North East Times welcomed around 80 attendees to The Biosphere at Newcastle Helix for informal networking and refreshments. Attendees from the region’s business community were the first to receive a copy of the latest issue – with Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA at Twitter, on the cover. We were delighted to welcome Michelle Percy, assistant director commercial development at Newcastle City Council, and Professor Alistair Irons, academic dean for the faculty of technology at the University of Sunderland, as guest speakers