The Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) develops a consensus among businesses, civic leaders and others about how the north of England can be more successful. We focus will be on encouraging cities and counties to work together to create a northern powerhouse.
By producing original research, encouraging innovative thinking and hosting thought-provoking events, the NPP encourages new policy ideas which will improve the north's quality of life and economy, and promote it as a place to work, study, live and invest.
The NPP is chaired by George Osborne and has a business-led Board which features influential business figures from across the North of England. Prominent city leaders across the region are also represented on the Board, in addition to Jim O’Neill, former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, and John Cridland, Chair of Transport for the North (TfN). NPP is non-political and maintains an all-party approach.
Virgin Money is the new disruptive force in UK banking. Bringing together the combined history and expertise of Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank, the digital brand B and Virgin Money, we are the only bank outside the ‘Big 5’ that boasts a genuine full-service personal and business banking capability.
We serve 6.6 million customers across the UK through a digital-first approach that offers leading online and mobile services, supported by telephone and branch banking, including a national network of branches and business banking centres.
We are structured around three divisions – personal, mortgages and business – offering a full range of products and services for consumers and small and medium sized businesses, delivered through our leading technology platform to deliver a consistently world class experience for customers.
Our ambition is clear – to make Virgin Money a new force in consumer and business banking that will disrupt the status quo.
TalkTalk is the UK’s leading value for money connectivity provider. We believe that simple, affordable, reliable and fair connectivity should be available to everyone.
Since entering the market in the early 2000s, we have a proud history as an innovative challenger brand which acts for the customer interest. Today, we provide landline, broadband, and TC services to over four million customers. We operate Britain’s biggest unbundled broadband network, covering 96% of the population, supplying services to consumers through the TalkTalk brand, to businesses through TalkTalk Business, and by wholesaling to resellers.
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy organization for the natural and built environment. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people, active in over 70 countries that generate €3.3 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport, voted the UK’s best airport by Which? Magazine 2019, serves 50 destinations and is the home of long haul for Yorkshire, with flights to Florida, Mexico and Cape Verde. The airport also boosts a thriving cargo operation, supporting international trade to and from the North.
The airport’s extensive and integrated site sees it delivering an innovation cluster, combining aviation led industries with advanced manufacturing, logistics, housing and community facilities. The Vision is to be a sustainable place for people to live, work and travel, driving the economy of the North and East side of the country.
Sheffield Hallam University's vision is to become the world's leading applied university, transforming lives and creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds.
Named University of the Year for Teaching Quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest higher education providers, with over 30,500 students.
The University is a Northern Powerhouse partner and is committed to the Sheffield City Region, providing leadership to drive improvements in social mobility, health and the economy.
Sheffield Hallam delivers a comprehensive range of courses and is one of the country's largest providers of health and teacher training. Home to the UK's biggest modern business school, the University's industrial partnerships ensure that the knowledge students develop is relevant, addresses the skills gap and helps business grow.
The University’s research is characterised by a focus on real world impact - addressing the health, cultural, economic and social challenges facing society today.
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