Nullius in verba – ‘On the word of no one’ or ‘take nobody’s word for it’ is the motto of the Royal Society. This is not exactly a fashionable view at present, but the future of our economy depends upon us all continuing to respect sound evidence and expertise and to make the right decisions… Read more »
WELCOME TO THE NWBLT DECEMBER UPDATE It has been extremely busy over the past month with a number of events and announcements including the launch of the Industrial Strategy. Productivity The Productivity Task Force priorities are to: Lead and support the development of a North West ‘ecosystem’ to link to the work of the National… Read more »
The North West Business Leadership Team were delighted to welcome Jake Berry MP, the Northern Powerhouse Minister, to their roundtable session in Chester on 30th November. The meeting was chaired by Juergen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK, and included wide ranging discussions with LEP Chairs and private sector leaders from across the region. Discussion focussed… Read more »
On Thursday 23rd November the NWBLT were delighted to work in partnership on a skills event in Salford alongside the Institute of Directors, Federation of Small Businesses and Pro Manchester. The event was called “Demystifying Skills” the goal was to bring together those in the education sector with businesses. Chairing this event was Sandy Lindsay,… Read more »
Dr Julie Maxton CBE, Executive Director of the Royal Society said “Emma Degg and the North West Business Leadership Team were instrumental in encouraging the Royal Society to hold today’s conference and dinner in Manchester and extremely helpful in introducing us to key industry leaders in the North West.” The NWBLT are delighted to welcome the… Read more »
Productivity is a crucial component to understanding the economic and social well-being of a country or region. Richard Carter, Chair of the NWBLT Productivity Taskforce and Managing Director of BASF UK, explains why we ought to consider that, although often productivity is overlooked, we need to understand that it has concrete impacts on our region’s… Read more »
Mike Blackburn, NW Regional Director of BT and Chair of the NWBLT’s Transport and Infrastructure Group, talks below about the importance of transport and infrastructure to the North West Region.