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Chamber Announces New Strategic Partnership


We are delighted to announce we have a new strategic partnership with North East Times, the publisher of Contact.

This relationship builds on our working relationship with the multi-platform publisher who successfully bid to produce our magazine in 2018.

The Chamber is the first organisation sign up to the exclusive package, which will allow us to share news, event information and business advice in North East Times over the next 12 months.

North East Times Ltd will continue to produce Contact on a quarterly basis, which showcases the work of the Chamber along with news and profiles from some of its 3750-strong membership, spanning all sectors across the North East and Tees Valley.

David Langley, Chief Operating Officer of the North East England Chamber of Commerce, says: ”The Chamber have been absolutely delighted to work with North East Times’ whole team since we relaunched Contact magazine, with its bold new look and feel, in 2019.

“We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to extend our reach to more and more North East businesses through this new strategic partnership and show people everything that the Chamber and our members stand for. It also shows clearly how important it is for businesses to join together through organisations like ourselves to achieve more collectively than we ever could individually.”

Peter Mallon, managing director of North East Times Ltd, says: "North East Times has been sharing the achievements of individuals, companies and organisations across Tyne and Wear, Durham, Tees Valley and Northumberland for almost 40 years and when the team and I relaunched the historic title in 2015, we recognised the Chamber – which covers a similar geographic area – as vital to help us in continuing this in a more modern, multi-platform way.

"The Chamber is an organisation that does incredible work to support and inform the local business community, foster beneficial relationships between its members and lobby Government on important issues that affect the region.

"This new strategic partnership with North East Times represents an opportunity for the Chamber to further highlight its exceptional work. It also strengthens therelationship that has developed since the Chamber awarded us the contract to produce its Contact magazine.

"We are confident that the partnership will help engage and educate our readership throughout 2020, which promises to be an unprecedented period for everyone living and working in the North East."