This week, the Economics Society was delighted to welcome Mr Andrew Hodgson, CEO of Soil Machine Dynamics and Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NE LEP). Having studied Economics to degree level, Andrew outlined how he has been able to apply economic concepts throughout his working life; “Everything comes back to economics,” he explained. Twenty-five minutes went by in a flash as Andrew gave the students an insight into how he has been able to apply economics in the fields of aviation, engineering, and energy solutions. As Chair of the NE LEP, Andrew is tasked by the government to implement its enterprise plan for the North East. It was a great privilege for students that Andrew stayed for an hour after the Economics Society’s meeting to chat and answer students’ questions.