The Northern Powerhouse is now recognised across the world as a great place to invest. Investors from abroad know that the North has some of the world’s best and most talented entrepreneurs and businesses. We work with our network of over 300 partners to share business success stories and news of job creation and growth, highlighting all the North has to offer as a great place to do business. Our Partner Programme is made up of businesses from across the North, from international organisations with a Northern presence to SMEs and from a variety of sectors. We work together to showcase activity, from apprenticeship opportunities to clean growth initiatives, highlighting business success across the Northern Powerhouse.
A regional skills partnership for the Sheffield City Region is aiming to tackle current and future skills shortages in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic The Regional Post-18 Education Partnership has been developed to identify positive and practical actions which can impact the most disadvantaged young people and adults in the region as they enter […]
The UK’s fourth largest supermarket, WM Morrison Supermarkets plc, is in the process of welcoming 150 innovative and eye-catching Tiger trailers to its operations in a move that marks a fresh choice for its fleet and is anticipated to deliver efficiency gains of up to 70%. Morrisons has historically utilised temperature-controlled box van trailers to […]
The award celebrates firms that have really helped and stepped up to make a difference to clients and their businesses. Manchester Based chartered accountants and tax advisors Alexander & Co has been recognised in the work it has undertook this year by being crowned the best tax advisory firm in the UK in the Accountancy […]
Techbuyer, a sustainable IT solutions provider based on Hornbeam Park in Harrogate, has been listed in Buzzacott’s Organic Growth 25 (OG25). They are one of four Yorkshire companies to feature this year. The list recognises the UK’s top 25 businesses in terms of fast and sustainable growth. It also demonstrates that it is possible to […]
Following a testing few months for most businesses, South Yorkshire based Huthwaite International – a world leading global provider of sales, negotiation and communication skills development – has celebrated continued success across the globe through its virtual offering. Since March this year, Huthwaite International has delivered over 2000 SPIN Selling learning journeys including 450 virtual […]
Tech innovators will tackle major education and healthcare challenges at the KCOM Innovation Hothouse, ran by local consultants, nordstar*. A hackathon-style competition devising ground-breaking solutions to some of the UK’s most pressing problems is to take centre stage at Tech Week Humber next month. Described as an ‘Innovation Hothouse’, teams of tech experts will take […]
Liverpool-based manufacturer, Ideal Modular Homes, is pleased to announce it has joined the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner (NPH) programme, reinforcing the company’s commitment to northern investment. The NPH is the government’s vision to boost the impact and contribution of the North to the UK economy. The NPH’s partner programme is an essential part of the […]
North West based digital agency, Ixis, is celebrating 16 years of building and supporting organisations and their digital platforms. Established in 2004, the digital agency specialises in the development, hosting, and support and maintenance of websites on a short and long term basis with a roster of clients in the charity and membership organisation industries. […]
Plans to invest over €12 million in Portugal’s tech market and create 150 jobs BJSS, the British technology and engineering consultancy and Northern Powerhouse partner, has announced its expansion into Portugal. The initial investment in the region will exceed €12 million within 18 months and marks the company’s first international location outside of North America. […]
International energy logistics provider Peterson has joined the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme, a government-led initiative aimed to boost the local economy through investment in skills, innovation, transport and culture. Peterson has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and is a major employer supporting clients with integrated logistics services from key locations across England including West Cumbria, […]
Yorkshire based web and software development company Askew Brook, a Northern Powerhouse partner, have secured the contract to deliver a website and digital marketing services for AVTEL Global. Based in the UK but with offices across India, Japan, Korea, Australia and the United States, AVTEL specialise in electronic security systems for high tech, household name […]
Founders of the York-created mobile phone app, Connected-York, are celebrating their first full year as a business despite the many knock-backs brought about by Covid-19.. The app, which helps businesses communicate and advertise with residents and visitors in real-time with adverts, promotions and exclusive offers, was launched in 2019 after many months of research and […]
Scarborough based RecordCustomer.com has hit lockdown head-on and developed a platform in record-time to help businesses in the hospitality trade, picking up customers all across the UK. The platform helps hospitality sector businesses comply with test and trace responsibilities; the team at parent company Askew Brook put together a prototype in a couple of days […]
Businesses across Yorkshire have been busy rebooting post-lockdown, according to Leeds-based agency and Northern Powerhouse partner, Creative Marketing Services. In the past few months, the company has received a surge of enquiries from organisations anxious to put marketing campaigns in place and get back to full production in the shortest possible time. Months of business on […]
Darwen-headquartered Contract Manufacturing specialists WEC Group have recently announced that they have secured a multi-million pounds contract with Royal Mail. From July 1st 2020, the market leading Engineering & fabrication businesses will start manufacturing all the iconic red letterboxes and associated Royal Mail fabricated metal products which form part of the British heritage. The 900 […]
Drax Group is delivering hundreds of laptops with internet access to schools and colleges local to its operations across Britain, to ensure students can continue with their studies during the Covid-19 crisis. As the pandemic continues to have a major impact on families and communities across the UK, the energy company which owns the UK’s […]
Northern Powerhouse partner and professional services firm KPMG has announced today that Warren Middleton has been appointed to lead the firm’s Manchester office. Warren was previously head of the firm’s Consulting business across the UK regions, working with a number of clients on technology and digital transformation projects. He joined the firm in 1997 and […]
Northern Powerhouse Partner, Moneypenny, launches a new campaign ‘Future of Business’ celebrating and exploring pioneering business innovation as part of its commitment to support improvements in business productivity across the UK. With close to 700,000 new start-ups launching in 2019 in the UK (12% rise in the last 5 years), starting a business has become […]
More than 45 of the North’s most exciting and innovative exporting businesses have made the shortlist of this year’s PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, powered by UMi. The awards attracted over 120 nominations, from Manchester to Middlesbrough and South Shields to Sheffield; and the export turnover from the 48 finalists alone was in excess […]
Educational services charity, NCFE, has announced a new strategic partnership with The Northern Skills Network (NSN). The not-for-profit organisation, which comprises the development and certification of technical qualifications, end-point assessment provision for apprenticeships, and a range of e-learning and assessment solutions, will be working collaboratively with NSN to help increase the productivity, prosperity and social […]
Halifax based international executive talent search firm, Stickfest Group, has become a member of the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. The Northern Powerhouse is designed to drive economic growth in the north via investments in skills, innovation, transport and culture. Ian M. Franklin, Founder/Group CEO said: “We are committed to supporting the development and economic […]
Global law firm Kennedys has announced its partnership with the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. Kennedys is one of a growing number of organisations from across the north of England that is part of the network, which is working towards building a Northern Powerhouse across several main areas including: connectivity and transport; skills, science and […]
NEWCASTLE-headquartered college group NCG has joined the Government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. As England’s largest college group NCG will be part of the network of organisations that aims to build a more prosperous north. The move coincides with the first cohort of students to start a new offshore renewables and sub-sea engineering course – a […]
• New programme aims to match 180 mentors and mentees • 25% of high growth businesses in the UK are founded by women • Businesses of all sectors and sizes are encouraged to join the scheme Northern Powerhouse Partner, Santander UK, has launched its largest ever programme to bolster its support for businesswomen across the […]
Mortgage and protection consultancy firm, Yorkshire Financial Consultancy Limited (YFC), has become the latest partner of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. YFC is currently a member of leading UK distributor of mortgage and non-investment products, PRIMIS Mortgage Network, providing a wide range of mortgage and protection products to customers throughout the Yorkshire region. PRIMIS formed […]
Leading educational awarding organisation, NCFE, has become the latest company to become a member of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. The North East-based charity, which provides of a range of nationally recognised technical qualifications and educational services has joined the Northern Powerhouse as a means of furthering its core purpose, to ‘promote and advance […]
Urban regeneration and property management company announce the first Northern Powerhouse partnership of the new year. Creative Space Management embrace 2020 as the newest members of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse partnership programme. The firm, which specialises in growing the northern economy through public and private sector placemaking and business growth interventions, joins a network of […]
Leading catering and food-service engineering company NWCE Foodservice Equipment, based in Bolton, have become one of the latest companies and one of the first in the catering equipment industry, to join The Northern Powerhouse. The Northern Powerhouse is the Government’s vision for a super connected, globally – competitive northern economy with a flourishing private sector, […]
Chartered Quantity Surveying Practice, Solomons Europe, is pleased to announce that it has become part of the Northern Powerhouse Partner programme. The Solomons Europe team have their roots exclusively in the north of England, providing integrated project and commercial services to major process, power and engineering projects across the UK. With dedicated staff offices located […]
We’re excited to announce that Bargain Hardware have recently become a Northern Powerhouse partner, working alongside a huge network of over 300 businesses, including businesses across the North, celebrating and sharing key successes in five key areas; skills, innovation, trade, investment and culture. We’re committed to driving and delivering the possible combined economic potential of […]
Workington-based testing specialist joins network of more than 300 partners aiming to boost economic growth in the region. Responsive Ltd, parent company for the Workington-based non-destructive testing specialist, has joined the Northern Powerhouse Partnership as part its commitment to growth. This comes at a busy time for the business which has just completed a £300k […]
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 […]
A leading small business lender committed to bolstering growth in the North as part of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme Boost Capital, a leading provider of small business financing, has become a member of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. As one of the few business lenders that provides funding to qualified business owners, under a range of […]
• Liverpool company Clarke Energy helps power plants across Africa move to cleaner forms of energy • International Development Minister opens new engine repair workshop at Clarke Energy and announces extra UK aid to help develop innovative solar products • Visit comes ahead of UK-Africa Investment Summit which will bring together UK and African leaders […]
Membership body, the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) has become the latest member of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. 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 NHC, a not-for-profit membership organisation works with its unique […]
Zeitgeist Communication Ltd. has been confirmed as an official Northern Powerhouse partner. The Keswick-based company offers business, PR and communications strategy consultancy and training. This week also sees the launch of its full-service conference and event management offering, Zeitgeist Event Management.Jutta Devenish, Managing Director of Zeitgeist Communication said: “It is a great privilege to have […]
Technology developer Netsells has become a member of the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme in recognition of their contributions to the north’s growing technology sector. Joining a network of over 300 partners, Netsells has pledged to continue investing in technology research and development, alongside creating and supporting high-wage, high-skills jobs in the region. Specialising in […]
Mathematics charity, MathsWorldUK, has become a member of the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. The appointment is recognition of the contribution that mathematics makes to the economy in all sectors and is recognition that mathematics skills will play a vital role in the development of employment opportunities for people in the region. MathsWorldUK aims to […]
The North East’s largest commercial property and investment company is the latest member to sign up to the Government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner programme. UK Land Estates will be part of the network of organisations that will help promote the strengths and achievements of the North – showcasing why it is a great place to do […]
Business coaching giant, ActionCOACH, has joined the Northern Powerhouse to help boost the profile of the North as a leading location for UK business. ActionCOACH, the world’s largest business coaching firm, currently have 43 ActionCOACH franchise partners in the region and their large sales office in Sheffield.The Head of ActionCOACH’s Strategic Alliances, Ron Maycock said: […]
Her Majesty the Queen’s representative, The Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mrs Jo Ropner, attended a special ceremony in November to present Northern Powerhouse Partner, Incremental Solutions, with their Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Announced in April of this year, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise was awarded to 200 organisations in the UK, with Incremental Solutions being […]
BAM Nuttall is proud to announce a new partnership with UK government's Northern Powerhouse Programme, joining hundreds of businesses, institutions and organisations sharing a passion for supporting growth in the North.
Flexiform is a steel furniture manufacturing company with over 40 years of experience. Our manufacturing facility started off in Leeds. However, with growth, we moved to Bradford, ensuring we keep our northern roots.
Digital technology company Gemini Digital Technologies (GemDT) has secured a significant investment from NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance, a product managed by GC Business Finance and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).
Manchester based accountants Alexander & Co, who specialise in working with entrepreneurial businesses, has today announced that it has become an official member of the Northern Powerhouse Partner programme.
The business has created thousands of homes as well as workspaces for hundreds of companies incubating tens of thousands of jobs across the country over the past 26 years, it has now been invited to join the Government-led network.
Provident Financial today announces that it has joined the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme, underlining the company’s commitment to working with partners to increase economic growth in the North of England.
We are pleased to announce that Chorley based Cutting Edge, are the most recent business to join our Programme of over 300 partners. The programme shares many of the same key principles that have driven Cutting Edge’s success over the last 25 years.
Leading IoT solutions distributor, Alliot Technologies has today announced its membership of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. An initiative established to drive economic growth, the Northern Powerhouse is dedicated to the development of science and innovation, culture, housing and improving the overall quality of life in the North.
The next generation of cyber experts are being nurtured in a unique training course, getting a unique glimpse inside the world of digital security, during a five-day programme designed to encourage young people into the industry.
EvoNorth is back, taking place on 4-5th March 2020. The two-day conference and networking dinner is filled with lively panel discussions, debates and exclusive updates from Northern Powerhouse partners.
We work with our network of over 200 partners and want to showcase their achievements, expertise and activities. Take a look at Sensor City's partner spotlight highlighting the ways they are driving forward the North's economy.
Simply Jobs Boards, a group of niche job sites, has partnered with Bayt.com, the largest job site in the Middle East and North Africa, to enhance the recruitment process for industries including aviation, law and the motor trade.
Business development agency, Blueberry Marketing Solutions, are proud to announce they have become a Northern Powerhouse partner. This will see them strengthen their involvement in promoting the North of England as a global competitor for securing investment, businesses and talent.
Our partner Metalysis, the Yorkshire headquartered, UK technology company hosted a delegation led by MP Richard Harrington – Business and Industry Minister – as it celebrated becoming a Northern Powerhouse Partner.
Multi-award-winning network operator, Vaioni, scoops yet another prestigious award, at this years' Comms Business Awards. Bringing together 100’s of Channel businesses, the Awards celebrate and reward progressive and forward-thinking businesses within the Channel industry.
CGI, one of the largest independent IT and business consulting services firm in the world, has joined the UK government-backed Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme to strengthen its links in the North of England.
Altrincham-based litigation specialist, FS Legal, has become a member of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme. The law firm is one of a growing number of businesses from across the North that is part of the network.
Twelve students from Leeds College of Building visited Wrexham Mineral Cables in North Wales, learn how mineral insulated cable is manufactured. The company was keen to show how and why they believe mineral cable is the ultimate fire protection cable.
Some of the world’s most recognisable brands have signed up to support the government’s plan for the Northern Powerhouse, as new figures show the region’s economy is now greater than that of some European nations.
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