The MJ Future Forum North:
The new government's agenda for the North

November 30th and December 1st 2017
Midland Hotel, Manchester



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BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and across 180 countries worldwide. Our main activities are the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services.




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We are a principal provider of resourcing solutions, including executive search, interim leadership and assessment solutions. We have a national reputation for our work across public services and are market leaders in this field. We have particular expertise in working within complex, highly visible and regulated markets that frequently undergo change and require high levels of insight and operational knowledge.



Norse Group

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Unique and successful, Norse Group brings together NPS (property consultancy), Norse Commercial Services (facilities management) and NorseCare (care provider) to deliver services to millions of people across the UK. Collectively we employ over 10,000 people nationwide, generating turnover in excess of £250 million. Our teams are highly motivated, delivering services with commercial flair combined with an acute understanding of the demands of the public sector. In particular, the innovative Norse Group joint venture model continues to attract national interest, enjoying considerable media attention and praise from local authority chief executives, councillors, union officials, staffand the wider public.



Over the last three decades, Microsoft has consistently transformed the way that people live, work, play and connect through great technology. We are inspired every day by the genuine belief that we can change the world for the better.

In the public sector, Microsoft’s approach – built on more than a quarter century of experience in the area – focuses on helping leaders and institutions innovate on their own terms through secure and flexible end-to-end solutions and an array of partnerships and programs designed to address the specific needs and priorities of local institutions and local populations. Microsoft helps governments, schools, hospitals and other public institutions strategically harness the power of innovation to enable new efficiencies, new engagements and new opportunities across their societies.