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Kemp: Importance of face-to-face communication cannot be underestimated

The importance to face-to-face communication in business cannot be underestimated according Bruntwood’s chief commercial officer.

Addressing the issue of digital versus physical infrastructure, Phil Kemp made the case for improved capacity on lines to London through HS2 and faster journey times across the North West.

Both the Conservatives and Labour have said ahead of the election they are committed to the controversial £55 billion high-speed railway project which will link London to the West Midlands and the North.

Speaking to Move Commercial, Kemp says: “The importance of face-to-face communication cannot be underestimated and is what helps drive innovation and growth. This requires better transport links.

“We need more capacity on lines to London through HS2 and much faster journeys across the North, making travel easier and giving businesses access to larger labour pools.

“The greatest impact on growth in the North West will be how successfully the infrastructure necessary to support both physical and digital connectivity can be brought in.”

Get more views on the digital versus physical infrastructure debate in our latest Ask the Panel.