More than 100 business delegates attended the annual Wright Hassall Construction Conference at the Ricoh Arena, which saw the industry’s leading voices come together to discuss upcoming projects and challenges they are facing.

Strategic Director for Communities at Warwickshire County Council, Mark Ryder, outlined the efforts that the council is putting into urban regeneration, with a particular focus on supporting the local community, with Gary Johnson, Director of LK2, discussing the relationship between building communities and the importance of sports and leisure facilities.

The speaker line-up also featured Tracy Keep from Gallagher who discussed the complexities around the PI market, Brian Whale of Swisslog showcasing innovative technology, Mazars highlighting tax issues for the sector, Katie Foster of RSK dealing with challenging environmental concerns, and Philip Harris and Paul Slinger from Wright Hassall highlighting topical legal issues.

Michael Hiscock, construction law partner at Wright Hassall, said: “There are exciting times ahead for Coventry and Warwickshire and the construction industry is working hard to support that progress.

“It was great to see so many people at the conference which is firmly becoming established as one of the leading events in Coventry and Warwickshire for the construction industry.”

This year the conference was run in partnership with the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

Picture caption: Front Row (Left to Right) Katie Foster (RSK), Claire Lea (Mazars), Gareth Jones (Mazars), Dinesh Pancholi (Mazars), Philip Harris (Wight Hassall), Tracy Keep (Gallagher Insurance).

Back Row (Left to Right) Brian Whale (Swisslog), Gary Johnson (LK2), Michael Hiscock (Wright Hassall), Mark Ryder (Warwickshire County Council), Paul Slinger (Wright Hassall).