Metro mayors urged to address skills gap

The North West's incoming metro mayors must address the "skills gap" to ensure the region prospers, according to a commercial property expert.Mike Horner, regional director of Muse Developments, says that getting young people into work should be a priority for the new leaders of Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City ... Read More...

Tourism brings over £420m to Bolton economy

Tourism brought more than £420.4 million to the Bolton economy in 2015, new figures indicate. A report from Bolton Council suggests the Greater Manchester town drew 2.2% more visitors compared to the year before and generated an additional £15m in tourist revenue.Key events including the four-day Food and Drink Festival, which attracted 200,000 ... Read More...

Northern Powerhouse investment is evidence of ‘momentum building’

The government’s £556 million Northern Powerhouse investment is “further evidence of the ongoing building of momentum” behind the concept, according to a North West expert.Prime Minister Theresa May announced the funding boost as part of an Industrial Strategy which was discussed during her first regional cabinet meeting yesterday (23 January).The ... Read More...

Joanne Roney ‘honoured’ by Manchester City Council chief executive nomination

Manchester City Council's incoming chief executive Joanne Roney has declared that she feels "honoured" to have been recommended for the role.The current head of Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council has been selected to succeed Sir Howard Bernstein in the job, subject to confirmation.Roney says: “Manchester is a confident and dynamic city and this in ... Read More...