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Strenghtening our economy: Northern Powerhouse

Published 9 September 2015

What is the Northern Powerhouse in a nutshell?

Northern Powerhouse is Chancellor George Osborne initiative to redress the North-South economic imbalance, and to attract investment into northern cities and towns. Improving the transport links are a major focus of the initiative together with devolution, education, local government, development and business.

DAC Beachcroft's involvement

With 3 offices, over 400 legal advisers and 50 partners in the North we have one of the strongest legal networks in the region and are well placed to have a voice in the debate.

Leeds Regional Senior Partner, Virginia Clegg, commented:

"A healthy national economy is one that embraces the whole country and I am proud that our business is playing it's part in encouraging growth in the region not just via the North Powerhouse agenda but also in the advice we deliver to a wide range of international, national and regional companies in the North."

Our involvement over the next three months will include:

Sponsorship of the Met Club: Transport for the North event – 02 September

The panel of speakers at the session included Stuart Andrew MP, Transport Under Secretary, Mark Carne, Chief Executive of Network Rail, Duncan Sutherland, Non-Executive Director of HS2, and James Cooper, Associated British Ports Chief Executive. During the session the panel discussed the key messages from the Government as it takes steps to support the initiative through devolution of public spending and targeted investment.

Sponsorship of the Northern Powerhouse Breakfast - 16 October

With key guest, Northern Powerhouse minister James Wharton and an expert panel of regional business leaders, this event will give people the chance to debate the opportunities and challenges around the issue.


David Weatherburn talks about the Northern Powerhouse in our latest video.

Working with Centre for Cities

We have sponsored this research, from this leading think tank showing demographic shifts in our large cities. Launch events will take place in Bristol, London and Manchester.

See the Centre for Cities Northern Power house fact sheet.

See our latest report with Centre for Cities - Urban demographics: where people live and work


David Weatherburn

David Weatherburn


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