A Northern Echo business event this week will bring together ten of the North East's leading voices to look ahead to a year of projects and plans in 2024.

Alongside all nine of the Northern Echo's panel of partners in our Level Up campaign for jobs and investment, the keynote speech on Thursday will be given by Stephen Hall, head of the North East for Deloitte, who will be reviewing the region's current position, along with future challenges and opportunities for next year.

There are still a few free tickets left for Thursday morning - just click HERE

Each of the nine Level Up partners will then look at their own sectors and preview their goals and plans as some key projects start to take shape to bring more jobs across the region.

Our guests at the free event at the Stockton headquarters of IT specialists razorblue will be:

  • bp - Masudur Rahman, Social Performance Manager
  • Cummins - Stephen Gill, Global Account Executive
  • razorblue - CEO Dan Kitchen
  • Womble Bond Dickinson - Peter Snaith, Partner
  • Durham County Council - Council leader Amanda Hopgood
  • Tees Valley Combined Authority - Mayor Ben Houchen
  • North East Chamber of Commerce - Assistant Director of Policy Rachel Anderson
  • Teesside International Airport - MD Phil Forster
  • believe housing - CEO Alan Smith

There will be a chance to network before the event, which starts at 10am, and then over lunch from 12-1pm.

The Northern Echo's Level Up North East campaign is now in its third year unifying the business voices of our region, shining a light on some incredible achievements and demonstrating that we are working together as a united region. For more details, contact  ryan.fenwick@localiq.co.uk