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The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH has become the first Patron of the Institute of Economic Development (IED). On accepting the invitation Lord Heseltine said, “I was pleased to receive the invitation to become the first Patron of IED and I am happy to accept it.  I look forward to offering whatever support I am able to IED’s Chair, the Board and its Executive Director in the important work in which the Institute is engaged.”

The Institute of Economic Development (IED) is the UK’s leading independent professional body representing economic development and regeneration practitioners.

Established over 30 years ago, the IED's key objective is to represent the interests of economic development practitioners and ensure their views are widely expressed and noted. 

The IED is committed to demonstrating the value of economic development work for local and regional communities; the pursuit of best practice in economic development and the attainment of the highest standards of professional conduct and competence.

We are a not for profit company run by a Board of elected Directors. For more information about the Institute please phone 01925 730 484 or email 

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Institute of Economic Development
Unit 2, Chapel House Barn
Pilmoss Lane
Lower Whitely


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Unit 2, Chapel House Barn, Pilmoss Lane, Lower Whitley, Cheshire WA4 4DW

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