Lord Andrew Adonis is visiting both private and public sector organisations across the North East today as part of a six month review that is being carried out into the region's economic outlook.
As chair of the review, he is due to meet with senior representatives from a range of sectors, including the offshore and subsea engineering sector, food and drink organisations, and the finance sector.
Lord Adonis is expected to address any sector-specific concerns that these organisations may have, as well as talking about the future prospect for the North East in those developing sectors.
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