There is a genuine buzz around the Northern Power House concept.  Having witnessed the furore surrounding George Osbournes vision at the Northern Power House Expo I am keen to see how that is translating to the contract and building product industry next week at North England Build Show.

From what I am witnessing, not only is the industry keen to develop the infrastruture to support business, driving around Yorkshire and Lancashire, the amount of cranes in town centres suggests investment is strong.  This too is not isolated to commercial work - speaking with a senior figure in Balfour Beatty, school projects have been stacked for the past year.