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South Lakeland helps to grow the Northern Powerhouse

21 February 2017

Our Economic Development team is attending the UK Northern Powerhouse Conference and Exhibition in Manchester.

The team hopes to raise the district’s profile by networking with key players, potential business partners and stakeholders in the Northern Powerhouse economy.    

Councillor Graham Vincent, our economy portfolio holder, said: “We have a key role to play in helping to grow the Northern Powerhouse which in turn will enable us to reap the benefits it will bring. We want to be seen and heard and this is an unmissable opportunity to maximise our impact.

“Here in South Lakeland we are very strong culturally, we have a number of high tech based companies based here and we are constantly looking to build relationships and take every opportunity to strengthen our local economy.” 

During the conference our Leader, Councillor Giles Archibald, met Chinese delegates Xu Yan from the China Development Bank and Xu Jin, Minister Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in the UK. 

Our Economic Development team has taken an exhibition stand at the two-day Northern Powerhouse event.