2020 Vision

2020 Vision

The Journal's 2020 Vision promotes the regeneration of the region – we report on the key events and the outcomes that will affect the future of the North East. Every edition has a diverse range of topics from some of the region's key players.

2020 Vision - April 2015: Bringing barristers to the high street

The Journal's 2020 Vision promotes the regeneration of the region – we report on the key events and the outcomes that will affect the future of the North East

Ringtons directors Simon, Nigel and Colin Smith

Tradition meets hi-tech to keep tea titans Ringtons on track

North East family firm Ringtons goes from strength to strength by adapting traditional values for a modern age

The new Rail Academy in Gateshead, students from left Laim Barrass, Brandon Foster, Antony Walker, Andrew Bell

A new era in training for rail engineers could bring thousands of job opportunities for the North East

Training for the next generation of rail engineers has begun in the North East and could lead to thousands of job opportunities

Kathryn Dishman, Director at KD Communications

North East conference aims to promote women in business

As International Women’s Day fast approaches, some of the leading North East business leaders share their expertise

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2020 Vision - February 2015: Training the next generation of engineers

In this edition of 2020 Vision we again have a diverse range of features focusing on the North East economy, with comment and analysis from some of the region's key players

Companies that have adopted apprenticeships will be rewarded at the 2014 North East Business Awards

North East business leaders wait to see which party will do more to address engineering skills shortage

With less than three months to go until the general election, business leaders are waiting to see which political party will do more to address the country's engineering skills shortage

Building work on the Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle

Confidence is building up again in the North East construction industry

The tide appears to have turned for the construction industry, sector experts in the North East say

2020 Vision - October 2014

2020 Vision, October 2014: North East schools improvement programme welcomed

In this edition of 2020 Vision we have a diverse range of features focusing on the North East economy and, more specifically, education, training and skills

Lord Adonis, at the opening of the new Kings Priory School in Tynemouth

Multimillion pound schools challenge to close attainment gap in the North East

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership will plough £4.7m a year for six years into developing good leadership and improving careers advice

Michael Pagan Associate Director Strategy and Planning and Decide Managing Director Jeremy Hall at their offices South Gosforth

Investing in People: Postgraduate education is reaping dividends for creative consultancy Decide

Jerry Hall, chief executive of Newcastle-based creative consultancy Decide, explains his take on employee upskilling

Trainers James Thomas, left, and Paul Ambury with a delegation of Nigerian students

Targeting new talent for the North East's subsea sector

Ensuring there is a steady supply of skilled staff is vital to the future of the North East's rapidly growing subsea and offshore sectors, as Peter McCusker reports

Working at Sage One, at Great Park, Sean Myers, left and Mike Goodwin

Sage's rapid ascent in the global cloud services market is being engineered right here in the North East

Three years in to trading, Tom Keighley finds out more about the success of Sage One

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2020 Vision August 2014: Transport challenges for the North East

In this edition of 2020 Vision we take a look at the transport challenges facing the North East over the next 20 years

Are we still in the slow lane?

The major transport decisions that could get the North East moving

The business case for North East transport improvements has never been stronger. Adrian Pearson looks at what we have won, and what we still need

Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside

How the North East hit back at Detroit slur

When The Guardian decided to take a detailed look at the North East economy, few would have predicted the outrage. Adrian Pearson looks at how the North East, faults and all, differs in the eyes of the region

2020 Vision - June 2014

2020 Vision - June 2014: How the North East hit back at Detroit slur

A Guardian article last month provoked widespread anger and derision in the North East for likening the region to Detroit

2020 Vision - February 2014: The North East economy, future, apprenticeships and more

Welcome to the first edition of our 2020 Vision supplement for 2014. In this edition we have a diverse range of features focusing on the North East economy and, more specifically, its future

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2020 Vision - December 2013

Welcome to the final edition of our 2020 Vision supplement for 2013. Over the year we have brought a diverse range of features focusing on the North East economy and, more specifically, its future

2020 Vision - October 2013

2020 Vision - October 2013

In this edition of 2020 Vision, we take a look at Shepherd Offshore who have turned the North bank of the Tyne from a disused naval yard into a thriving hub of offshore action

2020 Vision - June 2013

2020 Vision - June 2013

In this edition of 2020 Vision we are shouting about what the North East has to offer

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer