Investing in the Venice of the North - How Selecting the Right Property is the Key to Success

By BCBF19 (other events)

Thursday, May 23 2019 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Finding the right premises for your business can be stressful, but get this wrong and your business could be doomed to failure before it gets going. The good news is our region has a mix of commercial, mixed-use, industrial and canal heritage like nowhere else in the world. And more and more businesses are investing in these unique properties and the areas around them.  There has never been a better time to invest in commercial and mixed-use property in the Black Country. We’ll share our insight into why investments and projects in the Black Country are so successful and offer helpful tips on sourcing the right property and getting the deal over the line - simply and quickly.

Practical, sensible property advice from legal experts who know this area like the back of their hand.

The event is aimed at Property Investors/All Businesses that trade from their own property, lease property or are looking to buy their own premises, or want to expand into other locations.

Attendees will gain an insight into the investment going into our canal heritage, the opportunities available. Practical advice in terms of structuring any acquisitions of premises and things to look out for to make sure your transaction runs smoothly from sourcing a site survey, the current condition of the site, ensuring you can use the site for your intended purpose and through the legal process.


10:00 – 10:30am: Arrive and networking

10:30 – 11:00am: Presentation from Canal and River Trust

11:00 – 11:20am: Presentation from Talbots Law

11:20 - 11: 45am: Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:15pm: Presentation from Towler Shaw Roberts

12:15 – 12:40pm: Presentation from Talbots Law

12:40 – 01:00pm: Questions/Networking


Cheryl Blount-Powell – Canal and River Trust, National Property Development Manager

Chris Hedley – Towler Shaw Roberts LLP, Head of Building Consultancy

Claire Cooper – Talbots, Senior Associate and Commercial Property Solicitor

Jagdip Bains - Talbots, Director and Head of Dispute Resolution


Talbots looks after: You; Your Family and Your Business.

Talbots is an award-winning, innovative, independent law firm proudly rooted in the Black Country, Staffordshire and North Worcestershire.

With six offices and over 200 skilled professionals, the firm works on a mix of private and business & corporate clients across the West Midlands and nationally.

Business expertise includes: company commercial; corporate finance; commercial property; commercial dispute & litigation and employment.  Individual and family expertise includes: residential property; estate planning; wills; trusts & estates; disputed wills/probate; divorce; arrangements for children; domestic violence; personal injury and medical negligence.

Mailing Address

Creative Industries Centre, University of Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaishier Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9TG