Telling our story

Five years ago, North East Times relaunched with a new perspective, a new team and a new direction.

Since then, we have celebrated individuals, companies and organisations that are making an impact on the regional economy.

And while we will continue to do this, we feel it’s time to move the conversation on.

The journey of North East Times starts way back when, in 1981. The publication has evolved

through many faces since then, and now, has a mission to tell inspiring business stories, share insight and drive conversation.

In response to the pandemic, we changed our editorial plans overnight, producing North East Times completely remotely from our respective homes. And this got us thinking.

Our editorial strategy has always been, and will continue to be, to provide a voice for individuals and businesses in the North East.

But now, in a world turned on it’s head, we want to be more reactive providing real-time insights.

We want to explore the issues that affect the North East and ask what are the opportunities and biggest 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, holding a mirror up to the modern business landscape, and shining a spotlight on our readers, advertisers and partners who have supported us along the way.