Sven Spollen-Behrens

Sven Spollen-Behrens

Sven Spollen-Behrens

CEO, Sandyford Business District

Having worked on urban regeneration projects in Dún Laoghaire town, Sligo and Sandyford, Sven has in depth and first-hand knowledge of how local authorities, landowners, retailers & other local businesses, investors, residents and other stakeholders need to work together in order to achieve a substantial uplift in the local economy and create jobs and vitality. Sven has a Masters Degree in Economics and was CEO of trade associations in Berlin & Brussels and is co-founder of Towns Matter, a consultancy specialised in urban renewal and town centre revival. Over the last three years he managed the application process and campaign that led to the successful implementation of the Business Improvement District (BID) in Dún Laoghaire.  He was also involved in the setting up of Sligo BID and is the CEO of the Sandyford BID Company.