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John Anderson CBE on the new North East Enterprise Zones

The confirmation that Wearside will play a key role in the development of new North East Enterprise Zones is fantastic news for Sunderland. As well as cementing our vision for the development of a low carbon economy, we now have the potential to create thousands of jobs for the region and…

John Anderson CBE, Chairman of the North East BIC comments on tourism-related regional business

I was delighted this week to see positive figures released on the recent performance of the UK tourism industry, with almost 3 million visitors coming to British shores in June alone. For tourism-related businesses in the North East, it’s a wider confirmation of what we saw in our own markets: The…

John Anderson CBE shares this thoughts on The Apprentice and the importance of good quality staff

Sir Alan Sugar was not the only one who was somewhat let down when Apprentice contestant Helen Milligan’s business plan fell by the wayside in the final of the BBC TV show earlier this month. After winning nearly all of the tasks and demonstrating an unquestionable flair for getting things done…

Connecting the NE through digital connectivity is crucial for business

I welcome last week’s call from the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) for improvements to be made to digital connections to and from the region to support private sector growth. In 2011, it would be sheer insanity to attempt to operate a small business in the technology sector (and increasingly…

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