Tom Keighley

Tom Keighley

Tom Keighley is a business reporter covering North East companies and joined us in 2014. He covers a broad range of business topics with specific responsibility for subsea, oil & gas, energy; small business and professional services.

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From left: Andrew McFarlane, Mactech managing director; Simon Thorne, Mactech general manager (standing) and Ung Gyu Kim, e-MARINE chief executive officer

Mactech Inspections to send British and European workers into Asian energy sector

The Whitley Bay-based staffing and recruitment firm have signed a deal with South Korean-headquartered e-Marine

From left: Paul Slater. Richard McGlasham, Dave Stidolph, Hekla Goodman, Paul Wigham

Fit Gurus close £200,000 of investment including funds from top investment syndicate

The Newcastle-based fitness industry start-up has attracted £100,000 from US-based investment syndicate AngelList and proof of concept funds

Some of the gantry cranes which Techservices and Stella Maintenance Technologies will help to convert

Two North East firms win multi-million pound contract to convert Port of Felixstowe cranes

Gateshead's Techservices and Blaydon's Stella Maintenance Technologies have been chosen by Hutchinson Ports UK to carry out a three-year contract.

Teesport

Teesport operators grow pre-tax profits to £6.3m on increased cargo volumes

Brookfield Ports saw revenue increase to £133.43m as the group's North East business enjoyed increased volumes

John Cridland addressed an audience of business people at Northumbria University

Devolution is best opportunity yet to tackle North East skills problem, says CBI chief

CBI chief John Cridland thinks increased decision making in the region could be improve productivity and reduce inequality

Simon Green, director of Venturefest North East

North East businesses offered chance to get in front of investors

Panel of more than 25 investors will gather at October's Venturefest North East event and organisers are looking for businesses who want to pitch

De La Rue products

Shake up on De La Rue board as Gill Rider to leave in summer

The bank note printers are bringing two new non-executive directors on to the board as Dr Rider steps down as chairman of the Remuneration Committee

From left: Alok Loomba and Sarah Smith, Sintons; Katie Lewis, manager, and Olly Henderson, owner, Mannys New York Pizza Deli

Manny's New York Pizza Deli aims to take slice of Newcastle pizza market

Olly Henderson, the North East entrepreneur behind Capology, has launched a New York style pizza deli

Newcastle castle keep and the Tyne Bridge

Funds managed by Newcastle's NVM Private Equity see returns fall

NVM Private Equity detailed the performance of three of its venture capital trusts in the six months to the end of March

Glen Moreno

Glen Moreno takes up chairman seat at Virgin Money

The Californian businessman replaces David Clementi, who is expected retire in June

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