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The Northern Powerhouse Set For Scrutiny at The North West Economic Growth Summit

The Northern Powerhouse Set For Scrutiny at The North West Economic Growth Summit

Business leaders, politicians, voluntary organisations and academics are coming together to help shape a sustainable ‘Northern Powerhouse’.

The region is set to receive a multi-billion pound investment as part of the government’s regeneration and devolution plan, which is aimed at boosting economic activity in the area.

Experts are holding a conference where they will lay out their vision for key topics such as housing, health, design, sustainability, wellbeing, connectivity, skills and property.

The North West Economic Growth Summit, chaired by regeneration experts and property law specialists, Slater and Gordon, will gather together prominent members of the political, business and academic community from across the region.

Stephen Chalcraft, head of regeneration at Slater and Gordon, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for the region and this summit will focus on how best to deliver economic growth across the whole of the North of England.

“The Northern Powerhouse is transformational, not just for the North but for the whole of the UK economy. It’s vital we succeed in re-balancing our economy.”

The summit panel will also feature the CEO of Manchester City Council, Sir Howard Bernstein who has played a key role in regenerating Hulme and areas of East Manchester, Trafford Council leader, Sean Anstee, who was the youngest ever council leader until this year, MP for Chorley in Lancashire, Lindsay Hoyle, and IBM Smarter Cities Leader, academic Mary Keeling.

There will also be a discussion panel comprising of the head of the Homes and Communities Agency for the North of England, Deborah McLauglin, the head of housing at Manchester City Council, Paul Beardmore, Mathew College from Lexington Communications, and the Professor of Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University, Rachel Cooper OBE.

The audience will be encouraged to join speakers and the panel in discussing areas that will help turn the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ into a reality.

It will be held on Monday 20 June at Slater and Gordon, 58 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HZ.