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North’s LEPs unite behind future energy and clean growth opportunities

The NP11, a collaboration of the eleven Northern LEPs, which cover 76 local authorities, have unveiled plans to convene a major conference this autumn, taking place 5-6 November. The organisers say it will “showcase the innovation, leadership and opportunities across the North of England in energy, decarbonisation, transition and clean growth”.  

A northern-wide NP11 Energy & Clean Growth Strategy will also be unveiled at the Hull conference, which will “set out opportunities for the North to collaborate and work together going forward”.

The ambition is to attract Government and international business investment in the area and demonstrate that the North of England must be at the heart of the UK’s strategy to achieving its Net Zero carbon emission targets.

Mike Blackburn, Chair of Greater Manchester LEP said:

“Here in Greater Manchester we have great businesses and universities that are at the forefront of innovation in low-carbon energy and clean growth technologies. This conference is a chance to give these organisations an international platform to promote their work and secure new opportunities in the UK and across the world.”

Rt Hon Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse said:

“It’s great to see business leaders from across the Northern Powerhouse coming together to discuss how best to seize all the opportunities of clean growth.”

Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, who are hosting the conference said:

“We are proud to be hosting this first-of-its-kind event, which is a fantastic opportunity to show the wider world what we have on offer across the North of England.

“I am delighted that eleven Northern LEPs are coming together to organise this event. This demonstrates that, through collaboration, we can become a world leading region in energy and clean growth.”

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