Northern Powerhouse

Acas and the people's powerhouse

18.02.19: Ahead of her speaking slot at this year’s EvoNorth, Acas chief executive Susan Clews assesses the current climate of workplaces and what matters most to workers, and argues that job quality and business performance go hand-in-hand. Are work...

Creating powerful partnerships across the North

18.02.19: Colin Bell, business growth director at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), talks about why partnership across the North is key to achieving economic growth. Partnership is central to the work we do at the North East LEP – it...

‘Novel’ One Yorkshire devolution deal rejected by government

13.02.19: Proposals for a One Yorkshire devolution deal handing powers and funding to the region has been rejected by the government. The One Yorkshire proposals were submitted to the government last year with the backing of 18 out of the 20 region’s...

Blog: Virgin Media Business support EvoNorth

13.02.19: "We are delighted to be a Strategic Partner to EvoNorth 2019. We’re looking forward to joining leaders from across the north to hear their vision for shaping the region and how we can help to make this a reality" EvoNorth welcome strategic...

Blog: Jacksons Fencing at EvoNorth 27-28 Feb 2019

11.02.19: Jacksons Fencing are proudly sponsoring and exhibiting at Evo North, a conference bringing together leaders from across the North of England responsible for shaping, building and delivering a Northern Powerhouse, later this month on the 27th and 2...

Blog: Dr Hakim Yadi OBE, CEO of the Northern Health Science Alliance

11.02.19: We caught up with Dr Hakim Yadi, CEO of the Northern Health Science Alliance, to find out why he is attending EvoNorth 27-28 Feb...

Leeds council proposes £85m investment in 10,000 new homes for the city centre

07.02.19: A proposed £85m investment in bringing 10,000 new homes to Leeds city centre is set to be discussed by councillors. Leeds City Council intends to submit a bid for the government’s housing infrastructure fund (HIF) for £85m in or...

Sefton Council CEO to retire after over 40 years in local government

01.02.19: The chief executive of Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) has announced she will retire after 10 years in the role. Margaret Carney, who is set to retire on 31 May, said the decision had been the most difficult decision in her career &nda...

Masterplan for £70bn transport overhaul in the north unveiled

31.01.19: A £70bn masterplan to overhaul transport infrastructure in the north has been unveiled and will cut journey times between major northern cities in half, potentially bringing £100bn to the northern economy and hundreds of thousands of j...

Northumberland proposes £25m in cuts and council tax hike, but promises over half a billion in capital investment

30.01.19: Proposals for £25m worth of cuts, higher taxes, and £589m in capital spending have been put forward by Northumberland County Council in its detailed budget for 2019-20 and its medium-term financial plan for the next three years. The c...

Liverpool mayor calls for council funding review as report reveals austerity cuts are ‘singling-out’ northern cities

28.01.19: Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson has called for an urgent local government funding review after a new report revealed that austerity cuts have “hit hardest” in councils and communities in the north. Centre for Cities’ annual report...

Tees Valley votes in favour of mayor Houchen’s airport purchase as £588m investment plan approved

24.01.19: The five local authority leaders in Tees Valley and mayor Ben Houchen have officially approved a £588m investment plan for the region, giving the go-ahead for Houchen’s bid to bring its local airport back into public ownership. Houche...

Blog: How EvoNorth can help you win new business

23.01.19: It's a chance to become a key Northern Powerhouse supplier Showcase and elevate your brand through one of our partnership options: ranging from taking to the stage and speaking from the main plenary, to hosting your own thought leadership masterc...

All five Tees Valley councils to support mayor Houchen’s airport takeover plan despite being combined authority’s ‘single biggest risk’

22.01.19: All five Tees Valley councils have confirmed they are backing mayor Ben Houchen’s £40m plan to buy Durham Tees Valley Airport and bring it back under public ownership. The controversial deal to buy the airport using funds devolved to...

Blog: 5 minutes with Dr Tracy Vell MBE, Associate Lead for Primary and Community Care, Greater Manchester, Health and Social Care Partnership.

17.01.19: Ahead of next month’s EvoNorth event we caught up with Dr Tracy Vell MBE, Associate Lead for Primary and Community Care, Greater Manchester, Health and Social Care Partnership. Dr Tracy Vell MBE shares her thoughts on the Northern Power...

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