Bringing home lessons from the ‘Atlanta Way’

Trade: Julie Underwood, North East England Chamber of Commerce international trade director, shares experiences from a fruitful recent trade mission to the US city of Atlanta including how to win tech business and its inspirational Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative

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Why are apprenticeship numbers falling?

Policy: The North East had the greatest number of apprenticeship starts per 1000 people in employment in 2015/16, but the total number of starts has fallen by a third. Local agencies and businesses need to work together to address this issue, says Paul Carbert, North East England Chamber of Commerce policy adviser

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Working together to stop the ‘brain drain’

Knowledge: Forging stronger and deeper ties between academia and the business community could be key to retaining our finest graduate talent in the region, says Arlen Pettitt, North East England Chamber of Commerce knowledge development manager

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