The business community of the North has been put in the spotlight recently, with two new government ministers appointed to oversee plans to create a Northern Powerhouse in order to generate a more balanced UK economy.
While much of this attention has been focused on the North West, particularly following the devolution of powers to Manchester, business leaders in the North East have also been keen to underline growth opportunities for firms within the region. Supporting this ambition, local organisation the Entrepreneurs’ Forum invited SMEs in the North East to hear from a number of eminent business leaders at its annual spring conference in Gateshead last week, under the theme ‘Together we can take on the world’.
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