A financial planning lesson business leaders should learn from COVID-19

A financial planning lesson business leaders should learn from COVID-19

By Christopher Bartlett, financial planning director at Rathbones Life can take unexpected turns and we need to prepare for all eventualities. Yet, most businesses will only start succession planning when the key decision maker is coming up to retirement –

Your skilled workforce is ready

Your skilled workforce is ready

Reed in Partnership is bringing the ‘JETS’ extension of the DWP’s Work & Health Programme to businesses across the North East The JETS (Job Entry: Target Support) scheme will support those who have found themselves out of work due to

College key to economic prosperity

College key to economic prosperity

As we charter our way through the COVID-19 pandemic with Brexit looming, the economic importance of colleges and the impact they have on individuals, businesses and communities has never been more evident. Nadine Hudspeth, chair of the Chamber’s Education and

Providing instant connectivity for Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park tenants

Providing instant connectivity for Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park tenants

Tees Valley-based Communicate Technology has supported businesses in adapting to the challenges of COVID-19 and the changing commercial landscape This year has certainly seen challenges, as businesses have had to adapt to operate under unusual circumstances. Teams quickly learnt how

Brave New World: The lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Brave New World: The lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

James Kyle, investment director at Rathbones in the Newcastle office, reflects on the lasting challenges of the global pandemic, and how this may impact your business Rathbones www.rathbones.com james.kyle@rathbones.com The prolonged coronavirus lockdown has dramatically changed how we live and

GiveToLocal’s ambition to support grassroots sport gathers pace

GiveToLocal’s ambition to support grassroots sport gathers pace

GiveToLocal is a rapidly expanding national organisation rooted in the North East and its mission to build effective business partnerships linked to community sport is gathering pace GiveToLocal www.givetolocal.com @GiveToLocalUK When Neil Gardiner, co-founder and chief executive of GiveToLocal, described

Northumberland College launches new engineering course at Port of Blyth to fill the skills gap

Northumberland College launches new engineering course at Port of Blyth to fill the skills gap

Northumberland College has launched a range of new engineering and employability courses to meet the skills needs across the North East and support growth in the local economy Education Partnership North East www.educationpartnershipne.ac.uk From September 2020, the college will offer

Shaping the future of leadership in the North East

Shaping the future of leadership in the North East

Newcastle University Business School has launched new Executive Education leadership programmes to build effective skills in those navigating our region’s economic recovery. Dr Joanne James explains more We are living in uncertain times. To thrive, we need exceptional leadership and

Keeping the lights on in Libya

Keeping the lights on in Libya

It’s true that Siemens Energy is certainly not short of experience when it comes to managing some of the world’s most complex and challenging engineering projects. But take a post-civil war country, with large scale power supply maintenance requirements, a

CONTACT will recommence production this Summer

CONTACT will recommence production this Summer

As you will be aware, publication of CONTACT magazine was paused earlier this year, owing to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. We, like you, have closely monitored developments over recent days, weeks and months and, under revised Government guidelines, now

A note to CONTACT readers.

A note to CONTACT readers.

These are challenging times for us all. We, like you, are closely monitoring developments so we can take the necessary steps to ensure we are doing the right thing for the publication – whatever that may be in the coming

Designing for a sustainable future

Designing for a sustainable future

In 2019, 11 Stirling Prize award winning Architecture Practices pledged to “design buildings, cities and infrastructures with a more positive impact on the environment” and laid out a call to arms for practices around the UK to join them. Today,