The Department for International Trade (DIT) is leading a Digital Media (Gaming/Animation) inward investment mission from Ontario to Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle (three of the cities that make up the Northern Powerhouse). DIT is looking to recruit 5 – 6 leading companies in Ontario to visit the region.

The Northern Powerhouse is UK Government’s ambition to bring together the great cities, towns and rural communities of the North of England and Wales to become a powerhouse for the UK economy, with modern transport links, a revolutionary new style of governance and increased investment. The creative industries, especially media and digital, are right at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse initiative. Since inception, the region has recorded 127% growth.

What is provided?

  • Round trip airfare to Manchester provided by Northern Powerhouse and the Department for International Trade
  • 5 day bespoke programme focusing on introducing delegates to the relevant ecosystems and regional programmes in the North of England
  • Independent business development time, soft-landing space and support activities at incubators

For more information, please view this PDF or email Henry Long at