a sustainable way which will protect our rural heritage and environment and which will bring benefits for communities, is a vital aim for all sectors in the county.


To create the environment where this can happen we need to ensure that the enablers of growth are in place, such as infrastructure, communications networks, skills, workforce and effective engagement with local communities.


The conference will look at these enablers, and highlight national work undertaken to look at the potential for creating inclusive growth and vibrant and inclusive local communities. It will also consider issues local to North Yorkshire where all sectors can have a role in inclusive growth, and look at what the future might hold in the post-Brexit world.


Confirmed speakers:


David A Kerfoot MBE DL, The Kerfoot Group Ltd, Vice-Chair of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership

Mike Hawking, Partnerships Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation


For further information and for details about how to book a place please email



Last year's conference was held on the morning of Friday 21 October 2016 and focused on the refreshed North Yorkshire Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy and its five important themes -

  • Connected communities
  • Start Well
  • Live Well
  • Age Well
  • Dying Well

- and how we can, together, deliver our ambition to ensure that people in all communities in North Yorkshire have equal opportunities to live full and active lives from childhood to later years.

The North Yorkshire County Council community awards 2016 were also presented at the conference.




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