There are exciting developments in the North East as business drags the economy out of recession. I was interested recently to meet Alasdair Greig and discuss the work that North Star is doing to promote Venture Capital in Newcastle and Northumberland. The business has funds for the promotion of businesses here and is doing well - see http://www.northstarventures.co.uk/
The successes have not gone unnoticed by the BBC who did a great report by on the new tech based hubs and businesses that are setting up and fluorishing here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21329832
There is real positive change in Newcastle and North East as young entrepreneurs realise that they can fulfill their dreams of a business start up and live in Northumberland.