The world’s third largest nuclear engineering firm, Assystem, has signed up to the partner programme.
The firm, whose headquarters are based in Blackburn, Lancashire will join other businesses in promoting the strategic and economic value of the north and will have a particular focus on education and skills development, enterprise and innovation.
The announcement coincides with the inaugural Northern Powerhouse summit in Rotherham on Friday September 13.
Tom Jones, Vice President International Business Development, Assystem, said:
Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, the Rt Hon Jake Berry MP, said: