Reacting to today’s Government announcement that 19 major infrastructure projects are due to start in the region this financial year, North East Chamber of Commerce Policy and Research Manager, Mark Stephenson, said:
North East firms provided the best possible start to Export Week, with manufacturers reporting the most positive set of overseas sales and orders figures ever recorded by the region's largest business survey.
The Port of Tyne has revealed the judges for the Reflect photo and film awards. Back for the seventh year, the Reflect Awards is one of the UK's biggest photo and film competitions. Susan Wear, Port of Tyne's Director of Corporate Affairs, said: "The Reflect Awards go from strength to strength, each year attracting more entries and more fabulous photography and films from people who are passionate about the North East. We are delighted to have such an eminent judging panel. It reflects the standard of the competition and we hope will encourage even more people to take part."