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Northern Powerhouse – The Biggest Commercial Conversation in a Generation.

We recently sponsored the UK Northern Powerhouse Conference, which took place in Manchester on 21st and 22nd February. The conference was attended by over 2,500 delegates, including overseas delegations from the governments of China and India, 75 exhibitors, almost 100 speakers and over 600 for the Northern Lights Awards Dinner. The conference coincided with the … Continue Reading

Rail Infrastructure for the Northern Powerhouse: On the Right Track?

Rail transport infrastructure is an essential component for the success of the Northern Powerhouse. The government vision for the future of the North’s rail system is clear – improved journey times and train frequencies that connect the main city regions and the North’s largest airport, with better connections to the wider network. Spring 2016 saw … Continue Reading

Paying for Our Progress: How Will the Northern Powerhouse Be Financed and Funded?

We recently partnered with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) to examine one of the most important challenges facing the Northern Powerhouse – financing and funding. The report investigates the differing streams of finance and funding that are potentially available, and looks at the policy and other challenges that exist in the delivery of … Continue Reading

Northern Powerhouse receives £556 million increase in funding

The Northern Powerhouse is to receive a £556 million increase in funding, which will be specifically focussed on enhancing science and business performance in the region. Despite the exact proposals for the distribution of funds being currently unconfirmed, a number of different projects have been unveiled. Specifically, the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Life Sciences Fund … Continue Reading

A Revolution in the North? Industry 4.0

In 2015, the government announced several regional Science and Innovation Audits (SIAs) with the intention of encouraging local associations to analyse areas of regional strengths and realise their potential. A recent SIA – a collaboration between two of the N8 universities, Sheffield City Region and the Lancaster Local Enterprise Partnership – suggests that the Northern … Continue Reading