Leicester is open for business was the key message for investors and developers at MIPIM, the world’s largest property expo which took place last week – with businesses from across the city reporting a successful week.

Driven by private sector partners, alongside Leicester City Council, Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), Leicestershire County Council, Team Leicester headed to Cannes to showcase what the area had to offer to national and international investors.

In particular, Team Leicester highlighted opportunities including a new development site for automotive manufacturing at MIRA Technology Park Enterprise Zone, and a major housing-led mixed-use sustainable urban extension of up to 3,000 low/zero carbon homes at Ashton Green.

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Chair of Team Leicestershire
Team Leicester - MIPIM 2018 Fireworks

Managing partner at Freeths in Leicester, Mukesh Patel also enjoyed a successful MIPIM. He said:

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Mukesh PatelManaging Partner, Freeths

Leicester and Leicestershire will be part of the Midlands UK Pavilion at the global property expo, promoting its place at the heart of the UK economy. The Pavilion brings the region together, putting the spotlight on the Midlands and showcasing what it has to offer investors and developers.

“This will be the third year running that BSD has supported Team Leicester. We’re looking forward to what promises to be another successful visit to MIPIM for BSD and showcasing what is great about our city.”

Alexandra KowalczukConsultant, BSD