A Call For A Northern Powerhouse Aviation Strategy

Earlier this summer the Government issued a call for evidence to guide the creation of a new national Aviation Strategy. The aviation sector is a key facilitator of business and regional economic growth. For the North West to truly prosper our ambitions must be international. This means we must be proactive in our efforts to… Read more »

Culture Builds Skills

At a meeting in Bolton young people from the Octagon Theatre spoke to NWBLT members about the positive impact being involved with the Octagon had made on their lives.  This stimulated a group discussion about the work of the cultural sector in the North West and in particular the work of the Octagon and Z… Read more »

“We are the Makers, Inventors and Disrupters”

As part of the NWBLT events around the Conservative Party Conference, which was hosted in Manchester this year, we were pleased to co-host a reception at Addleshaw Goddard’s office alongside the Law Society around the Northern Powerhouse.   We were delighted to welcome Jack Berry MP, the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, and Henri Murison,… Read more »

New Training Opportunities at Alstom Facility in Widnes

On Wednesday 20th September our members, including Sandy Lindsay MBE, Chair of the NWBLT Skills Taskforce, met at the new Alstom facility in Widnes. The group was given a tour of the £21 million technology rail hub where Pendolino trains are currently being repainted to ensure their longevity. The facility has a real emphasis on skills… Read more »