Growth and Connectivity in the North West

Date & Time:
10 Aug 2020 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Professional Liverpool is collaborating with the West Coast Partnership and pro-Manchester to deliver a webinar on how improved connectivity can facilitate economic recovery and growth across the region.

We would like to invite you to join us for a round-table webinar on 10th August at 11am with Metro Mayors Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram, David Hoggarth from Transport for the North, and Caroline Donaldson, Managing Director of West Coast Partnership Development (WCPD). The discussion will be chaired by Natasha Grice, Avanti West Coast Executive Director Customer Experience.

The event brings together North-West business leaders to discuss transport’s role in delivering the Government’s ambition to “build back better, build back greener and build back faster, and to unite and level up the regions”. We will discuss how rail investment should be used to generate improved connectivity and economic growth in the North West, and in particular how we ensure that the development of HS2 complements existing infrastructure and acts as a catalyst for job creation, improved productivity and community regeneration.

WCPD is the Shadow Operator for HS2 – partnering with DfT and HS2 Ltd to design, develop and operate future HS2 services. It is part of the West Coast Partnership franchise that also delivers operates Avanti West Coast. The webinar will last one-hour, and through the online question and answer function you will be able to ask any questions live to the panel.

To register, click here. If you have any questions that you would like the panel to answer please submit these when you confirm your attendance and we will do our best to ask as many as we can during the round-table.

We would be delighted if you could join us for what will be an important discussion at a critical time for the development of infrastructure and growth in the North West. We look forward to hearing from you.

Speakers: Andy Burnham - Mayor of Greater Manchester, Steve Rotherham - Metro Mayor of Liverpool, Caroline Donaldson - Managing Director of the West Coast Partnership Development, David Hoggarth - Rail North Director Transport for the North, Nathasha Grice - Executive Director of Customer Experience - Avanti West Coast.