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Speech highlights power of partnership working

22 March 2017

Leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese, delivered a speech on the effectiveness of partnership working to business and community leaders.

Sir Richard was addressing the annual Partners' Dinner hosted by ourselves and Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, which was held at the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal.Partners dinner
 
He told the assembled guests how Manchester had driven its regeneration following the IRA bombing of the city in 1996 and how it had forged partnerships to drive the northern powerhouse to ‘balance London and speak with one voice’ to look to create a sustainable future for the region.

The evening is an opportunity for public and private sector organisations to come together to network and develop stronger relationships, and was attended by key figures from not only business and commerce but also representatives from education, legal, financial, arts and media organisations.

Guests were treated to entertainment provided by students from Kirkbie Kendal School Choir and also heard from Councillor Sylvia Emmott, our Chairman, Rob Johnston, Chief Executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Lawrence Conway, our Chief Executive.

Councillor Emmott said the event, the seventh since the first partners’ dinner was held in 2010, had been a great success, and donations on the night to her chosen charity had raised money towards an Age UK South Lakeland project to buy more equipment for an Over 50s’ Walking Football project.

Pictured is Leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese, addressing the Partners' Dinner.