WITH so much happening in businesses across the North East, the Northern Echo is being as bold as ever to keep you on top of all the changes, the contracts, the jobs, the boosts and the blows.

From Wednesday your Northern Echo will include a 12-page BUSINESSiQ supplement every week edited by me, your Business & Commercial Editor Mike Hughes.


That's much more space to look behind the headlines and talk to the people making the decisions.

The first edition on Wednesday features an exclusive interview with Nolan Gray, who runs the new Teesside Freeport, a focus on Personal Finance, lots of coverage of our Level Up campaign, appointments, news, opinion, guest columns and much more.

In another big change, all of our Business coverage will be coming under our flagship BUSINESSiQ brand.

That means we can look at breaking news on our daily BUSINESSiQ page, then dig deep each Wednesday and then talk to the leading business names in our quarterly high-quality glossy magazine.

We're also planning live events, and panel discussions with the partners in our Level Up campaign.

More business and more focus in the fastest-changing region in the UK.

Contact me at mike.hughes@newsquest.co.uk if you want to be part of a region-wide rethink of business coverage.