04 November 2019

D2N2 Announces Final Speakers for Annual Conference

The Leader of Derbyshire County Council, Barry Lewis and The Framework MD Stephan Hayward will speak at the D2N2 Annual Conference on November 13 at Pride Park Stadium it has been announced.

Councillor Barry Lewis became the Leader of Derbyshire County Council in May 2017, having served on the county council since 2009. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Barry is the county council’s Cabinet Member for Strategic Leadership, Culture and Tourism.

Barry is a local businessman as a Director of Amber Valley Wines, a Derbyshire vineyard, and the owner of Derwent Mills Cottages, a holiday letting business. He is also the part-time Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Vineyards Association, a high-profile national body dedicated to the growing and production of wines.

Stephan Hayward has been Managing Director of The Framework, a digital design agency, for the past 5 years, and overseen a tremendous amount of growth in the company during that time. Stephen has held senior management positions at a number of leading agencies and has worked with brands such as Speedo, Boots, and the BBC.

Barry and Stephan join Karen Smart, Managing Director of East Midlands Airport, and Emma Rigler of Laing O'Rourke as speakers at the conference.

D2N2 Annual Conference

The D2N2 Annual Conference, being held on the 13th of November at Pride Park Stadium, will showcase the organisation's vision to improve the productivity, appeal, and prosperity for D2N2 businesses and communities a reality.

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a range of speakers from across the region before a networking session. 

Tickets are still available.

 Media wanting more information about the D2N2 LEP can contact Luke Stott, D2N2 Digital Marketing Officer, on 0115 9578749 or email: