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North of England & Northern Powerhouse Speakers

The future of The North of England. George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse is a controversial idea that divides opinions. Specialist Speakers lined up both for and against the Chancellor speak on jobs, training, housing, the NHS and the development of transport including Trans-Pennine rail electrification and HS2. Regional devolution is coming – beginning with with ‘Devo-Manc’ in Greater Manchester, soon to be followed by other regions including the North East. Speakers explain how the changes are not only important for The North, explaining and forecasting the implications for the whole of the United Kingdom.

 
 
 
 
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Phillip Blond

Leads award-winning think-tank ResPublica. Internationally recognised thinker whose work has enormous policy & practical impact across European politics....

 
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David Blunkett

David Blunkett became one of very few blind MPs to reach the front bench and Cabinet, previously chairing the Labour Party nationally and managing education and employment in Tony Blair’s first government. ...

 
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Andy Bounds

Enterprise Editor and North of England correspondent at the Financial Times...

 
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Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is the bestselling author of The Lost Continent, Mother Tongue, Neither Here Nor There, Made in America, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Notes From a Big Country, Down Under and, most recently, A Short History of Nearly Ev...

 
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Brendan Foster

Brendan Foster is a former Olympic athlete and world record holder. Having successfully crossed the boundary between sport and business, he founded and heads an eminent sports marketing company and is a respected sports commentator and conference spe...

 
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Tim Healy

Tim Healy is one of the most famous Geordie faces in the country. Most famous for his role in Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Tim speaks passionately and interestingly about his life, career and his homeland in the North East. A true raconteur and a gentle and ...

 
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Wayne Hemingway

Hemingway’s extensive humour and no-nonsense style have impressed audiences in over 30 countries. His mission is to deliver messages that inspire and improve the daily effectiveness of each and every member of the audience, making them more produ...

 
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Bill Jamieson

Bill Jamieson is the Executive Editor of the Scotsman Newspaper with specific responsibility for the paper's business and economics coverage. Bill was formerly the Economics Editor of the Sunday Telegraph for seven years. He is a regular commentator ...

 
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George Osborne

Former United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, editor of the London Evening Standard. ...

 
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Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley's books on science and technology have sold over a million copies, been translated into 30 languages and won several awards. ...

 
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Jonathan Straight

Innovator, master-entrepreneur, brand-builder and philanthropist. Jonathan Straight is an authentic success story and role model to young entrepreneurs....

 
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Stephen Waddington

One of the top five most influential people working in social media in the UK. Chief Engagement Officer of international PR firm Ketchum and author of five books including Brand Anarchy and #BrandVandals...

 
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Jonathan Warburton

One of the UK’s most recognised business leaders, Jonathan Warburton speaks with authority, knowledge, and passion....

 
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Sayeeda Warsi

One of the strongest personalities in British and European politics. A lawyer with a powerful advocacy record and very significant foreign policy experience....

 
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Emma Wells

Global authority on British historic buildings and sites, Dr Emma Wells speaks on social history, the historic built environment, theology, art and architecture....

 
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Christian Wolmar

Christian Wolmar is the UK's foremost writer and broadcaster specialising in transport. Although he mainly concentrates on transport matters, he covers other social policy issues and has written on a wide range of subjects from cricket to the Private...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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