2020 Vision

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

Lord Adonis, centre, with one member of his team, Northumbrian Water chief executive Heidi Mottram, and Paul Woolston

Skills, transport and regeneration

Steps are under way for a radical shake-up of how councils promote skills, transport and regeneration

Harnessing region's strength

Professor Roy Sandbach has been chosen as the 10th Goldman Visiting Professor of Enterprise and Innovation at Newcastle University Business School, after years working for Cranfield University and leading global innovation at Procter & Gamble in Newcastle

Forecasting future fashions

Joanna Feeley is founder and creative director at Trend Bible, the only trend forecasting agency in the North of England

Interior design firm wins major hotel contract

An award-winning interior design firm have secured a contract to refurbish a landmark building in the North East

Anthony finds the right office space for his business

A Wearside entrepreneur has launched his own business after gaining over 10 years of experience in the recruitment profession

Diversifying has helped Lanchester Group grow

Starting from the front room of their house in 1980, Tony and Veronica Cleary have seen their family-owned business grow from a start-up to the current £32m turnover Lanchester Group

Positive view of the North East

Better than expected. That was the view of David Smith, economics editor of The Sunday Times on George Osborne’s fourth Budget to an audience of local businessmen and women invited by Square One Law and HSBC to a dinner on Budget day

Engineering an army of workers

Skilled armed forces’ personnel leaving regiments in the latest round of redundancies will be met with open arms in some North East businesses

Benefits of pooling resources

North East England and Scotland are widely recognised as major sources of engineering innovation and manufacturing brilliance

Wising up to the ageing opportunity

Experts at the Newcastle Initiative on Changing Age (NICA) at Newcastle University are creating an environment for businesses to collaborate with the University to create solutions that meet the needs of an ageing society

It's official - Isos is a great place to work

Social housing specialist Isos has won two nationally recognised quality marks in just a matter of weeks

Gentoo opens doors for future workforce

People, planet and property company Gentoo recently welcomed local companies to their Opening Doors, Creating Opportunities event at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, to highlight some of the ways local businesses can make a real difference to young people’s lives


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