Advice on networking

The North East Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with some of the region’s leading businesses to produce a report offering advice to firms on how to maximise their networking and innovation potential.

Called Connecting for Innovation, it was compiled with help from Bond Dickinson, BT, Gateshead College and Virgin Money.

The chamber’s director of policy, Ross Smith, said: “The North East has a proud history of innovation but by no means is this just a part of the region’s past. We hope this report will offer a useful intervention for policy-makers.”