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David Cameron and George Osborne

aql’s historic Grade II listed Headquarters, were described as “an extraordinary, iconic location” by the Prime Minister during his announcement of the Long-Term Economic Plan for Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire in Leeds yesterday.

The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer travelled to the region to promote investment and to announce their plans to add over £13 billion in real terms to the Yorkshire economy by 2030 and ensure over 100,000 more people are employed as part of the creation of a Northern Powerhouse.

The message, which included emphasis on devolving greater powers to West Yorkshire in alignment with the Sheffield City Region devolution agreement, was delivered whilst standing on top of the reinforced glass platform, looking down into one of aql’s secure datacentres and the glistening technology of the internet exchange below them.

David Cameron and George Osborne delivered their Six Point Plan from the high...

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