The team helping to create a People’s Powerhouse for the North

Steering Group

Chairman - Edna Robinson
Chairman - Edna RobinsonBig Life Group, Trafford Housing Trust


"My role is to create some energy. We will energise and coordinate others who already have the voice, already have the ideas out there. This is not creating an institution, this is creating a movement."

Tracy Fishwick
Tracy FishwickTransform Lives Company


“The Northern Powerhouse agenda was all about buildings, trains, economic growth - nowhere did it mention anything about people. Our aim is to change that.”


Jo Miller
Jo MillerDoncaster Council & SOLACE
Chris Marsh
Chris MarshMarsh Public Service Solutions
Sarah Longlands
Sarah LonglandsIPPR North
Mike Hawking
Mike HawkingThe Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Olivia Lee
Olivia LeeContact Theatre
Neil McInroy
Neil McInroyChief Executive, CLES
Ed Cox
Nazir Afzal OBE
Nazir Afzal OBELawyer and campaigner

Delivery Team



Helen Furnivall

High-Rise Communications



Fran Parry

Bright Sparks



Kate O'Connell

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Our address

The People's Powerhouse
Jenny Sanderson Suite,
Blackburne House, Hope Street,
Liverpool L8 7PE 

07769 670 753 / 07590 112 912

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