Northern Powerhouse Conference: North West airports ‘need improvement before Heathrow expansion’

Airports in the North West must improved before the region can benefit from the proposed Heathrow expansion, according to a senior figure in the aviation industry. Tim Hawkins, corporate affairs director at Manchester Airports Group, believes better air connectivity for Manchester is essential to reap the rewards of a third runway ... Read More...

Northern Powerhouse Conference: Businesses urged to explore flexible employment

North West businesses could improve their diversity and productivity by adopting flexible employment practises, according to the chief executive of Liverpool Knowledge Quarter. Speaking at the UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference and Exhibition, Colin Sinclair urged employers to explore the possibility of introducing measures such as shorter working days. He said: “If you ... Read More...

Business leaders back Northern Powerhouse recommendations

North West business leaders have welcomed recommendations outlined in the first official Northern Powerhouse Partnership report. The plan highlights improvements to skills training, infrastructure and broadband provision as key areas the region must address to fulfil its economic potential. The partnership, chaired by former chancellor George Osborne, concludes that the North stands to ... Read More...

Construction expectations on the up following post-vote dip

Expectations across the construction sector in the North West have regained ground lost after the EU vote according to the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) construction market survey. Over 50% of the region’s chartered surveyors anticipate workloads will increase over the next 12 months. Alongside this, employment expectations reportedly improved ... Read More...

North west commercial business events: February – April 2017

North west commercial business events: February - April 2017 Best for Recruiters 14 February Digital Skills Festival 2017 - Conference Manchester Town Hall, Manchester > Visit website Kicking off an annual four-day festival, the biggest skills conference in the North examines how the industry engages with education and what businesses need to do to recruit and ... Read More...