Director of engagement at Newcastle University's Business School says that businesses and schools need to collaborate and then celebrate success
The Journal's business editor on how neither the private nor the public sector has a monopoly on good practice
Newcastle's city centre chaplain on what businesses need to do to ensure they are good corporate citizens
Regional secretary of the TUC wants more help for young women struggling to get into the jobs market
The business editor of The Journal on the inventive, irreverent and innovative business community
The future success of the UK’s small business population is crucial, says Sarah Glendinning of the CBI
Chief executive of Tedco says businesses should play their part in cementing the UK as the best place to do business
Regional director of EEF says manufacturing and engineering apprenticeships are the standard others should be aspiring to
Assistant regional director of the CBI on the business challenges facing the new Government
The business editor of The Journal on how the vote on staying in the EU might be won
Regional chairman of the FSB says that better data use could stimulate innovation and increase new business creation
Newcastle University Business School's director of external relations on the need to show off the region's best features
The Journal's business editor on why the post-election stability might not last too long
Chairman of the North East LEP says his organisation had made key appointments to help drive the region's economy
Co-chair of the North East Institute of Business Ethics asks how companies can define their values
The assistant regional director of the CBI says that weak productivity growth is one of the key challenges facing the UK economy
Regional secretary of the TUC says Tory plans to legislate on strike ballots is taking away a democratic right
The first quarter is traditionally the quietest but 2015 launched with a series of high profile North East deals, as PwC's Paul Mankin reveals
"For all the talk of a recovery, our economy still isn't creating enough well-paid, permanent jobs to meet demand," said Beth Farhat
General Election 2015: Beth Farhat of the North East TUC explains what the region's workers and businesses want from next month's election
This sector has also continued to be active in the North East following on from the significant activity in 2014, which included the sale of Aesica in November and the flotation of Quantum Pharma the following month"
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Darren was appointed editor of the Chronicle in September 2011, following a six-year spell as editor of the Evening Gazette in Teesside.
He has held a number of senior roles on regional newspapers across England, Scotland and Wales over the last 15 years and is now editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror North East.