The Government is spending a record 13 billion investment in transport which includes an upcoming 3 billion investment into the Trans-Pennine route and support for HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.
There has been a renewed focus on education and skills with the 70 million Northern Powerhouse school strategy to raise standards while investment in vocational qualifications means that a third of the countrys apprentices are in the North.
The Northern Powerhouse is firmly on the international stage since 2010 the Government has roughly doubled the number of foreign direct investments to more than 1,000, creating more than 39,400 jobs.
In addition, it was announced earlier this month that the Northern Powerhouse Minister is now a joint position shared between the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government and Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy which will see the Northern Powerhouse Ministers oversight and coordination of local economic growth boosted to improve its impact for people and communities across the country.
We will promote the Northern Powerhouse to our employees and stakeholders and celebrate the achievements across the North.
As an organisation, we are immensely proud to be part of the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme and to promote some thriving Cumbrian businesses to decision-makers at the heart of government.
The University of Cumbria is an integral part of the Northern Powerhouse and are pleased to be an official partner.