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Northern Stars winners at No 10

Following LivingLens success in the Northern Stars start-up competition, the firm’s CEO and co-founder Carl Wong visited London to pitch to investors, network with other tech firms and meet the National Technology Adviser at Number 10 Downing Street. Government support Our day began with a visit to 10 Downing Street and a talk with Liam…

Building a Creative Economy for all

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, January 13, 2017 — Culture

Head of Creative Industries at DCMS

Today I spoke to the Westminster Media Forum in Manchester about harnessing the creative economy in the North of England. What I said in my speech is that to do this, we need to join up creative activity across the North of England and indeed the whole of the UK. After all, collaborating and connecting…


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, November 17, 2016 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Director at Peak

Last year, we applied to Tech North’s Northern Stars competition with an aim to accelerate our business growth. Northern Stars is a pitch competition that seeks to identify and showcase the best tech startups in the North of England. We hoped the competition would raise awareness of our company and grow our business network. Everything…

Hull’s vision for a bright future

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, October 6, 2016 — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

It only takes a short walk around Hull city centre to see the impact its year as UK City of Culture is already having – and it isn’t yet 2017. Hull is a city on the up, and the growing sense of confidence about the place is palpable. Last week, I was able to visit…

#GreatNorthExpo2018: Sheffield

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, — Culture

Partner at international law firm Nabarro LLP, board member of the Sheffield City Region LEP and Transport for the North Partnership Board.

In 2018, there is only one place to be. This celebration, over two months in the summer of 2018, will demonstrate why the North is a Powerhouse for the UK in the 21st Century

#GreatNorthExpo2018: Newcastle-Gateshead

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, September 23, 2016 — Culture

Arts & Culture writer for The Journal and Culture Magazine Editor

Newcastle-Gateshead is a place of gradients, viewpoints and fabulous walks. It’s a walkable city. The Tyne Gorge and the bridges over the river create a natural arena (beloved of the TV cameras that gather for the Great North Run) and just a short journey away are wonders like Hadrian’s Wall,Durham Cathedral and the beaches and…

#GreatNorthExpo2018: Bradford

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, September 16, 2016 — Culture

Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge, and former BBC executive specialising in news and sport.

Bradford is one of four locations shortlisted to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018. Roger Mosey shares his experiences of Bradford’s burgeoning arts scene and indestructible spirit. I strongly support Bradford’s bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North. It has the history and the “can do” attitude that will make this enterprise…

Heritage Open Days 2016

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, September 11, 2016 — Culture

Heritage Open Days is back and it’s bigger than ever! Harriet Roberts, from Heritage Open Days at the National Trust, gives her view on the UK’s largest grassroots history celebration from 8 -11 September. We knew we were on to a winner when our celebrity supporters Loyd Grossman OBE and Bettany Hughes accepted the opportunity to…

#GlobalBritain: Culture Capitals

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, August 16, 2016 — Culture

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Last week I visited Edinburgh and saw for myself why the city is one of the leading cultural destinations in the world.  For one month every year this great capital is filled with the best artists, comedians and storytellers from far and wide. The celebration of the arts, culture and literature is something that we…