Collaborate. Debate. Network. Share. Inspire!

We are excited to announce this year’s #ThisIsTheNorth Convention taking place online!  As ever, together we will continue to inspire and lead change in the North, and we would love for you to get involved.

This year more than ever we need the space to come together to discuss the rapidly changing issues we face. Ensuring you are central to the conversations around social, economic and racial justice in the North.

We believe that by sharing platforms with each other, collaborating in formulating a programme for our day and continuing to work together we will better understand the issues that affect us all and find solutions that work for more people. 

You will be joining confirmed speakers; Nazir Afzal, Mayor of North of Tyne Jamie Discroll, Professor Donna Hall and many more to be confirmed.

Why People's Powerhouse?

The People’s Powerhouse is a movement which exists to shape the debate around the Northern Powerhouse, to ensure that people and communities are at the heart of the Powerhouse plans, not the periphery!

The movement formed in response to the lack of women participating in a conference in Manchester, drawing attention to the lack of diverse opinions and experiences represented in the Northern Powerhouse plans.

Our aim is to include the thoughts and opinions, as well as knowledge and expertise from all sectors of society, with a particular focus on how people are the key to meaningful development!

That means you!

We’ve already started to change the conversation about what kind of North we want to be, but the more of us who get involved, the more we will achieve!

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Our Supporters

The People's Powerhouse is supported by the organisations shown here.

They support the values of the People’s Powerhouse by actively engaging in sharing their knowledge, experience, resources and skills.

IPPR North
Transform Lives Comapny
Power to Change
Big Life Group
High Rise Communications
Public Sector Executive
Trueman Change
Co-op Foundation

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The People's Powerhouse

Federation House
2 Federation Street
Manchester  M4 4BF

07983 609 741

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