Date: 06/09/2019

Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm

Venue: Exeter Racecourse 



In the context of the UNESCO North Devon Biosphere, the regional LEP’s Local Industrial Strategies and SWBC’s national Government policy and corporate engagements, we will take a deep dive into the need for, and implications of, inclusive and green growth and the infrastructure challenges of a decarbonised economy for the region.



Optional Coffee and Networking (9.30 – 10.00)

  • 10:00 Welcome; Tim Jones, Chair SWBC
  • 10:15 – 10:20 Decarbonising the Region; Dr Robin Daniels, CEO SWBC
  • 10:20 – 10:40 Self Driving Vehicles, a national perspective; Dr Daniel Ruiz, CEO, Zenzic | Presentation
  • 10:40 – 11:00 The EV infrastructure challenge; Laura Rainey, Senior Project Manager, National Grid | Presentation
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Reducing our footprint through behaviour; David Nicholls, Head of Growth, Lightfoot | Presentation

11:20 – 11:40 Coffee break

  • 11:40 – 12.00 Transforming the UK energy sector; Lawrence Slade, CEO UK Energy | Presentation
  • 12:00 – 12:20 Green heat, energy and gas; Ray Arrell, Senior Project Manager, Regen | Presentation
  • 12:20 – 12:40 Investing in green railways; Andrew Ardley, Regional Development Manager, South Western Railway | Presentation
  • 12:40- 13:00 Delivering our carbon free future; Dr Kim Yates, Project Principal, Mott MacDonald | Presentation

13:00 Lunch


A message from David Nicholls, Head of Growth, Lightfoot:

Thank you for such a warm reception to our Breathe Exeter initiative – if you are interested in experiencing Lightfoot and saving the planet and your wallet – here’s what you should do.

1. Lightfoot for Yourself

For anyone interested in having Lightfoot for personal use, please follow this link and use code SWBC139 to get a discount.

2. Lightfoot for Fleets

For anyone who is interested in having Lightfoot for business use, please get in touch with David Nicholls, Head of Growth on who will be able to offer some more info on how Lightfoot may be able to help you and your business.

Together we can make change happen!