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Working with others

Key to securing the best possible outcomes for our businesses, communities and visitors is the need to work together with key stakeholders. These are some of the key partners that we will be seeking to work with over the next 12 months to achieve our aims and objectives.

Note: this list is not exhaustive and there will be other groups and people we will wish to work with not covered here.

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Regional Partners

Screen Yorkshire

Screen Yorkshire champions the film, TV, games and digital industries in Yorkshire and the Humber, aiming to secure and support the very best projects, companies and individuals, helping to make the region one of the most sought-after destinations for production in the UK. It delivers its vision by investing financially in productions; developing talent to create a skilled workforce; and fostering Yorkshire’s global reputation as an outstanding location for creatives.

Migration Yorkshire

Migration Yorkshire supports people and organisations to achieve the most positive outcomes of migration for everyone in the Yorkshire and Humber region. They provide leadership and coordination, evidence, and practical assistance to organisations from all sectors at local, regional and national level, and believe in improving understanding, supporting the integration of migrants and maximising opportunities for all to create a more equal and enriched society. Migration Yorkshire is a partnership of councils, working across the whole of the Yorkshire and Humber region, and is based in Leeds.

Yorkshire Universities

Engagement with higher education institutions (HEIs), at both regional and local levels, will be integral to rebuilding and repurposing both the regional and local economies and places. The 12 Universities/HEIs within the Yorkshire Universities association have a student population of just under 200,000, produce nearly 70,000 graduates a year, and the sector was valued at £2.9bn prior to the pandemic, supporting approximately 56,000 jobs. The HE sector also generated over £32m in consultancy contracts with over 1,400 non-commercial organisations and 3,000 companies of which nearly 2,000 were SMEs. Universities also secured over £150m in collaborative research. Universities in Yorkshire have contributed directly towards the preparation and implementation of local industrial strategies and economic recovery plans across the region, and are active partners in a wide range of skills, innovation, enterprise, health, wellbeing and sustainability projects and programmes.

One Yorkshire

A cross-party, cross-sector, cross-regional committee seeking greater powers for the County. One Yorkshire was launched on Yorkshire Day 2018 by the then Archbishop of York. The Committee comprises council, business , trade union, academic and political leaders with the goal of supporting the Yorkshire Leaders Board in their work on devolution. As well as organising events, the Committee meets regularly to facilitate discussions on the future of Yorkshire governance featuring a broad range of voices. In this Parliament, a particular focus is encouraging collaboration across the region between public and private institutions.

Yorkshire and NL APPG

The APPG aims to bring MPs of all parties together with key leaders – those in local government, the private sector and social enterprise – to help maximise future investment in the region for the benefit of all its local communities and local economies. They are a key lever as a route into government.

Policy Yorkshire

The region’s first think tank, its objectives are to: provide an analysis of the state of Yorkshire across a wide spectrum of policy areas; identify the challenges that policy makers need to address; and provide practical, evidence based policy ideas and solutions to these challenges.



As the combination of the 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships across the North of England, the NP11 developed and published the 2019 Manifesto of the North. Individual LEP’s within the region also play a significant role in business support and the attraction of inward investment, as well the development of Local industrial strategies and distribution of the Business Growth Fund.

Transport for the North (TfN)

As a statutory regional transport body, TfN has powers to develop and implement a Strategic Transport Plan, act as ‘one voice’ for the North, relaying priorities to the UK government and oversee franchised rail services. Re-establishing and repurposing safe, efficient and affordable, transport services across the north will be integral to recovery and developing new economic models for both urban conurbations and rural areas.

Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP)

An independent body, NPP describes its role as: ‘original research, encouraging thinking and hosting events, to encourage new policy ideas which will improve the north’s quality of life and economy, and promote it as a place to work, study, live and invest’. NPP is chaired by the former Chancellor George Osborne and has local government representation on its board.

People’s Powerhouse

The People’s Powerhouse exists to shape the debate around the Northern Powerhouse, to ensure that people and communities are at the heart of the Powerhouse plans.


Local Government Association

The LGA is the national membership body for local authorities and work on behalf of member councils to support, promote and improve local government. It aims to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems, and provides a range of practical support.

Her Majesty’s Government

To further our voice, influence national policy making, and secure funding, power and initiatives that will make a difference in our places, we build strong links across the breadth of government departments, forging close relationships and being seen as a key consultee and critical friend.

Think Tanks

There are several economic and socially focussed think tanks and organisations who could be engaged with to provide strategic input into recovery and repurposing the economy and improving wellbeing of the region.

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