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MEETING: Exports, Innovation & Investment – a roadmap for 2020

August 7, 2017

Export, Innovation & Investment – a roadmap for 2020

DATE: Tuesday 19th September 2017

TIME: 10am - 3pm

VENUE: UK Flood Barriers, 9a Wassage Way, Hampton Lovett Industrial Estate, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 0NX


If you're interested in attending the Meeting or becoming a UK Flood Partnership Member, please contact Sarah Marriott at

The UK Flood Partnership was conceived back in 2016 to support the growth of a high quality, UK wide flood defence industry. It provides a unique forum for engagement, representing the first ever attempt to bring together like minded organisations to help tackle the most pertinent issues. As well as key stakeholders from the water sector, members also include key representatives from the UK construction sector.

The initiative continues to go from strength to strength with the recent appointment of David Rooke, former head of the Environment Agency as Chairman, and a host of new members poised to join.

UK Flood Barriers, a founding member of the Partnership, will be hosting a members meeting at its Droitwich offices on Tuesday 19th September.



From 10.00am - Arrival, refreshments, networking

11.00am - Welcome from hosts UK Flood Barriers – Frank Kelly, CEO

11.05am  - Chairman’s welcome – David Rooke, MBE

11:20am  - Affiliation to the UK Water Partnership – Mark Lane, Director of UK Water Partnership

11:35am  - Ambition 2020 – Overview of the UK Flood Partnership’s objectives – Steven Trewhella, Director, Rivelin Bridge

12:05 pm - Alison Baptiste, Director Strategy & Investment, Environment Agency

12:20pm  - Water company perspective – Granville Davies, Manager of Asset Strategy, Yorkshire Water  

12:30 - Break for lunch – Test Tank Demonstration to run in conjunction with lunch

1:30pm - Plenary Q&A - benefits of membership and the future agenda of the UK Flood Partnership - panel discussion led by heads of task groups Frank Kelly, Alexis Smith & Steven Trewhella

2:50pm  - Chairman’s close

3.00pm - Event ends