Cheshire-based CIRCLE Leadership has become a member of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme. As part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme is a coalition of business that aim to promote economic growth across the region. It achieves this by bringing together a range of businesses and institutions which are intrinsically invested in the success of the north of England and Wales and share the ambitions of Government to develop the region’s cities, towns and rural communities to become a powerhouse for the UK economy.

Mark Bayley-Smyth, Managing Director of CIRCLE Leadership, said:
“I am delighted that CIRCLE Leadership has been approved as a Northern Powerhouse Partner. A key focus for us is to support regional business owners and leaders in improving their performance & productivity through skills development. The government’s industrial strategy and the scale of benefits that could be achieved from delivering a successful Northern Powerhouse are crucial to the success of the North.”

Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, the Rt Hon Jake Berry MP, said:
“I am pleased to welcome CIRCLE Leadership as a member of our growing Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme which brings together a coalition of over 300 private and public sector organisations to proudly champion the strengths of our region.

“Based in Cheshire, which has benefited from over £200 million support from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, CIRCLE Leaderships is committed to enabling businesses to adapt to new technologies and equipping people with the skills they need to thrive in the global digital economy which are at the heart of this Government’s vision for a prosperous Northern Powerhouse.”

The Northern Powerhouse is the Government’s vision for a super-connected, globally-competitive northern economy with a flourishing private sector, a highly-skilled population, and world-renowned civic and business leadership. The Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme is an essential part of creating the Northern Powerhouse. Government is growing a network of partners who all believe strongly in the economic potential of the North, and support the need for a combined effort by government and business to realise that potential. There are businesses and organisations from across the North from a variety of sectors signed up to the partner programme. Prospective partners can email [email protected] for more information about the partner programme and how to apply.