This is a region with a heritage for innovation. The heart of the industrial revolution and the place where atomic theory, precision engineering and the programmable computer were imagined. This heritage has created areas with key capabilities such as advanced engineering in Lancashire, energy and renewables in Cumbria and Cheshire and life sciences in Manchester and Merseyside.Find out more
The Midlands was built by a highly skilled workforce, specialisation, flexibility and most importantly innovation. These were the drivers that made the Midlands the engine of the UK and are still the reasons that the region has developed into a £222bn economy – a figure that has increased by 30% in the last ten years. We see this in the DNA of the businesses that we work with and invest in.
Yorkshire and the North East has many centres of excellence increasingly recognised on a global stage. The city regions of Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle and Hull, as well as North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley, have seized the opportunity to promote their strengths and enhanced productivity with growth strategies that align skills, local transport and economic renewal.