Royal College of Physicians ‘could attract fellow royal colleges to Liverpool’

The Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) new Liverpool presence could help draw other royal colleges to the city, according to key Knowledge Quarter figures.Leaders and developers behind the £1 billion Paddington Village expansion of the district revealed more about the masterplan during an event yesterday (23 February).Representatives from the city’s ... Read More...

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...