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North East Times has an established heritage in the region and has been printed in many guises since 1981.

We will always stay true to our roots, but it has become increasingly evident that we need to carve out a new space.

The team is as committed as ever to delivering engaging, informative and intuitive business content.

And that’s business in all senses of the word – entrepreneurs, challengers, leaders, disruptors and game-changers.

The wheels of change were very much in motion for North East Times when the pandemic first hit the region last year.

And with projects put on hold, we were given the unique opportunity to stand back from the day- to-day and reflect on our next chapter.

We committed our resources to a rebrand and a new editorial direction at a time when many businesses had become risk averse.

North East Times has become part of the furniture of the regional business community.

This also means we are accountable for the stories we tell to the business community we represent.

This is a privilege, and it got us thinking.

As we celebrate four decades of North East Times – we considered why has its legacy stood the test of time?

In 2015, North East Times relaunched with a new perspective, a new team and a new direction.

We explore the issues that affect the North East and ask what are the opportunities and challenges when it comes to bringing jobs, prosperity and recognition to the region.

As well as showcasing the talented people here, we want to recognise the innovations, collaborations and networks, and look at the potential threats to our economy too.

At the core is a simple belief that there will always be a place for a regional publication that is committed to telling inspiring stories.

We hold a mirror up to the modern business landscape, and shine a spotlight on the region – the voice of the North East.



North East Times readers are driven business professionals, working and living in the North East.

Our direct mail [authenticated and delivered by Royal Mail] is distributed to a targeted list of 4,000+ recipients, to ensure that your business is in front of the people impact and influence the North East.

This includes business founders, leaders and thinkers, entrepreneurs, senior level management, board members, consultants and advisors.

They represent a demographic that is opportunity-focused, looking for businesses and individuals that align with their objectives or support their business aims, keen to discover a new way of working.

Our readers are reflective of the vast business community in the North East, which represents industries such as built environment, professional services, manufacturing and engineering, marketing and PR, media and creative, life science and healthcare, arts and culture, and education and skills.

We distribute North East Times to every corner of the region, with each issue delivered to North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, Tees Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, County Durham, Sunderland and North Yorkshire.