Jeremy Middleton CBE

North East entrepreneur and philanthropist Jeremy Middleton commented on the election result, he said: “This result puts economic growth in the North East at risk, unless a stable, pro-business government can be formed soon. In future the North East could be protected by having its own devolved powers over matters that effect the economy, such as taxation, business support and skills. Whatever the make-up of the new Government it should consider boosting our economy with an increase in regional aid, and the creation of a billion pound North East investment fund to jump-start economic growth.”



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Notes to Editors:

Middleton Enterprises Ltd is a private investment company that has made a substantial contribution to the North East’s economy by investing in and providing business advice to entrepreneurial businesses.

During recent years, it has supported a number of North East businesses, generally from start-up, usually taking a minority stake and offering strategic advice to support growth.

Jeremy Middleton

Mr Middleton is a high-profile entrepreneur and philanthropist based in Newcastle. He started his career as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble before working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a Marketing Consultant. He co-founded HomeServe, now a FTSE 250 company which operates in the UK, the USA, France, Spain and Italy, and remains a shareholder with a seat on the Executive Committee. He is a director at North East based energy and water consultancy company Utilitywise PLC.

He was a Board Member of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) from 2011 to 2016 and was Chairman of the North East LEP Investment Fund.

Mr Middleton has carried out a range of sponsored fundraising for a variety of charities which to date include the North Pole, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc, The Haute Route, Mount McKinley, Mount Elbrus and a cycle ride from London to Paris.

In 2012 Jeremy was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for Services to Politics and Charities.


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