Coreena Ford

Coreena Ford

Coreena Ford is a senior reporter with our Business & Commercial Unit. She has covered a range of topics during her career and has been with us since 1997.

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Jill Lloyd, founder of Reallywantedthings.com

Monkseaton mother's new website aims to revolutionise party presents

Through the website, party hosts offer guests an easy and economical alternative to the traditional gift-buying process

Leader of Sunderland City Council, Cllr Paul Watson, left, with Paul Butler, chief executive of the North East Automotive Alliance, at automotive supply company R-Tek

R-Tek Ltd seeks new customers as sales fall following volume drop at key customer

Sales remain strong at R-Tek's Washington plant, but revenues were affected at the Welsh plant by a drop in orders from Honda

The Dukesway development at Team Valley

North East trade parks flourish as investors seek property alternatives

'Investors see the market as offering strong national tenants and potential for rental growth,' said Roger Speir, Bilfinger GVA

Five Guys burger restaurant in Friary Street, Guildford

Five Guys among new restaurants set to open at intu Metrocentre in Gateshead

Restaurant chains Coast to Coast and Five Guys have signed lease deals to open at the Gateshead shopping complex intu Metrocentre

Jeff Alexander of Surgo Construction

Northern Counties Builders Federation baffled by poor take-up of financial merits

The federation is considering giving three £1,000 bursaries to interested North East Universities - a welcome boost for students

Brazilian engineer Glaucio Cordeiro who has come to Tyneside

Tyneside firm ensures technology transfer to Bric subsidiary

Express Engineering is ensuring that its Brazilian subsidiary is benefitting from its long-established expertise

An aerial view of the planned Prudhoe Hall development by Gentoo

Gentoo's £92m homes scheme on site of Prudhoe Hospital gets approval

Architects Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall have designed the scheme, which will secure around 140 construction jobs

Tony Hobbs, founder of Baltic Training Services

County Durham training firm launches rail apprentices division

The County Durham initiative hopes to benefit from billions promised to improve rail infrastructure in the coming years

Nissan's vice president for manufacturing in the UK, Kevin Fitzpatrick, and Paul Blanchard, manufacturing director at Komatsu UK, with Nissan and Komatsu vehicles

Japanese giants Komatsu and Nissan to work together on NEAA project

The firms will share tips as one of the first link-ups organised by the new North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA)

Councillor Harry Trueman, deputy leader, Sunderland City Council and Paul Stott, owner of Lasercutouts

Expanding Sunderland business Lasercutouts targets new jobs

Lasercutouts' new base in Crowther Industrial Estate give it space to prepare for the Christmas rush – which starts in June.

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