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Growth without Gimmicks – what next for the Northern Powerhouse?

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Wednesday 13th October 2021


12:00 pm - 1:45 pm


The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
50 Dearmans Pl, Manchester, M3 5LH

about the event

The Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) was launched in September 2016 by George Osborne with Manchester being the first to strike a devolution deal with central government. Five years on, is the Northern Powerhouse dead? Government has now shifted to the levelling up agenda but with news that HS2 from the West Midlands to Leeds is being put on hold and Andy Burnham’s famous ‘spat’ with central government during the pandemic, is the North and particularly Manchester now at the back of the queue when it comes to supporting future growth plans?

At this exclusive dinner sponsored by Avison Young, Downtown in Business will be joined by senior decision makers, entrepreneurs, and public sector leaders to discuss all the above and more.

During the session, we will be discussing some key points including:

•Where does NP go next – should northerners control the north’s destiny rather than waiting for London?

•How can we reshape/refocus it to leverage the investment we need to realise our full potential

•How can we use this collective lobbying to our advantage

•What would a ‘northern ask’ to Government look like and what do we need to put in place to secure it

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This event is sponsored by Avison Young.

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