North Tyneside Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE commented: “Wallsend is a town with so much history and a lot to be proud of in its past, with even more coming in the future.

“The establishment of the chamber gives businesses and other members a valuable platform for growth and will give the town a clear and distinctive voice.”

She continued: “The new chamber has so many different plans to work with schools, colleges, the local authority, and the third sector and I look forward to seeing some of the fantastic work they’ll do in the future.”

Designer Mandy Barker, founder of Sail Creative and project supporter; Kevin Stephenson, Chair of Wallsend Chamber of Trade and Commerce; student Joe Fletcher, who created the logo; and Paul Harvey, teacher in art and design at Tyne Metropolitan College.

The logo was designed by Tyne Metropolitan College graphic design student Joe Fletcher.

North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon said: “The logo perfectly captures our glory days, but they are not all behind us.

Business owner Kevin Stephenson, the chamber’s first chairman, said its creation came at an important time for North Tyneside.

Mr Stephenson said: “The chamber will provide a real opportunity to support businesses in Wallsend and to help them grow and reach their full potential.

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Wallsend gets Chamber as North Tyneside business numbers climb

A new Chamber of Trade and Commerce has set up in Wallsend.

The organisation, comprising more than 50 businesses and public bodies, will aim to ride the tide of recent business development in the town as it supports  in Wallsend’s economic growth.