Accountancy firm RSM backs Northern Powerhouse ‘vision for the future’
Accountancy group RSM has become the latest firm to back the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme.
As a partner of the initiative, the London-headquartered company will work to improve collaboration, infrastructure and investment in the North of England.
The programme brings businesses together in support of the Government’s wider Northern Powerhouse strategy, which aims to reduce key barriers to productivity through investment in transport, businesses and communities.
RSM currently provides its audit, tax and consulting services from 10 offices in the North, including sites across Yorkshire and the Humber, North East and North West.
RSM UK chief exec David Gwilliam said: “As leading advisers to successful, middle market businesses across the North of England, we know that the region retains and generates exceptional talent, innovative entrepreneurs and a wealth of successful companies looking to grow.
“However, we are also all too aware of the lack of connectivity between key hubs across the North.”
He continued: “That is why we are supporting the Northern Powerhouse agenda. It offers a vision for the future in which strong local government and intelligent infrastructure investment combine to create an environment that allows business and enterprise across the North to thrive.”
Speaking further, Mr Gwilliam said that to succeed, the Northern Powerhouse agenda requires “real collaboration between newly devolved administrations and local and central government, as well as private businesses, investors, academia and civil society”.
Jake Berry MP commented: “I am delighted to welcome RSM to our rapidly growing partners programme and I look forward to working together to promote the work they do in supporting businesses across the Northern Powerhouse to grow and flourish.”