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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Quantum Pharma laboratories updated

Quantum Pharma Plc increase revenues and profits on the back of flotation and acquisition

The County Durham-based drugs manufacturer and supplier hailed a "transformational" year as revenues reached £61.7m

Winners from the 2014 CIPD Awards

CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards: Shortlist of top North East firms revealed

Judges have decided on 29 finalists for the awards night at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, which takes place on June 11

Matt Hulbert, James Foster, Paul Hulbert

Golf tech innovators get into the swing of things with £125,000 investment

Product design studio Mustachio has created a device to monitor golfers' swings and help their game

Simon Fisher, group finance director at the Banks Group

Banks Group appoint former Newcastle Airport man Simon Fisher as finance director

Mr Fisher replaces Richard Dunkley who has moved into a lead role in Banks' Renewables and Property businesses

Mantank vehicles

Mantank expand in Stockton promising eight jobs

The environmental services firm, which moved to the North East two years ago, has taken larger premises on Portrack Lane Industrial Estate

RMT's head of corporate finance Greg Bolton and corporate finance manager Graham Brown

Gosforth based RMT say £6m first quarter fundraising indicates confidence across North East

The Gosforth-based accountancy practice reported a bumper first quarter for fundraising activity across its clients

Paul Smith of Ignite

Newcastle-grown Ignite plots expansion with London and Manchester programmes

Newcastle-grown accelerator experts are raising £1.8m to take their pre-seed programme to Manchester and London

Alex Smiles Ltd provides waste management services across the North East

Alex Smiles waste management company falls into administration triggering 50 job losses

Sunderland waste management firm has closed its gates after more than 40 years in business

Managing director Alex Hurst

Blyth's Phoenix Taxis plan £1m investment over next two years

The firm has brought in Danish technology to allow customers to hail and pay for their taxi via their mobile device, and estimates jobs will follow


Zytronic grows pre-tax profits on the back of touchscreen demand in ATM and vending markets

The Gateshead-based manufacturer saw pre-tax profits rise 15% to £1.6m in the first half of 2015, as gross margins increased


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