Visits the North East Economic Forum on 9th June 2011
“The Forum welcomed the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to the Region on the 9th June 2011.
During his visit to the Region, the Minister visited South Tyneside to undetake the “Topping Off” ceremony for the new BT Building which has been constructed at Harton Staithes, in addition he visited NIssan and met with leading figures from the North Eastern LEP and the Tees Valley LEP.
The NEEF Annual Dinner was attended by over 150 key regional stakeholders – Sandy Anderson Chair of the Tees Valley LEP, welcomed guests on behalf of the Dinner sponsors, Prof Graham Henderson CBE, Chief Executive and Vice Chancellor of Teesside University introduced the Secretary of State and Mayor Linda Arkley of North Tyneside Council gave a vote of thanks. The Question and Answer session was Chaired by Brian Aitken, Editor of the Journal newspaper.