NWBLT host Productivity Connections Workshop

In early July the NWBLT were delighted to partner with, and host, the third in a series of workshops organised by Lancaster University Management School’s Centre for Productivity & Efficiency working with the Work Foundation.   The workshops were entitled “Productivity Connections” because of the importance of various forms of connections in understanding and overcoming barriers to productivity, in the UK… Read more »

Never accepting ‘the norm’ – an article by Colin Sinclair

Liverpool’s economy is the fastest growing out of all Northern Powerhouse City Regions. Over the next five to seven years £2bn-worth of investment will be pumped into redevelopment in Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool). Having been in post as CEO for just two years now, I wanted to take the opportunity to look back at… Read more »

NWBLT welcome new member – IBM UK

We are delighted to announce that IBM has joined the North West Business Leadership Team. Emma Degg, Chief Executive of the NWBLT, is delighted to welcome another business:  “It is fantastic news that IBM  will be joining the NWBLT.  We are very much looking forward to working with Martyn who brings with him a wealth of collaborative… Read more »

NWBLT look forward to launching consultation at #BusinessFest

The North West Business Leadership Team are launching their consultation on a new report “Essential” next week.  This is our new environmental and resource efficiency charter which explores how businesses in the North West can, and already are, seizing innovative opportunities that establish sustainability alongside greater market competitiveness. The roundtable discussion is taking place at the International Business Festival… Read more »


North West Business Leadership Team member company, Manchester Airport, has today welcomed the Government’s  commitment on making best use of airport capacity across the whole of the UK.  Alongside confirming support for the development of a third runway at Heathrow, the Government has confirmed, in a statement to Parliament, its support for other UK airports looking… Read more »