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Business Leaders’ Briefing – The ageing economy

At NewcastleGateshead Initiative we love to work with our partners to build the profile of the fantastic work going on in our region. Following this months Business Leaders’ Briefing on the topic of our ageing economy we were thrilled to have Paul Mander from Bloom Procurement write a piece about the event which has been published on


Our ageing population presents both threats and opportunities for local businesses and it was this topic that was discussed at a recent NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) business leaders’ briefing event.

The event brought together some of those leading and supporting research into the subject of ageing from across the North East to specifically discuss the impact of our ageing society on existing businesses.

It was great for Bloom to be a part of this event as it gave us the opportunity to hear from senior leaders in the region and meet with other like-minded businesses. The event was key to helping us all better understand the impact of our ageing society and how we can work more collaboratively as a region.

At Bloom, we are passionate about delivering services which demonstrate social value for the region. Our mission is simple: to open up procurement and bring together a community of buyers and suppliers; ensuring that social value is an integral part of the process.

Becoming an NGI partner has been key to enabling us to improve our network and use our voice in the region to work towards delivering benefits for the North East. Importantly, being able to access expertise that may not have been on our radar previously, such as ageing, is hugely beneficial.

Read the full article here.

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