A rare project in our home region of North East England began this month with a programme of consultations and review (commissioned by Astute) to develop a new and ambitious narrative and communications framework to support ‘Innovation’ in the regional economy as part of The Northern Powerhouse on behalf of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP).

Michael travelled to Washington DC this month too for a landmark meeting of the CASE Board and a series of planning meetings at George Washington University (GWU).