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Cheshire and the Northern Powerhouse


Thursday 27th June 2024


12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Join Downtown in Cheshire for our Northern Powerhouse event on Thursday 27th June.

On Tuesday, June 27th, Downtown in Business will host another event in our highly popular ‘Northern Power Towns’ series. ‘Cheshire and the Northern Powerhouse’ will take place in Chester from 12 PM to 2:30 PM, featuring Henri Murison, Chief Executive of The Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

This event will bring together leading figures from the private and public sectors and business leaders from across the Chester and Cheshire region for valuable networking and discussion. Leaders, chief executives, and senior decision-makers will be in attendance, alongside private sector partners.

The focus will be on opportunities to drive economic growth in the region through regeneration, culture, people, and collaboration. Discussions will cover the future of towns in the North and the latest developments within the Chester City region. Drawing on his experiences as Chief Executive of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and his time on Newcastle City Council, Henri will share his unique perspectives on collaboration, innovation, development, and technology.

Henri’s role at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse Group makes him the perfect speaker to address current trends and issues facing businesses and communities in and around Chester. After his address, the floor will open for questions and discussion, allowing delegates to share their views.

Henri Murison, with his extensive background in public affairs and stakeholder relationships across financial services, public, and voluntary sectors, brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Appointed as the first Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership in 2017 and later as Chief Executive in 2022, Henri has also served as a Cabinet member at Newcastle City Council and held significant roles at the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Building Society.

The Northern Power Towns group, launched in 2016, is the leading voice of business and civic leaders across the North, representing millions of residents and partnering with councils, businesses, and community organizations to support inclusive economic growth.

Attendees will gain insights from industry experts and have the chance to network with key figures in various fields. Henri’s experience with senior Northern businesses, civic leaders, and academics makes this event an excellent opportunity to learn about the important work being done in the region and what the future might hold for your sector.

This event is essential for individuals, entrepreneurs, and business owners looking to understand and celebrate the work of the Northern Power Towns Group and explore future business trends in Chester. To attend, please email

By registering for this event, you have agreed to the DIB Terms and Conditions.

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