Northern Powerhouse Conference: manufacturing needs to deal with ‘Brexit uncertainty’

The North’s manufacturing industry must learn to deal with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, according to the commercial director of British Steel. Peter Hogg said leaving the EU means opportunities for the sector but admits it also creates a number of complexities which must be addressed. Hogg, who was speaking during a panel ... Read More...

Northern Powerhouse Conference: Percy calls for greater emphasis on culture in powerhouse

Greater emphasis must be placed on culture in the Northern Powerhouse, according to Andrew Percy. The Minister for the Northern Powerhouse told delegates at the UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference & Exhibition in Manchester that culture is “hugely important” to the success of the concept. Referencing his hometown of Hull, which is ... 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...

Leaders stress importance of the North as UK Northern Powerhouse event begins

Regional leaders are calling for the Northern Powerhouse to be a central focus as the government shapes trade deals following Brexit. Liverpool City Council chief Ged Fitzgerald and Northern Gateway Development Zone chair Jackie Sadek are among those highlighting the North’s importance to the nation’s economy as the UK Northern Powerhouse conference ... 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...

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...

Colliers joins government’s Northern Powerhouse partnership programme

Commercial agent Colliers International has signed up to the government’s Northern Powerhouse partnership programme. The firm joins a growing network of fellow companies including Manchester Airports Group, Peel Group, Siemens and Deloitte to help champion the strategy and back business growth throughout the region. On becoming the latest to join the programme of ... Read More...