Peel Ports Group have, for a long while now, been a step ahead of many of us when it comes to an understanding of the importance of the Northern infrastructure and how a collaboration across the region can benefit us all.
They have driven their business model and invested heavily in Liverpool 2 knowing that the national infrastructure was not working for the benefit of many in the clogged up South, let alone those North of the Midlands. Liverpool 2 is a state of the art facility taking our port infrastructure fully up to date to cope in the modern World, enabling the North to trade directly across the Globe.
We need to take heed of Mark Whitworth's call to arms, or at least to collaboration. Businesses across the region working together to better our infrastructure, modernise our thinking, enhance our skills and innovate.
The key to the success of the Northern Powerhouse is to make is easier for businesses to invest and create the incomes and jobs that will provide sustained economic benefits for the region and the UK as a whole