Northern Powerhouse

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The Northern Powerhouse is the Chancellor, George Osborne's, grand plan to redress the UK's economic imbalance through greater investment, interconnectivity and autonomy for the North's big cities.

But what's really being done? And how committed is the government to this master plan for Northern economic regeneration? These are the questions on everyone's lips in the North at the moment.

So if you're looking for all the latest Northern Powerhouse developments in the North East, North West and Yorkshire, look no further.

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New businesses are booming across Yorkshire’s ‘fertile environment’

Over the last 12 months, the new number of companies registered in Yorkshire has significantly rose, according to new figures recently published. During 2016, 37,707 new businesses were registered across the…

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Latest Northern Powerhouse Articles

Michael Jayson, Crowe Clark Whitehill
Crowe welcomes £400m NPIF with caveats

Andy Skinner

SMEs in the north west have been warned to beware that what the government gives with one hand, the taxman does not take away with the other. Michael Jayson, managing partner…

Komatsu will work across 112 Ugandan regions
Komatsu wins construction contract with Ugandan government

Jamie Hardesty

Excavator manufacturer Komatsu, which boasts a large factory facility in Birtley, has landed a major contract with the Ugandan government. Receiving an order for 401 units of construction equipment, such as…

Dr Singh (left) with broadcaster John Humphrys
India offers Northern Powerhouse firms access to ‘massive’ opportunities

Richard Bell

The boss of the biggest business organisation in India is calling on the North to take advantage of emerging opportunities across the subcontinent. Dr A Didar Singh, the secretary general of…

Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy.
Northern Powerhouse Minister: ‘Government determined to address’ challenges facing the North

Nick Hill

Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy is calling on businesses in the North to tackle the “massive” challenges facing the region. The MP for Brigg and Goole spoke of the issues facing…

Manchester Victoria Station
East-West transport investment key to unlocking Northern growth, says airport boss

Richard Bell

Strengthening transport links is key to unlocking growth in the North, according to Manchester Airports Group’s corporate affairs director. Speaking at the UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference and Exhibition, Tim Hawkins…

Keith Morgan, CEO at British Business Bank.
£400m fund launched for Northern Powerhouse businesses

Nick Hill

The British Business Bank has today (February 22nd) launched its £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). The fund is aimed at boosting the North of England’s economy and helping the region’s…

(L to R):  Cllr Ged Bell, Bill Midgley (Leazes Homes), Richard Bass (Keepmoat) and Simon Williams (K
Keepmoat begins work on £15m Newcastle housing development

Jamie Hardesty

Housebuilder Keepmoat has begun work on a new development in West Denton which will introduce 95 new homes to the area. Working in partnership with Newcastle City Council and Leazes Homes…

Sandy Lindsey MBE
North West businesses launch education and skills charter

Sandy Lindsay MBE

Leading business organisations – the North West Business Leadership Team, the Institute of Directors and the CBI – have come together to agree what good looks like in the world…

Yorkshire Bank - Warwick House - Coton Road, Nuneaton
‘Army’ of Northern Powerhouse SMEs central to region’s economic growth, according to banking chairman

Nick Hill

The North’s ‘army’ of SMEs and startups need to mobilise for the region’s economic potential to be fully realized, the Northern Powerhouse International Conference and Exhibition was told today. During a…

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From Inspirational Achiever to Boss of the Year


International online awards, SuperAchievers, opens for nominations this week, seeking to showcase the success of those who strive to achieve, whilst having a positive impact on their colleagues, families and…

L-R: Keith Griffiths (UK Northern Powerhouse Conference) with Lord Kerslake and Martin Venning (UK N
Devolution vital to North’s economic success, says former civil service head

Richard Bell

Devolution and "great leadership" are vital to the future economic success of the North, according to the former head of the civil service. Delivering a keynote speech at the UK Northern…