Professor Steven Kyffin

Professor Steven Kyffin

Why work with a university?

Knowledge Exchange can be a powerful driver for growth and innovation. Professor Steven Kyffin, Pro Vice Chancellor
(Business and Enterprise) at Northumbria University, Newcastle, believes a culture of two-way sharing between businesses and the higher education sector is key.

 Professor Jane Turner OBE

Professor Jane Turner OBE

Tees Valley is in business

During 2018, Teesside University Business School will be at the forefront of Teesside University’s role in building skills and knowledge in our region, says Professor Jane Turner OBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Engagement.

Julie Underwood

Julie Underwood

Now is the time to look overseas

Julie Underwood, director of International Trade, North East England Chamber of Commerce on the huge opportunities available for exporters in 2018 despite the uncertainty of Brexit.

The road ahead

The road ahead

Some significant projects and policies will put transport at the heart of regional discussions and decisions in 2018.

Building a culture of tech legacy to thrive

Building a culture of tech legacy to thrive

Simon Yellowley, Regional Chair of BT in the North East tells us how BT is committed to using the power of communications to make a better world and make a positive impact on the communities and environment in which we operate.

Michelle Rainbow

Michelle Rainbow

Championing ‘All and Every’ – upskilling the North East workforce

Michelle Rainbow’s role at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a complex one but at its heart is a very simple goal: to ensure skills are available to all and everyone. To make this happen, the North East LEP has adopted a cradle to grave approach working with schools right through to the over 50s.

Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

A clear vision for success

Holly Thompson, founder and director of Future Skills Vision Limited (FSV) talks about her passion for developing people and helping North East businesses to harness their people power, which led her to set up her own training and development company in 2016.

Power of change

Power of change

Adapting to change will bring opportunities for businesses in the North East region, says Kevin Robertson, Partner and Head of Newcastle Womble Bond Dickinson.