International law firm CMS is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the government’s Northern Powerhouse partner programme, reinforcing its commitment to the North.
The Northern Powerhouse is the government’s vision for a super-connected, globally-competitive northern economy with a flourishing private sector, a highly-skilled population, and world-renowned civic and business leadership. The partner programme is an essential part of creating the Northern Powerhouse, bringing together businesses, institutions and organisations 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.
CMS partner and Head of North, Mark Haywood, says: “With a strong foothold across Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool, CMS is deeply invested in, and committed to, the North – a region with enormous energy, enterprise and potential. We believe strongly that the future of the Northern Powerhouse relies as much upon encouraging and nurturing our excellent companies, as it does on government support. We are excited to connect with like-minded businesses, organisations and institutions who share our vision and enthusiasm for the region – and work alongside government to promote its success and drive forward this important initiative.”
CMS has doubled down on its commitment to its Northern offering over the last 12 months, appointing a string of new partners including Corporate partner Matthew Davies in Manchester and Real Estate partner Abigail Dry in Liverpool and acting for clients on many of the region’s landmark developments. These include the Mayfield Development Project, Circle Square and Manchester’s most ambitious housing-led regeneration project – the Northern Gateway – which is expected to generate more than £1bn of investment over the next decade.