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’. The content published on this website is intended to provide information only. The reader should seek advice from experts on the subject matter and independently verify the accuracy and relevance of any information provided here before relying upon it or using it for any reason. You can view our terms and conditions here.