Freeths Sector Showcase

Freeths are delighted to invite you to our first sector showcase. Please join us for an exciting and informative packed week of discussions on hot topics and trends.

Register your free place - you can choose to attend all or as many sessions as you like.

Energy, Waste & Sustainability

Date: Monday 28th February 2022
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Join our Energy, Waste & Sustainability team as they look back over the last 12 months at some of the hot topics that have been affecting our clients and the sector as a whole, as well as some horizon scanning. In this session we will be discussing:

  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • Bioenergy
  • Heat networks and decarbonising heat
  • Sustainability
  • Clean energy generation and battery storage
  • Impending waste legislation and regulatory changes
  • Hydrogen and other low emission vehicle fuels.

Speakers Clare KingKirstin Roberts MCIWM James Lamour Liam O'Flynn

Public Sector
Date: Tuesday 1st March 2022
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

“The challenges of the changing shape of the high street - a local authority's perspective”

Join the Public Sector team with support from its local authority clients and contacts as they take us on a five year journey of the challenges including:

  • The mushrooming of online retailing and COVID (to name but two)
  • Sustaining major shopping areas in medium sized towns

Speakers Nathan Holden Mitchell Ball Hannah Greatbatch

Date: Tuesday 1st March 2022
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

“Stepping up to the plate - the challenges facing the UK food industry”

Join our Food Sector team who will be accompanied by Nigel Jenney, CEO of the Fresh Produce Consortium, to debate the many challenges including:

  • Supply chain
  • Labour shortages
  • Food regulations

Speakers Mukesh Patel Simon Baigent Lisa Gilligan Tom Walker Nigel Jenney - CEO at Fresh Produce Consortium

Date: Wednesday 2nd March 2022
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

“The journey to NetZero for a sustainable transport system” We are excited to begin the first in a series of webinars with our panel of transport experts, including specialists in railways, roads, bus & coach, airports and green energy solutions to discuss 'decarbonisation in the transport sector' including:

  • Unpicking decarbonisation of transport infrastructure and vehicles
  • Looking at key regulatory and commercial drivers, funding, and the future of transport in the face of significant industry and regulatory change

Speakers Michael BrayIain Bowler Shashi Chambers Frank Suttie Robert Bruce

Date: Wednesday 2nd March 2022
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

“Future of retail: top tends to watch out for and our predictions for 2022”Join our Retail team of experts for the next event in our future of retail series! The retail sector displayed outstanding resilience in 2021, with strong recovery for many sub sectors, certainly outperforming initial expectations. 2022 will certainly bring some challenges, however, there are many exciting growth opportunities for retailers to embrace. In this session, members of our Retail team will lead a thought provoking discussion on:

  • 'What's on trend' for retailers and brands in 2022
  • Our predictions on the most significant opportunities and challenges over the next 12 months
  • Insight into some of the exciting projects we've been supporting retailers with

Speakers Philippa Dempster Simon Barker David Lane Matt Stephens

Drinks, Hospitality & Leisure
Date: Thursday 3rd March 2022
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

“Hospitality - challenges and opportunities” Join Leo Skinner and colleagues from the Drinks, Hospitality and Leisure team who will be talking to Kate Nicholls ,OBE & CEO of UK Hospitality, about issues facing the sector and how best to unlock the industry's potential as we emerge from the pandemic. Topics for discussion will include:

  • Industry staffing crisis
  • Levelling up white paper and the hospitality and high street strategies
  • The end of the moratorium on forfeiture for non-payment of rent

Speakers Leo Skinner Adam Boyd Kate Nicholls - CEO at UK Hospitality

Logistics & Warehousing
Date: Thursday 3rd March 2022
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

“Supply chain resilience - how an energised logistics and warehousing sector is adapting to current challenges” Brexit and the COVID pandemic has affected every part of the supply chain, causing significant disruption for many businesses and significant growth for others. Whilst these events have adversely affected many sectors, those operating in the Logistics & Warehousing sector have seen customer demand soar, creating a different set of challenges for business leaders to overcome. During this session our team of sector experts will cover:

  • Lessons learnt from the COVID pandemic
  • How to maximise opportunities in a post-Brexit world and an outlook for 2022
  • Building a resilient supply chain through collaboration
  • How automation will impact your business and its people

Speakers Nigel Gardner Shashi ChambersIain Bowler

Date: Friday 4th March 2022
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

“Digital futures - what is driving digital growth?” Walking through a digital city we will look at:

  • Digital opportunities
  • The growth technologies - smart city, small cell, DAS and fibre
  • Structure - public & private partnerships & investment
  • Physical roll out and balancing risk

Speakers Emily Settle Duncan Tringham Daniel Cuthbert Jessica Matthew sIain Bowler

Life Sciences Part 1
Date: Friday 4th March 2022
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Part 1: “Keeping the lights on - how do you raise money from UK and international investors to sustain your next phase of growth?”

The COVID pandemic has galvanised interest in the life sciences sector among investors. The UK Bioindustry Association (BIA) recently published a report on UK biotech financing for 2021, which shows that a record £4.5bn was invested into UK life sciences companies in 2021. During this session our Life Sciences team of experts will cover the funding journey:

  • Private equity capital v debt-based private capital
  • Tips for acquiring private capital
  • Monetising your intellectual property
  • Preparing for funding

Speakers Claus Andersen Iona Silverman Peter Jennings - Partner, Corporate Finance - Healthcare & Thames Valley - Grant Thornton Jesper Ronald Petersen - Investor

Bonus Webinar - Life Sciences Part 2
Date: Friday 18th March 2022
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
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Part 2: “Dispelling the myths around listing your business” During this session our team of sector experts will cover:

  • IPO process
  • Specific DD requirements for life sciences companies
  • Role of a nomad
  • Preparing for an IPO
  • The investor ecosyste

Speakers Claus Andersen Tim Davies - Regional Head, UK Primary Markets - The London Stock Exchange PlcColin Aaronson - Director, Corporate Finance - Healthcare - Grant Thornton Vadim Alexandre - Head of Healthcare - SP Angel Corporate Finance David Hignell - SP Angel Corporate Finance

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