North East LEP


Annual ‘Our Economy’ event to review region’s economic performance through COVID and EU Exit

An overview of how the North East economy has fared throughout EU Exit and the COVID-19 pandemic will be presented at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (North East LEP’s) annual Our Economy event.

Taking place online on Thursday 7 October 2021, the event will include a discussion of the challenges businesses have faced and the support needed; the impact of changes such as increased home working and shifting patterns of commuting and shopping; and economic evidence showing where the North East economy has been resilient.

Lucy Winskell OBE, Chair of the North East LEP, said: “Everything we do at the North East LEP is informed by data, and each year we publish Our Economy, which brings together evidence that allows us to review the region’s economic performance over the past year and track changes over the longer term.

“This year, of course, the data will show what the effects of Great Britain’s exit from the EU, and the COVID-19 pandemic, have been on the North East.”

The event will include a panel discussion about the challenges, opportunities and changes presented by the pandemic and EU Exit, with keynote speakers including Nima Beni, Director, Prima Cheese; Roger Kilbourn, Managing Director at drug development and manufacturing accelerator, Quotient Sciences; and Linda Currie, Chief People Officer at Purmo Group, a global presence in the equipment, systems and technology that create indoor climates.

“Through sharing the information in Our Economy with the North East business community, we can work together to position our region strongly for recovery and growth,” added Lucy Winskell.

The evidence provided by Our Economy is used to inform the work of the North East LEP and partners across the region in delivering the North East Strategic Economic Plan – the roadmap for increasing economic growth in the North East.

The event on 7 October will also include an update on progress towards achieving the aim set out in the region’s Strategic Economic Plan, of adding 100,000 more and better jobs to the North East economy by 2024.

Book a free ticket for the event here.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by North East LEP .

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