A new video raising the north’s profile as a destination for investment is being shown around the world.
The three-minute film promoting the Northern Powerhouse aims to attract more investment opportunities to the north of England and Wales. It highlights current government investment in the region, including £150bn on health, £45bn on schools and £13bn on transport in the Northern Powerhouse over the next four years.
The stunning footage includes Salford’s MediaCityUK, the Graphene Institute, Tees Valley’s PD Ports and the Exhibition Centre, and Liverpool, which hosts this year’s International Festival of Business. It also features Anthony Gormley’s striking Angel of the North statue near Gateshead, Whitby Abbey of Bram Stoker’s Dracula fame and the spectacular settings of the Lake District.
The film was created by Leeds based agency Motiv Productions and is the latest instalment of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse trade and investment initiative.This kicked off last July with a Northern Powerhouse trade mission led by the Prime Minister and Business Secretary to Singapore and Malaysia. A subsequent trade mission to China was led by the Chancellor George Osborne which showcased a selection of £24 billion worth of investment opportunities in the Northern Powerhouse.
Northern Powerhouse Minister James Wharton said: “The Northern Powerhouse is a global investment hotspot and we are clear it is ready and open for business.“This film will help showcase the best of what the north has to offer the world and I look forward to welcoming those bold and ambitious businesses looking to buy into this.”