Servicing company NWCE Foodservice Equipment has become one of the latest companies and one of the first in the catering equipment industry to join the Northern Powerhouse.
The Northern Powerhouse is the government’s vision for a connected, globally-competitive northern economy with a flourishing private sector, a highly-skilled population, and civic and business leadership.
The Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme is an essential part of creating the Northern Powerhouse.
The government is growing a network of partners who all believe strongly in the economic potential of the north and support the need for a combined effort by government and business to realise that potential.
Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Jake Berry MP, said: “I am pleased to announce NWCE Foodservice Equipment as one of the latest members of the growing Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme.
“Based in Greater Manchester region, which has benefitted from over £660m support from the government’s Local Growth Fund, NWCE is committed to supporting the catering industry to flourish and working alongside more than 300 other partner organisations to help the north reach its full economic potential.”
There are businesses and organisations from across the north from a variety of sectors signed up to the partner programme.
NWCE is one of over 100 partners spread across the north of England whose aim is to work together in the future to create an economic boost and help improve and increase investment in the area.
Ben Odling, MD of Bolton-based NWCE, added: “From day one as a company we have recognised the strengths and opportunities that the region offers.
“We recently relocated from Bury to our new site in Bolton, allowing us to expand our workforce and develop the team through training and apprenticeship programmes.
“The Northern Powerhouse enables us to join a huge network of businesses that recognise the areas growth potential and will enable us to develop our business further.
“With further investment imminent in both our new premises and in training and recruitment, we will continue to tap into the best talent the north has to offer and continue to reap the benefits of strong relationships with local businesses.
“We are very proud to be part of the Northern Powerhouse partnership.”