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TVCA - Barclays | Freeports – ‘Levelling Up’ with new investment

Posted on 18 March 2022

TVCA - Barclays | Freeports – ‘Levelling Up’ with new investment

With so much progress made since the Chancellor announced the opportunity for new Freeports in his March 2021 Budget, we are keen to find out more from our panel of speakers as to what’s happening on the ground, when physical infrastructure will emerge and how Freeports can impact on the UK levelling up agenda.

Establishing a business within a Freeport brings a variety of tax and government incentives. Further along there may also be the ability to import, re-work, manufacture and export without customs tariffs.

We're pleased to invite you to our virtual event to bring this conversation to life and outline what Barclays and its partners are doing across the UK.


  • Hosts: James Lean and Mark Moran, Industry Directors, Barclays
  • Gabriel Bernard-Harding, Freeports Policy Lead, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
  • Nolan Gray, Freeport Director, Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • Peter Ward, Commercial Director for the Port of Tilbury, Forth Ports Limited
  • Wayne Butcher, Director, Public Services Advisory, Grant Thornton UK LLP

To find out more information on our speakers click here.

We hope you'll be able to join us for an engaging and insightful session.