Peter Kenyon

Pawnbrokers Ramsdens Financial suffer £8.4m drop in pre-tax profits

Middlesbrough-headquartered Ramsdens Financial said it suffered from falling gold prices

Peter Kenyon

Pawnbrokers Ramsdens in management buyout led by NorthEdge Capital

Northern private equity firm NorthEdge were helped by Muckle LLP in the undisclosed deal

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

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

Raith Rovers 4 Berwick Rangers 3

BATTLING Berwick Rangers were edged out of the Scottish Communities League Cup as First Division Raith Rovers came from behind three times to snatch victory at Kirkcaldy.

Berwick Rangers 2 Queens Park 2

BERWICK Rangers made a first-round exit from the Ramsdens Cup as they went down to Queens Park in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at Shielfield Park.

Scottish League Division Three

BERWICK Rangers boss Jimmy Crease has urged his team to shake off their cup hangover and focus on league business.

Berwick Rangers 1 Livingston 2

BERWICK Rangers’ hopes of causing an upset were dashed at the death as Livingston snatched a late winner at Shielfield Park to book their place in the semi-final of the Ramsdens Challenge Cup.

Scottish League Third Division

FOOTBALL returns to Shieldfield Park today – along with a very familiar face.

Dumbarton 0 Berwick Rangers 2

BERWICK Rangers’ impressive cup run goes on. The Borderers have now booked their place in the third round of the Ramsdens Cup after last night’s victory against second division Dumbarton.

Internet and ICT Award

The Internet and ICT Award recognises the creativity and ambition of companies at the heart of the IT sector and those in other sectors who can show they have used the technology effectively.


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