Building Good Local Economies

Meyrick Room, Bournemouth International Conference Centre

Join our ‘Question Time’ audience for a live debate chaired by Neil McInroy, CEO, CLES, with senior national and local politicians on:

  • Post-Brexit, what support can we provide to local businesses and social enterprises?
  • How can leading-edge public procurement support local suppliers?


  • Simon Bowkett, CEO Exeter CVS
  • Baroness Barbara Janke
  • Baroness Susan Kramer
  • Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson CBE, Leader of Portsmouth Liberal Democrats

Lunch will be available.

This series of party conference events is organised by CLES – the Centre for Local Economic Strategies – in partnership with the Friends Provident Foundation and Barrow Cadbury Trust.