Business and Sector Growth

With the aim of driving new thinking around business and sector growth and acceleration, the Business Growth Board brings together ambitious business and sector representatives with members of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership Board and representatives from the area’s universities and colleges.

Ammar Mirza CBE

Private sector Board member, Chair of Business Growth Board

Toby Bridges

CEO of the NBT Group Ltd. Chair of The Exchange North Tyneside, Founding Director of Vytech Solutions Ltd.

Liz Bromley

Chief Executive, Newcastle College Group

Paul Butler

CEO of North East Automotive Alliance

Cllr Richard Wearmouth

Yvonne Gale

Board member

Darren Laybourn

Board member

Ryan Maughan

Managing Director of AVID Technology Group Limited

Patrick Melia

Chief Executive of Sunderland City Council

Jane Robinson

Dean for Engagement and Place at Newcastle University

Steve Underwood

Private sector, Business Growth Board Member

Kate Wickham

Board member