The Chamber of Commerce will be teaming up with the Northern Powerhouse Partnership to host a two day event in March.

Henri Murison, director at Northern Powerhouse Partnership, will be speaking at one of the events about the potential that the lobby group offers to facilitate greater collaboration between the Isle of Man and northern England.

The Northern Powerhouse Partnership is an initiative that works with businesses and organisations to drive forward the economy in the north of England.

Chief Minister Alfred Cannan MHK will attend, and explain how the collaboration can contribute to the government’s economic growth strategy.

The event will include an informal drinks reception and networking opportunity on Thursday March 30 at the Manx Museum.

The following morning at the Comis Hotel there will be a workshop followed by lunch.

Chamber of Commerce chief executive officer, Rebecca George, said: ‘It will be a privilege to welcome Henri to the Island for what will be a valuable opportunity for Chamber members to learn more about the huge advantages the Island could gain by increasing collaboration via the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

‘We have already identified many synergies within its mission and we hope that this will be the first step in developing strong and mutually beneficial partnerships between businesses in the Isle of Man and the north of England.

‘Our members are also seeing this as a chance to invite existing and potential business partners as guests to showcase what their business and the Island has to offer. In the weeks ahead we will be working on adding to the three events confirmed so far to make the most of Henri’s two-day visit.’

A spokesperson for The Peel Group said: “The Peel Group is delighted to be sponsoring this event. As an Isle of Man resident organisation with investments and businesses across the north west, we are strong advocates for joint collaboration and shared opportunities.

‘We look forward to engaging with the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, the Chamber and other key partners to discuss how we unlock further economic growth in the future.’

All the events on March 30 and 31 are open to Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce Members, the wider island business community, and UK delegates.

The lunch on March 31st at The Comis Hotel is the only ticketed event , but all attendees are asked to register in advance for all three events.

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