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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Former Sunderland Echo office

Up to 60 jobs to be created by retailer Tecaz in deal to buy former Sunderland Echo offices

The kitchen and bathroom firm are transforming the site on Pennywell Industrial Estate into a warehousing unit

Visage , in South Shields

Family firm secures £100m refinance deal to drive forward property investments

Union Property Services is owned by the Sehgal family who founded fashion firm Visage which was sold for £175m in 2010

Wallsend Town Hall

Tyneside business centre welcomes newest tenant and celebrates major milestone

Property development company Sovereign Adavo has welcomed another tenant to The Town Hall in Wallsend

Storage container convertors, Anna Hedworth of the Cook House and Andy Aitchison of Northern Alchemy

Start-up businesses upcycling shipping containers to launch dream ventures

Mini Mobile UK is making the most of a growing trend among firms to convert shipping containers into business spaces

Dudley-based Shasun Pharma Solutions

Shasun Pharma expect significant sales growth after actioning new company strategy

The firm is focusing on new areas after the loss of a key project - a move which has so far secured 70% of its sales target for this year.

Waymarks Paul Lofthouse (left) with Ian Wright (centre) and Steve Reeves

Waymark software helps pioneering filmmakers New World Designs

New World Designs are one of a handful of firms around the globe who film in 'bullet time' - an effect made famous in The Matrix trilogy

The Vreo team: Ross Embleton, Lorreen Butler and the firm's founder Mark Vernon

Generation NE puts designs in place for North Shields-based Vreo to grow

The emerging technical design consultancy is expanding with help from the partnership, which is part of the North East LEP's Growth Deal

Left to right, Joel Brakey, chief operating officer at Assetic, Justin Short, Synergi director with Peter Joynson, Synergi MD and Robert Turner, Assetic chief finance officer

Gateshead IT firm Synergi creates new division to market new software in the UK

The Gateshead business has signed an exclusive UK partnership with world-leading Australian software firm, Assetic

Matthew and Cathy Stephenson of Sweetdreams, based in Cramlington

Northumberland confectioners set out plans for expansion into South of England and Ireland

Sweetdreams is celebrating its 30th anniversary as it sets out ambitious plans for growth over the next five years

Newcastle Central Station

Newcastle Central Station regeneration triggers further investment into city centre

The £20m regeneration of Newcastle Central Station is triggering a chain reaction of further investment

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