Invest in Northern cities PM tells south-east Asia

The Prime Minister has urged south-east Asian investors to pump money into the cities of the "Northern Powerhouse".

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PM leads 'Northern Powerhouse' delegation to south-east Asia

The Prime Minister has led the first Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Singapore and Malaysia.

Credit: Press Association

Officials from Leeds City Council and Sheffield University are part of the delegation which also includes representatives from five other Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire groups.

These are:

  • Wosskow Brown Solicitors LLP– Yorks & Humber (Sheffield)
  • Pitman Training Group Ltd (Wetherby)
  • Concept Smoke Screen Ltd (Boston, Lincs)
  • Turner & Townsend –Yorks & Humber (Horsforth, Leeds)
  • West and North Yorkshire Chamber – Yorks & Humber

In total 62 northern companies are in Singapore and Malaysia. The delegation represents a total turnover in excess of £10 billion, with a combined workforce of over 50,000.

The government is committed to ensuring the UK’s northern regions play their part in rebalancing our economy. With so much untapped potential, I’m delighted to be part of this first Northern Powerhouse trade mission – the first of what I hope will be many.

– Prime Minister David Cameron

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