NEREO represents the North East local authorities at a number of national forums. We share information, discuss possible solutions to problems and bring valuable information back into the region.

We are currently your voice at:

National Association of Regional Employers – This is a quarterly meeting of Employers’ organisations, with Chairs of Executive Committees and the Local Government Association.

NARE develops areas of joint working between regions to promote cost-efficient solutions in preparation for our changing environments and the demands placed on constituent organisations.

Contact Mick Brodie:


CEEP UK – This is the UK representative body in the European Union.

The primary object of the Organisation is to represent the interests of British public service employers in European social dialogue, and European policy areas impacting on public services.

Work has included:

  • Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities : Consultation of the European Social Partners on the draft guidance on the gender neutral job evaluation and classification systems.
  • European Commission’s Youth Employment Package : Draft CEEP opinion on the package has been developed in the Education & Training Task Force and Social Affairs Board Plenary Meeting.

Mick Brodie is Chair on the CEEP Social Affairs Board.

CEEP UK has its own website at

Or contact Mick Brodie: