Mayor Jarvis leads Powerhouse delegation to China

A Northern Powerhouse delegation led by Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, successfully forged new partnerships during the 4th UK – China Regional Leaders Summit.

More than 350 UK and Chinese regional government leaders and businesses attended the Summit, with Mayor Jarvis spearheading the Sheffield City Region and Northern Powerhouse delegation.

Taking place in Dalian, and including 31 cities and regions from across China, the global value of all places attending was greater than that of the United States of America.

The Mayor met with key representatives from Chinese cities and regions, as well as with the British Ambassador to China, Dame Barbara Woodward.

Dan Jarvis said: “As a city region we already have strong ties with China, through business and civic partnerships, while our two world-leading universities are attracting ever-increasing numbers of Chinese students. These relationships are very important to us.”

  • Those representing the SCR in China included Matt Gladstone, executive director at Barnsley Council; Lee Tillman, assistant director for strategy and performance at Doncaster Council; Local Enterprise Partnership board member Richard Stubbs, who is also chief executive officer at the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network; Paul Jagger, chairman of the City Region Chambers Group; Alison Metcalfe, pro vice-chancellor of the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University and Martin Owen, commercial director at the National College of High Speed Rail.

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