Greggs on Neville Street, Newcastle City Centre

Greggs and Northgate PLC go head-to-head for national business award

The North East firms are among the shortlist for the UK PLC Awards 2014 which will be held in London

Northgate Vehicle Hire updated

Profits soar as Northgate targets SME market

Van hire firm Northgate continues to expand rapidly, aiming to open an average of eight to 10 new sites every year

Northgate Vehicle Hire

Darlington's Northgate Vehicle Hire report growing sales thanks to expansion

The North East-founded hire company reported positive trading across its UK and Spanish business

Vehicle rental firm Northgate Plc

Vehicle hire group Northgate returns to growth

North-headquartered vehicle hire group Northgate has today revealed that it has overcome its problems in its UK and Spanish markets.

Vehicle rental firm Northgate Plc

Hire firm driving ahead with site expansion plan

Vehicle hire company Northgate Plc is further expanding its presence in London after seeing a strong 9% rise in UK rentals

Vehicle rental firm Northgate Plc

Northgate enjoys six months of expansion

A determined new strategy focus has paid off for Northgate plc, the UK and Spain's leading specialist in light commercial vehicle hire

Bill Scott won the award in 2011

North East Business Executive Awards: The Role of Honour

The North East Businessman of the Year Award, now known as the North East Business Executive of the Year, has been presented since the 1980's

Vehicle rental firm Northgate Plc

Vehicle rental specialists Northgate Plc gears up for expansion

Northgate Plc has said it is driving ahead with plans to expand UK operations by more than 30% as a result of a restructuring plan

Andrew Hodgson

North East Business Executive of the Year 2012: Winner

The man who has reinvented the fortunes of what is now one of the North East's most successful engineering companies has spoken of his delight at being named this year's North East Business Executive of the Year

The award hall of fame

THE first winner of the North-East Business Executive of the Year, formerly the North-East Businessman of the Year Award, was unveiled in 1984.

Pub monitor cash doubles

Tees Valley winner James Dickson, chief executive, Brulines, Stockton.

Golfers enjoy super fun in the sunshine

Whickham Golf Club proved a superb setting for the 2007 Evening Chronicle Sunshine Fund and Golf North East Charity Day.

Business diary

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John Collins

Managing director of Reflex Vehicle Solutions.

Northgate results are on the right road

Van hire company Northgate yesterday described the first six months of this year's trading as "satisfactory".

Dynamic dozen vie for Journal awards

The shortlist of the best businesspeople in the region has been revealed.

Dettori is the Chief Operator

The powerful Godolphin team sent out its first two-year-old winner of the season when Chief Operator came out best under Frankie Dettori in the EBF/Northgate Vehicle Hire Ltd Maiden Stakes at Newcastle yesterday.

ICI paints a rosy picture for year

Ici surprised the market yesterday by reporting an 8% rise in first-quarter pre-tax profit and encouraged investors with a positive full-year outlook.

Triumphant Dad says happy birthday

North explorer Conrad Dickinson stepped into the history books yesterday - his daughter's birthday - when he arrived at the geographic North pole in record time.


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