Looking to the future
Almost a year ago, we sat down to discuss the makings of issue seven of this magazine.
Needless to say, what was debated around the
boardroom table – remember those pre-video call days? – quickly became null and void as COVID-19 firmly took hold.
Despite the obvious uncertainties, issue seven went to print, as did the eighth edition, though both were set against a fluctuating backdrop.
Now, however, as you read this ninth instalment, it’s fair to say the first proper signs of optimism can be seen appearing over the horizon – and not just in the Tees Valley’s recent double Budget boost.
There is no doubt our journey back to some kind of normality remains a long one but, as spring replaces winter, the end is beginning to look in sight.