Michael Hiscock (Wright Hassall) and Dr Sarah Lewis (English Heritage)

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Leading property figures to headline inaugural conference

Two of the leading figures in the heritage property sector have been lined up to speak at an inaugural conference in the Midlands this week.

Leamington-based law firm Wright Hassall is holding its first Heritage Conference at Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire on Friday, April 24 and will focus on a range of key challenges facing businesses involved in the sector.

Developers, investors, property intermediaries with an interest in heritage property, along with organisations which support the sector are being invited to attend the half-day conference.

Among the confirmed speakers are Dr Sarah Lewis, Principal Heritage at Risk Adviser in the East Midlands at English Heritage and Lynda Jubb, Chair of the RICS Building Conservation Forum.

Dr Sarah Lewis from English Heritage said: “Private owners, developers and estate managers are key players in tackling all kinds of heritage at risk from city centre hotels, industrial buildings and monuments to historic parklands, ruined marcher castles and round barrows, so the opportunity to speak to them at an event like this was one English Heritage did not want to miss.”

The programme also includes keynote talks from Roger Cullimore from Warwick District Council and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, Mark Balkham from chartered architects and heritage building consultants Rodney Melville and Partners and David Chismon from accountants Saffery Champness.

Wright Hassall partner Philip Harris, who will review legal challenges of heritage property, and senior associate Michael Hiscock will be hosting the event.

Michael said: “We’re delighted to have attracted a strong line-up of experts and programme for our inaugural Heritage Conference.

“Topics ranging from funding, buildings at risk, sustainability and delivering world class heritage projects will all be covered during the afternoon and will be a good opportunity to combine the skills and thinking of key figures working across the sector in the region.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Matt Joyce .

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