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Adam Hawksbee

Deputy Director

Adam Hawksbee is the Deputy Director and Head of Levelling Up at Onward. He was previously Head of Policy at the West Midlands Combined Authority, working with Mayor Andy Street to shape and deliver programmes on housing, transport, skills, and economic development. Adam is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Kennedy Fellow, and has worked with US Mayors as a Research Fellow at the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and during a period at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations. He lives in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham.

Summary report of an Onward and Airbnb roundtable, exploring how to help tourism and the visitor economy bounce back post-pandemic.
South Tyneside could be at the forefront of the UK’s green economy, but several steps still need to be taken to level up the area.
The Government should unleash a wave of devolution to mayors to level up growth and boost their electoral prospects
Onward launches first-of-a-kind programme to help level up left behind areas.
Apprenticeships are failing working class school leavers, and will undermine efforts to level up without significant reform.
Why we need to break Whitehall’s grip on the civil service and move civil servants out of London