Two big events in March
Graham writes.....Recognition's team organised two major events to promote the North East economy in March.
On March 20th we organised for NOF Energy, the UK business support organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors, to host a significant information and networking reception at the House of Commons with Energi Coast and Subsea North East.
The event was held on the prestigious Terrace Pavilion at the Palace of Westminster and provided a platform for the North East of England’s offshore renewables and subsea sectors to emphasise its capabilities, future objectives and international reach.
The reception also included representatives from the two North East Local Enterprise Partnerships, which are prioritising development of this sector through the creation of new Centres for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE).
Energi Coast is North East England’s renewables group which is made up of a group of 22 companies. Those businesses have invested almost £400 million to help accomplish the region’s ambition to become a global hub for offshore renewable energy solutions.
Subsea North East is the North of England’s advocacy group for the subsea sector. The subsea industry in the North East is made up of 50 companies, employing 10,000 staff with a combined turnover of £1billion.
The next day we organised for Tees Valley Unlimited (TVU) to host an economic briefing and budget event at which business leaders from the region heard firsthand from nationally-renowned commentator David Smith, Economics Editor of The Sunday Times.
Guests at Budget Live! listened to Mr Smith’s expert view on UK plc’s performance and its future prospects while TVU presented on Tees Valley’s changing economy.
Chancellor George Osborne’s Spring Budget was then broadcast live to the audience of Tees Valley influential decision-makers and business leaders.
Important work and the events were atteneded by hundreds of people.