The Great Western Cities released its report ‘Britain’s Western Powerhouse’, authored by Metro Dynamics, last Friday. The launch of the report has received widespread press coverage at both a national and local level, reflecting the level of interest in devolution more broadly across the country.
Selected press articles are shown below:
Bristol, Cardiff and Newport launch ‘Great Western Cities’
Bristol has become the latest UK city to brand itself an economic powerhouse, but a leading local business organisation warns plans to link with south Wales could prevent the west of England from striking its own financial deal with government.
“We mustn’t let the glamour of bigger deals distract us,” said James Durie, a director with Business West, the body representing west of England’s chambers of commerce.
Great Western Cities 'big opportunity' for British economy
The Severn region has the potential to become Britain’s next major economic ‘powerhouse,’ according to a new report launched today.
Report makes case for Great Western Powerhouse
Bristol, Cardiff and Newport could join together to become Britain’s next major economic ‘powerhouse’, according to a new report.
The report argues that collaboration between the 'Great Western Cities (GWC)' could strengthen the voice of the west in UK economic and public policy decisions.
Great Western Cities Could Become a 'Powerhouse'
The Severn region, including the cities of Bristol, Cardiff and Newport, has the potential to be a major economic powerhouse, according to a new report.
Commissioned by the three Great Western Cities and authored by Metro Dynamics, the report examines the benefits of greater collaboration.
Paul Barltropp, Political Editor, covered the event.
Bristol, Cardiff and Newport cities alliance moves a step closer
A collaboration between the cities of Bristol, Cardiff and Newport to boost the economy in the West has moved a step closer.
Severn region of Bristol, Cardiff and Newport could create new economic 'powerhouse' - report
The Severn region has the potential to become Britain's next major economic 'powerhouse' according to a new report.
It examines the benefits of greater sharing, matching and learning between the three city regions - Bristol, Cardiff and Newport - including an influential role for universities and businesses.
Cardiff, Newport and Bristol could together become Britain's next economic powerhouse, claims report
A report by the Great Western Cities identifies major potential for the three city regions in strengthening transport links, expanding renewable energy and improving their international profile.
Powerhouse won't 'cut across' devolution plan
A "Great Western Powerhouse" across the Severn Estuary does not "cut across" devolution agreements between Bristol and its surrounding authorities, the mayor insisted.
Bristol, Newport and Cardiff are proposing an economic partnership known as the Great Western Cities, launched in Bristol on Friday.
Opinion piece: What the Great Western Cities deal means
Britain’s Western Powerhouse was launched today. It is an interesting initiative from the cities of Bristol, Cardiff and Newport. With a focus on connectivity and economic collaboration, it’s an attempt to show how the West can compete with the emerging Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine, albeit on a somewhat smaller scale.
With a proliferation of names, including Western Powerhouse, Severn Powerhouse, and Great Western Cities (GWC) Powerhouse, the initiative is about illustrating the strength of this area as a net contributor to UK plc and just how much more could be achieved through increased collaboration.
A tale of three cities – Bristol, Newport and Cardiff team up bring Western Powerhouse closer
A Western Powerhouse to rival that of the North of England came a step closer today when Bristol, Cardiff and Newport unveiled the results of a major research project underpinning the concept.
John Darvall show (9am – 12am)
Discussion with callers on the subject of Great Western Cities throughout the show including an interview with Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson (2hrs36min).
Cllr Elfan Ap Rees on air at 1hr4mins.
City leaders from Bristol, Cardiff and Newport discuss becoming new economic powerhouse
Newport, Cardiff and Bristol could become the newest economic ‘powerhouse’ in Britain, a report has claimed.
According to the report published today, by Great Western Cities, forging closer links between businesses, councils and universities in the three cities while improving transport links in the region would boost their influence on the national and international stage.