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15.01.20

Housing Consortium becomes Northern Powerhouse partner

The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC), a membership body representing around 90% of housing providers across the North of England, has today (Jan 15) become the latest member of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme.

The Northern Powerhouse is a government vision for a connected and thriving North, able to compete and contribute to the global economy.

Transport, skills and world-renowned civic and business leadership are some of the main focuses for Minister of the Norther Powerhouse Rt Hon Jake Berry, to level up the North of England.

The NHC works with its unique membership of 145 local authorities, ALMOs and housing associations to achieve housing policy that works for the North.

Chief executive, Tracy Harrison said:

“We are proud to become a member of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme.  We share an ambition to invest in the supply and quality of the North’s housing offer, supporting our members to create great places to live and enabling the North to become a magnet for new business and talented people.

“This exciting new collaboration will help us to ensure housing plays an important role in the Northern Powerhouse agenda.”

The Partner Programme is helping government to grow a strong network of partners with a common agenda; unlocking the potential of the North and uniting government and business to achieve it.

Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, the Rt Hon Jake Berry MP, said:

“I am excited to welcome the Northern Housing Consortium as a member of our ever-expanding network of over 300 Northern Powerhouse Partner organisations.

“The Consortium’s commitment to creating housing policy for the North by the North with an improved quality of life at its heart builds on our £3.4bn of Local Growth Fund investment to spur regeneration and build new infrastructure throughout the Northern Powerhouse.”

Photo: NHC / Tracy Harrison, Chief Executive, Northern Housing Consortium and Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, the Rt Hon Jake Berry MP.

 

On the 4th and 5th of March in Manchester, the EvoNorth conference is uniting hundreds of chief executives, directors and senior managers from across the Northern Powerhouse responsible for the delivery of transformational public services to the millions of citizens located in the North.

Over the two days delegates get to collaborate and share best practice through a series of seminars, panel discussions, workshops and innovation hubs focusing on improved outcomes and transformational public services and get to hear from an eclectic mix of speakers and panellists including Sir Merrick Cockell from Localis and the UK Municipal Bonds Agency; Cllr James Jamieson of the LGA; Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North; Roger Marsh, Chair of NP11 and many more... 

 Click here to secure your subsidised tickets to this CPD accredited event for only £89.95 each and save over £200.

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