Shaping the success of Central South UK

Regenerate South brings together stakeholders and investors around the Central South region in a bid to use exclusive industry expertise and knowledge to drive investment in the region. The private sector initiative promotes the development of sites at a national and international level to stimulate inward investment and showcases the quality of business and investment opportunities available in this part of the UK.

The 6th Regenerate South Conference, will build upon the success of previous events which annually attract over 200 investors and developers. Business South is working closely with both the public and private sector to attract more stakeholders into the area and to showcase our current offer.

The conference is a fantastic opportunity for potential investors, developers, agents and consultants to debate the ambitions for the Central South region, ensuring that we retain competitiveness and productivity into the future.

Regeneration of the South and Solent area has helped shape the Business South agenda for the past ten years. Through our Regenerate South Action Group, we focus on the opportunities, challenges and tangible delivery of promoting the South as an attractive region for investment and improved infrastructure.

Date: 8th December
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Venue: Virtual
Champion Ticket Price: £20.00 Plus VAT
*Non Champion Ticket Price: £40.00 Plus VAT
*Payable by credit card at the time of booking



Tim Hancock – Terence O`Rourke (Compere)

Tim has worked for Terence O’Rourke for over 30 years and is responsible for all aspects of business strategy and development.

Tim also Chairs Business South’s Regeneration South business-led action group that supports major development schemes and potential sites across the region, there in promoting the Central South as an attractive investment proposition.

Robert Delius – Stride Treglown

Rob is an architect and Head of Sustainability for Stride Treglown and his key interests are wellbeing, placemaking and sustainability.

Last year he was one of the co-creators of the ‘Therapeutic City festival’ in Bath with local design group Architecture IS. The 7 day event explored how to make places good for the mind, body and soul and hosted a wide range of speakers as well as collaborating on closing main thoroughfares in the city to traffic during the festival. Rob was behind the practice’s shortlisted entry for RIBA international competition ‘Re-imagining the Garden City’ and has been the winner of two other RIBA competitions: ‘Tomorrow’s Garden City: A sustainable approach to living’; and ‘Imagine Bath’.

He was architect for Great Bow Yard which was named ‘most energy efficient street in the UK’ when it was completed. He is behind several initiatives including 52 Big Ideas for Bristol, Waters of Bath and Bristol Colour Capital.

John Till – thinkingplace

As founding Director of thinkingplace, John has directed the development of over 70 place brands across the UK. He is active in promoting and implementing this best practice approach of creating a shared place story, widening place leadership and creating active collaborators as a key part of place’s recovery and reset in the light of Coronavirus.

John has also been working with places to help them develop their response to the Towns Deal, Future High Streets Fund and Heritage Action Zones. He has led projects for places as diverse as Hampshire, Nottingham, Surrey, Harrogate, Lowestoft, Harlow, Lancaster, Doncaster, Lancashire, Staffordshire, St Helens and all three UK Cities of Culture.

Councillor Philip Broadhead – Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council

Councillor Philip Broadhead is the Deputy Leader of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, with responsibility for Regeneration, Economy and Strategic Planning. He served in a similar role in the preceding Bournemouth Council.

In his time in these roles, he has driven forward some of the largest regeneration projects on the south coast, with even bigger plans for the future with the opportunities of the new, larger council. With a population nearing 500,000 the BCP urban area is one of the fastest growing city regions in the country.

Philip also holds a number of national positions, again with a specialism in regeneration and innovation. He serves on the Local Government Association Board in Westminster, as well as being a Member Peer, serves on the Key Cities SI Group leading on High Streets and City Centres, is the Executive Lead on the Bournemouth Development Company and the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Councillors Association

Lucy Greenwood – Savills

Dr Lucy Greenwood is a Director within the Residential Research Consultancy team at Savills. She joined Savills in 2013 and specialises in UK wide development research.

Lucy spends much of her time working on bespoke strategic, development and investment reports for a wide range of clients. This involves answering a broad range of questions from potential absorption rates on sites and suitable mixes of tenures to buyer profiles and the impact of placemaking. In addition she produces publications and thought pieces on the development sector and regularly presents at a wide range of events.

Before joining Savills she completed a PhD in Geology at the Open University after studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Daniel Raven-Ellison – Topolocus Limited

Dan Raven-Ellison is a Guerrilla Geographer, National Geographic Explorer and founder of the London National Park City. Dan’s work focuses on challenging himself and others to see the world in new ways. He does this by combining creative exploration, geography and communication to tackle social and environmental challenges. Launched in 2019, the National Park City is a major effort to make London greener, healthier and wilder through mass participation and collaboration. It’s an idea that’s catching on with National Park City campaigns in several major cities around the world. Dan is currently working on Slow Ways, an initiative he started to create a network walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities.

He is also a geography educator, children’s author and short film-maker.

Natascha McIntyre Hall – Portsmouth City Council

Natascha is a visionary regeneration specialist with a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost young programme managers.

Driving a multi-billion pound modern sustainable transformation agenda, aimed at making Portsmouth Britain’s premier waterfront technology and innovation city, Natascha is also currently touring high-profile international events as a keynote speaker and panel member, promoting the work her teams are doing and showcasing her ground-breaking approach to regeneration.


Robin Shepherd – Barton Willmore

Robin Shepherd is Partner at Planning & Design consultancy Barton Willmore leading the Practice’s Southampton office.

Drawing on experience from private practice, the public sector and a leading national developer, Robin has a track record in leading complex regeneration schemes, creating and delivering new settlement proposals and enabling community-led development projects. Robin has been working with Regen South in developing and implementing a communications strategy, pulling together the public and private sector to place Central South on the world stage


Lucian Cook – Savills

Lucian Cook is one of the country’s most authoritative housing market commentators, having been a director in Savills much-respected research team since 2007. As an industry figurehead he regularly presents on the UK housing markets and frequently appears on radio and television.

At Savills he leads a team of 36 highly respected researchers. Collectively they cover everything from social housing to the prime markets of central London and development land to residential investment.


Kate Martin – Southampton City Council


Kate has supported the delivery of placeshaping outcomes in local government for over 20 years, most recently at Director level for the City of Wolverhampton Council, the London Borough of Camden and the London Borough of Brent. Prior to this, Kate led public services in the Midlands and the North West of England.

Kate studied Organisational Leadership at Cornell University, USA and Future London Academy and is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Kate is a Fellow of the Institute of Place Management, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, a Member of the Institute of Economic Development and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Member of Association of Directors at ADEPT.

Kate is passionate about placemaking, with an award-winning UK track record of leading economy, business, leisure, development, planning, infrastructure, environment, property and commercial partnerships and neighbourhood services.

Kate has also held a wide-range of Non- Executive Board and advisory roles, for national, regional, commercial and charitable organisations across the UK.


Chas Bradfield – Winchester City Council

Chas’ career has spanned working in the NHS, in consultancy and for local government. At his heart has always been a focus on healthy people and communities. Town centre regeneration has been a passion for a number of years, in particular in Camberley, Basingstoke and Winchester building partnerships with local businesses and leading large scale regeneration schemes.

Currently Chas is responsible for strategic leadership of a number of development projects in Winchester including the new £40m Leisure Centre Development at Bar End, the future of the old leisure centre site at River Park, Sir John Moore Barracks site and the Central Winchester Regeneration scheme.

Also within the directorate portfolio is the council’s asset management function, economy, community, movement & transport, and arts & culture


Debbie Tann – Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Debbie is CEO of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT).

She has a first-class BSc degree in Environmental Science and MSc with distinction in Conservation from University College London. She began he career in the early 1990s as an ecologist specialising in freshwater habitats, ponds and rivers. She has worked in a variety of roles within the Wildlife Trusts, including Head of Conservation and Deputy CEO before becoming Chief Executive at HIWWT in 2008.

Alongside her day job, Debbie has served on a number of Committees, Boards and advisory groups over the past 20 years including 6 years on the South East Committee for the Heritage Lottery Fund where she was the key expert advising on grants for natural heritage, and 3 years on the Board of the Wessex Rivers Trust. In 2010/11, Debbie was seconded into Defra for 11 months to help write the Natural Environment White Paper which put into Government policy the ground-breaking recommendations of the Lawton Report, ‘Making Space for Nature’. Subsequently she served for 2 years as the LNP representative on the Defra Local Delivery Group. Until recently, Debbie was a Director of South West Wildlife Fundraising Ltd and is currently one of the Directors of Arcadian Ecology and Consulting Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary company of HIWWT. She is also currently a Trustee of the Freshwater Habitats Trust and a Board Member of Biffa Award.