NWBLT CEO speaks at Tauheeldul Islam Girls’ High School

A group of female leaders from a different walks of life gave school pupils an insight into developing their own leadership skills to boost career prospects.  The event took place at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and was its first Leadership Conference. The event brought together pupils from Years 11 to 13 at the Blackburn school… Read more »

Closing the gap: digitalisation and productivity

The productivity problem The first step in this process has been to identify the problems and hurdles the North West faces as it seeks to grow and develop. “Productivity” is often perceived as an ethereal buzz-wood used by business and government as a catch-all phrase on which to blame for a multiple of national and… Read more »


North West Innovation 2018 will be held at Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Sci-Tech Daresbury on Thursday 8th February 2018. The event aims to encourage businesses to innovate and drive up their productivity. It will also highlight the work that is already underway across the region. Juergen Maier, Chief Executive of technology giant Siemens UK and NWBLT Chair,… Read more »

NWBLT January Update

Happy New Year.   The North West Business Leadership Team would like to wish everyone a prosperous and successful 2018.  We have some interesting plans for the next twelve months and have set out some of them below: Education and Skills The next meeting of the Skills and Education Task Group is being held in mid… Read more »

Science Taskforce Kicks Off Another Year of Exciting NWBLT Meetings

At the North West Business Leadership Team’s first meeting of 2018 we discussed upcoming events around science, technology and innovation that will be happening in the region this year. Emma Degg, NWBLT CEO, highlighted several collaborative successes of 2017. These included our work with the Royal Society and Innovate UK – with the former coming… Read more »