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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Cold with some icy stretches to start. There will be sunny intervals and further blustery, wintry showers.
Early wintry showers will clear to give a mostly dry day with some sunny spells.
Scattered wintry showers will continue overnight. Clear spells will allow a frost to develop by morning.