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

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


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