The QT

Sunday 19 May 2024


Vital Signs of effective giving

In the North East, we obsess over government spending, especially with power coming to the new Mayor. And we trumpet new investment by businesses, tracking data for any bright spots of prosperity. But what role should philanthropy play? This would already be a very different place if not for giving of money, time and expertise. …

Wear backing city’s movie ambition

The driving forces behind hit Netflix show Sunderland ‘Til I Die have renewed calls for the investment the North East requires to become an international movie hub. Plans were submitted in November to develop state-of-the-art film studios on the site of the Crown Works, in Pallion, on the banks of the Wear. And Fulwell 73, …

A new Broom

In the world of start-ups, authenticity is often preached but rarely practised. We’re told to embrace our vulnerabilities, to share our stories and to trust that the world will resonate with our truths.  Yet, when it comes to showcasing our professional journeys, we often default to a highlight reel: polished, pristine, and perpetually winning. ‘Instagram …

Let’s level up on policies

If the last 14 years of Conservative government have taught us anything, it’s that the Tories love a slogan. Be it a ‘Northern Powerhouse’, a ‘Midlands Engine’ or an entire nation ‘Levelling Up’, this government has left a trail of big ambitions to be accountable for. And even with a General Election looming ever-closer, new …

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