TEP Talks

TEP Talks

During 2022, and in celebration of our 25th year TEP hosted a series of podcasts; our very own ‘TEP Talks’. Guest speakers and members of staff have been invited to talk about current projects and initiatives, giving insights from the world of planning, design, the environment, and indeed TEP!

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Episode 1

TEP: A 25 Year History
With Francis Hesketh & Katie Shilcock (TEP)

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, it has prompted us to reflect on all the fantastic projects we have worked on and the great many things we have achieved over the years.  Guest speakers are TEP Directors Francis Hesketh & Katie Shilcock.

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Episode 2

Eden Project North: Reimagining Morecambe’s Seaside
With Charlotte Hayden (TEP)

The latest Eden Project to receive planning approval is in Morecambe, Lancashire. The £125 million regenerative project is estimated to attract over a million visitors a year to the region, generating over 400 jobs and bringing an estimated visitor spend of £200 million per year. Our guest speaker for this episode, TEP’s Charlotte Hayden, has over 15 years’ experience working as a Landscape Architect and helped prepare the landscape proposals for Eden Project North.

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Episode 3

PLACED Academy: Empowering A New Generation
With Tim Johns

PLACED Academy in Liverpool is a free-to-access education programme delivered by PLACED, a social enterprise working with 14-18 year olds across the northwest of England. The programme provides an introduction into a career in the built environment and is designed to encourage creativity, increase self-esteem and develop a broad range of interpersonal skills. Guest speaker Tim Johns is a Landscape & Urban Designer, Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute and volunteer ambassador for PLACED.

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Episode 4

Investing In Nature: Cashing In Our Natural Capital
With Krista Patrick (Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group)

Natural Capital refers to the store of natural assets in a place, such as air, water, soil or woodland. These natural assets provide a flow of Ecosystem Services that we rely on for many social, environmental and economic benefits. Our guest speaker for this episode is Natural Capital Co-ordinator, Krista Patrick. Krista has over 20-years’ experience working as an environmental planner in the public, private and community sectors and joined the Greater Manchester Combined Authority as Natural Capital Coordinator in 2016.

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