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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AMF member company Cell Pack Solutions and their MD Eddie Czestochowski

Innovation key for future growth of North East Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing Forum is determined to counter statistics which show the North East lags behind other areas

A CGI of the proposed Story Homes development in Backworth, North Tyneside, for Northumberland Estates

Story Homes' partnership with Northumberland Estates to deliver 180 new homes

The development is expected to bring benefits to the local economy over the life of the development through direct and indirect job opportunities.

PR PIC, Northern Powergrid engineers on site

Operating profit tops £415m at Northern Powergrid Holdings Company

The firm, which made record investments in the network last year, is preparing to see revenues drop as a result of Ofgem rules

Emma Cook trainee technical surveyor with Leazes Homes

Leazes Homes highlights women in construction with new technical apprentice

Newcastle-based Leazes Homes is addressing the issue of the skills gap as well as the importance of women in technical roles

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek

Sedgefield-based Kromek announces multiple deals worth almost $1m

The radiation detection technology firm has secured contracts with new and existing clients, in the medical, nuclear and security markets.

Dame Margaret Barbour

Clothing company Barbour pays out £10m dividend as sales rise 10%

Turnover rose to £167m at the South Tyneside-headquartered firm as demand grew for its 'Made in the UK' products

Lesley Spuhler, chief executive of the Foundation of Light

Business Interview: Lesley Spuhler, chief executive of the Foundation of Light

Foundation of Light chief executive reveals how the North East business community can help empower people to drive the economy forward

Charlie Mullins of Pimlico Plumbers

300 business attend Entrepreneurs' Forum Spring Conference

The future of leadership and entrepreneurship were at the fore as a 300-strong audience attended the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s Spring conference

Ground cutting at Beck View, Gleeson Homes new development at Cargo Fleet, Middlesbrough

Housebuilder MJ Gleeson reports 42% of purchasers using Help to Buy initiative

The firm, which has offices in Wynyard and Chester-le-Street, said full year profits to June 2015 could exceed expectations.


Travelodge on the hunt for new hotel site in Newcastle as part of new strategy

Travelodge has six hotels within six miles of Newcastle city centre but is keen to open more close to burgeoning ports, where occupancy is rising


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