A year ago we formed the ITV Business Club - a collection of some of the region's most successful entrepreneurs.
Tonight and tomorrow we talk to them about how the last year has gone and their predictions for the economy this year.
Well over the last year - despite a recession - they've increased profits and taken more people on. Tonight they tell us how. Here's our Business Correspondent, Mark Gough.
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Remaining dry overnight with lengthy clear periods.
Leah Washington, 17, had to have her left leg amputated after being trapped for hours on The Smiler rollercoaster at the theme park.
Fine and dry this evening and overnight with showers on Sunday afternoon.