Northern Powerhouse Leaders Meet at Landing Forty Two


Landing Forty Two hosted key leaders from the North of England at an exclusive networking event at London’s highest dedicated event space. The business-led event discussed ongoing progress of the Northern Powerhouse, a government-backed scheme to drive faster growth and connection to the city regions of the North of England.

Guests were welcomed by hosts Lord Jim O’Neill, together with representatives from across the North of England, before the presentation of a series of Northern Powerhouse projects and discussions.

The event made full use of the contemporary space, with views over the city of London taking centre stage for the evening. Guests enjoyed a selection of canapés as well as beers, wine and soft drinks at the sky-high space.

Guests included; Roger Marsh OBE, Chair, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership; Ged Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council; Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council; Nick Forbes, Leader, Newcastle City Council; Sir Nigel Knowles, Chair, Sheffield City Region; and Richard Green, Director of Design, Planning & Economics at AECOM. The event was sponsored by AECOM, and supported by Marketing Manchester.

Sheona Southern, managing director of Marketing Manchester said, “The Northern Powerhouse networking event was a remarkable success, and achieved some vital work in communicating the ongoing progress of the Northern Powerhouse movement. Our esteemed attendees were very pleased with the evening, and with the stunning location in Landing Forty Two, overlooking the city of London. We would definitely recommend Landing Forty Two to our colleagues and hope to work with the venue again in the future.”