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North Yorkshire Property and Construction Lunch – A new Autumn date coming soon

June 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

£45.00 – £75.00

Due to current COVID-19 Government guidelines, this event will be moved until Autumn. A new date will be released soon.  


David Bowe 

Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services for North Yorkshire County Council 


Since 2010 with responsibility for Highways and Transportation, Integrated Passenger Transport, Waste and Countryside Services, Trading Standards and Planning Services, Economic Development and Growth.

As with many local authorities seeking to boost revenue income to underpin core services North Yorkshire County Council has established a number of commercial ventures under the group banner of the Brierley Group. As part of that commercial venture David is also Chairman of Brierley Homes, Non-Executive Director of Align Property Partners and NonExecutive Director of Yorwaste. Following the creation of Transport for the North, David represents North Yorkshire on the Transport for the North Executive Board.

At a local level David is chair of the Directors of Development group for the York North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP area and is focussed on stimulating housing and business growth in the area through appropriate planning and infrastructure development.

David has lived and worked in North Yorkshire for over 25 years.


Matt O’Neill

Assistant Director for Growth, Planning and Trading Standards

NYCC Economic Plan for Growth 2020- 2023 

Over the past 14 years Matt has worked in place making, across a variety of disciplines planning, development, finance, regeneration and economic growth.  This has been within different parts of the UK: Cheshire, County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire.  Working with all political leaderships from rainbow coalitions to strong Leader and Cabinet models in rural, coastal and urban environments covering Districts, Boroughs, Unitary and currently a County Council.  This has been during a period of significant change in the economy and for local Government with experience gained in rural district Councils, leading to senior management roles in unitary authorities on the coast and the fourth largest unitary authority in the North.

Matt joined North Yorkshire County Council as Assistant Director Growth, Planning & Trading Standards in Autumn 2016.  His remit covers a broad series of services from Minerals & Waste Planning to complex regulatory functions within Trading Standards- animal welfare, business and consumer services, financial investigations and the national E:Crime laboratory.  The Growth remit covers England’s largest County including economic policy, infrastructure planning, heritage and management of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Matt is also Board Director of Brierley Homes Ltd, a SME developer building homes across North Yorkshire.

At an education level Matt has an under graduate degree in leisure management, MBA with Distinction and is professionally qualified as a chartered surveyor.



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