In addition to SNW's close partnership arrangements (see Relationships above), we also provide expertise and secretariat support for a number of cross-sectoral bodies working to promote aspects of sustainable development in England's Northwest.

SNW provides secretariat support to the Northwest Climate Group (, CLAREN - the Cumbria and Lancashire Renewable Energy Initiative (, the Northwest Forestry Regional Advisory Committee and the Northwest Regional Forestry Framework.

We are members of the Mersey Basin Council, SURF (Sustainable Urban Regional Futures) Advisory Board, the Northwest Biodiversity Forum, Northwest Regional Affairs Network, the Lancashire Housing Project, the Sustainable Energy Working Group and the Cheshire Renewable Energy Initiative. We sit on the Boards of Renewables Northwest, ENWORKS, Action for Sustainability and the Furniture Resource Centre. We convene meetings for Corporate Chicks and also Thirsty Thursday!

For more information on our work in these areas, please contact us on +44 (0)161 247 7800 or see our Information Bank on this site for associated events and documents.