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Funding waste infrastructure projects is one of the biggest challenges facing local authorities. With increasing delays to PFI projects coupled with the challenges of raising capital during the credit crunch, local authorities risk failing to have new infrastructure in place to meet landfill diversion targets.

United Utilities and Addleshaw Goddards bring together key note speakers from the public and private sector to address and explore the funding issues arising from the current economic and financial environment. Giving the perspective from a legal, financial and political viewpoint the speakers will be offering their advice during a panel discussion.

 

Who Should Attend:

The workshop is aimed at individuals who procure and bid on municipal waste projects, and those who advise and consult on behalf of local authorities and companies. Who want to explore further and understand the challenges and the longer term affects of funding for waste infrastructure.


 About your Workshop Leaders:

 

 

Richard Guit, Partner, Infrastructure Projects and Energy, Addleshaw Goddard

Richard's experience spans the waste, health, education, law & order, highways maintenance and street lighting sectors advising sponsors and lenders.   He recently acted as lead partner for the banks on the Greater Manchester Waste PFI project which closed in April 2009 and is advising on a number of other waste projects.

 

Nigel Proctor, Partner, Infrastructure Projects and Energy, Addleshaw Goddard

Nigel specialises in infrastructure projects and has led multi-disciplinary teams in a wide range of such projects including utilities, waste, energy and accommodation schemes acting for the public and private sector. As well as PFI and PPP infrastructure projects, Nigel has advised extensively on the outsourcing of programmes for the construction and maintenance of capital assets and of bespoke frameworks and alliancing arrangements. He is also a Chartered Civil Engineer.

Nigel is currently acting as lead partner on over 10 waste PFI deals including acting for the banks on Greater Manchester Waste PFI and the sponsors on Lancashire Waste.

 

 

Chris Lloyd, Business Development Manager, United Utilities

As a Business Developement Manager for United Utilities, Chris is currently involved in the Business Development and client facing activitieson a number of Waste PFI projects across the UK. His experience spans across a number of sectors including Utilities, Energy, BPO, IT and Communications services.

 

 

Andrew Hartley, Head of Infrastructure - Project Finance Department, Bank of Ireland

Andrew Hartley is Head of Infrastructure in Bank of Ireland's Project Finance Department.  Bank of Ireland now has a portfolio of Infrastructure transactions totalling over Euro 2 billion, spread across a number of sectors and countries, and is a major lender in PFI/PPP. In the waste sector, Bank of Ireland is the leading arranger of funding, and has completed £155 million funding for Lakeside Waste to Energy near Slough, £350 million for Lancashire Waste PFI, £65 million for Cambridge Waste, £470 million for Riverside E-f-W and £582 million for Greater Manchester Waste PF as well as supporting a number of bids in the waste sectors in UK and Ireland.

 

Dr. Robert McIlveen, Research Fellow - Environment and Energy Unit, Policy Exchange

Robert McIlveen is a Research Fellow in the Environment and Energy Unit. He completed his PhD in Political Science at the University of Sheffield in 2008. This followed a MA in Research Methods at Sheffield and a BA in History and Politics from the University of Warwick. He has interests in game theory, statistics and rational choice.

 

Peter Luke, Bid Director, United Utilities

Peter Luke has 15 years experience in operations and business development in Utilities. Currently Bid director for waste management at United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed water company based in Northwest England, Peter leads United Utilities’ waste business development and technical teams. Peters’ focus is on current PFI bids including their recent success as preferred bidder for Derbyshire.

 

About United Utilities:
 

Around the clock United Utilities provides essential services to over 20 million people worldwide. As a FTSE 100 company we are the UK’s largest and most experienced utility outsourcing business. With an established reputation for delivering reliable, efficient utility and infrastructure solutions, we own, operate and maintain utility assets and networks including waster, wastewater, gas and electricity. Utilising this expertise we are delivering solutions on behalf of other organisations - as our contracts with Welsh Water, Scottish Water, Southern Water, Northern Gas Networks and Electricity North West demonstrate.

Through strategic partnerships we provide local authorities with tailored, sustainable and cost effective solutions to deal with their waste. Helping to achieve LATS targets, we offer a wide range of proven technologies to match affordability and commercial expectations.

 

About Addleshaw Goddard:


Addleshaw Goddard is a top-twenty law firm based in the U.K. with significant international reach through it's 'best friends' network. Our clients include FTSE 350, public sector bodies, financial institutions, successful businesses and private individuals. We specialise in construction, PFI and projects, banking and finance, commercial litigation, competition, corporate finance, corporate restructuring and insolvency, defamation, employment, IP, IT & outsourcing, pensions, private client, private equity, real estate, sport and tax.

 

Workshop programme

13:00 Registration & Coffee

13:30 Introduction to workshop

13:40 The Legal View

14:00 The Centre Right View

14:20 The Bank’s View

14:45 Conclusions and panel Q&A

15:30 Close of workshop

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