Northern Powerhouse

Liverpool has a strong, diverse economyOutside Britain's three capitals, Liverpool is the clear leader in growth on a ten year basis. Well, well, well...

The Northern Powerhouse’s surprise package

Here at Merrion Towers we love charts and graphs that cast a light on the quirky, unusual or just downright interesting.  And those fine fellows at City Metric  have come up trumps with the one above.  So, which economy in the Northern Powerhouse do you think is the daddy-o? One of the great ruses in PR is to offer the […]

Bradford and curry - a pairing whose time has come?Curry and economics could make for a heady mix over in Yorkshire

Bradford and curry – a pairing whose time has come?

Bradford’s latest kick in the economic proverbials has been dealt not by the private sector, but government. The pain is all the greater when it transpires that neighbouring Leeds is the main beneficiary.   What will save Bradford now, asks Dougal Paver. I wrote a while back about how stupendously handsome Bradford is.  Real knock-out good looks, if Victorian architecture is […]

Southern Powerhouse set to leave the north in its wakeNow that's what you call a powerhouse

Southern Powerhouse set to leave the north in its wake

As research suggests the Northern Powerhouse is anything but, what has the north got to do to close the gap with the thriving south east, asks Dougal Paver. This blog doesn’t do gloom – and it ill-behoves me to start the week with anything but visions of sunlit uplands, much less share caution.  So you will forgive me the premise […]