North West Business Leadership Team

nwbltThe North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) brings together a group of the most influential business leaders in North West England, to address key strategic issues affecting the well-being of the region and the quality of life of all its people. It operates as a not-for-profit organisation with a small office based in Warrington.

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Regional Activities

The Team has been heavily engaged in promoting wide consultation with the region’s principal business sectors during the preparation of the 2010 Regional Strategy (RS2010) and focusses its attention on those aspects of the Strategy where the input of business leaders can add the greatest value. The Team works closely with the North West Development Agency and 4NW, exerting its collective influence to improve such key aspects of the region’s competitiveness as skills, communications and marketing the region’s assets.

NWBLT also plays a significant leadership role in promoting best practice in social inclusion and sustainable development through its members corporate community activities and commitments.

In the field of research and innovation, NWBLT is closely involved with the North of England Science Initiative and a number of key research bids.

NWBLT’s work on connectivity embraces both the region’s transport links and the promotion of electronic communications, whilst its regional promotional activity currently centres around the annual Lever Prize, which is awarded each year to a North West cultural institution with world-class potential.  The previous winner for 2009 was National Football Museum. You can find out information on the Lever Prize on their website at

 North West Business Leaders Forum

The North West Business Leadership Forum (“NWBLF”) brings together representatives of large and small businesses, education and research institutions, and the public and voluntary sectors from throughout North West England, to debate issues of strategic importance to the well being of the region and its citizens. It is organised by the North West Business Leadership Team, a strategic regional think-tank comprising senior executives of the region’s major businesses and has been meeting monthly throughout the region since it was first established in 1990.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the North West Business Leadership Forum, or would like to find out more information, please contact the NWBLT using the contact details below:

 Contact NWBLT

Enquiries regarding any of NWBLT’s work should be addressed to Ann Sollars, Office Manager at , or visit the website at

The North West Business Leadership Team
The Business & Technology Centre
Daresbury Laboratory
Keckwick Lane
Warrington WA4 4AD

Telephone 01925 212078
Fax 01925 212095