Northernlands 3 - Introducing Bradford And West Yorkshire - young, innovative, international and entrepreneurial

About Kersten England

CEO Bradford City Council and Business Lead on Innovation & Growth at West Yorkshire Combined Authority

My eclectic career path includes work within the public private and voluntary sectors and periods of formal employment within organisations and self employment. I am driven by a belief in individual and organisational capabilities and potential. My role as a chief executive through a period of deep economic recession and significant redefinition of the policy and fiscal landscape for local government has been to keep the organisation focussed on core purpose - the creation of prosperity for the place and its people, now and for the future.


After the conference we would really appreciate your feedback about what you found useful and what we could do in the future.


Nothernlands 3 is a collaboration between ODI Leeds and The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the start of activity to create, support, and amplify the cultural links between The Netherlands and the North of England. It is with their generous and vigourous support, and the support of other energetic organisations, that Northernlands can be delivered.

  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • West Yorkshire Innovation Festival