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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Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger Plc

Grainger pre-tax profits impacted by failed Clifden Holdings sale

The Newcastle property company saw £18.2m one off costs on its re-acquisition of the Equity Release Increments Limited subsidiary

Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors updated

Gateshead's Vertu armed with £40m war chest to continue dealership acquisitions in the UK

The Gateshead-based car retailers generated more than £2bn in revenue in the year to the end of February 2015, and chalked up pre-tax profit of £21m

Mark Clare, CEO of Barratt Developments

Barratts Developments drives forward sales thanks to attractive mortgage market

The house builder drove forward sales to £2.5bn in the 19 weeks to May 10 and pointed to strong demand for new build homes in the UK

Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors

Gateshead firm Vertu plc ups dividends on another stellar set of results

The Gateshead-based car retailers generated more than £2bn in revenue in the year to the end of February 2015, and chalked up pre-tax profit of £21m

Kevin Turnbull (left) and Neville Takiar of TT Law

TT Law expands on North Tyneside and earns shortlisting for top award

The dispute resolution specialists have moved from its former Gosforth home into a larger base on Cobalt Business Park

Jon Bradford, managing director TechStars London

Jon Bradford credits the North East as a catalyst in the global start-up movement

The start-up accelerator man began his journey in the North East and has stopped to look at the concept's impact in the region

Sistema FIRJAN president, Eduardo Eugenio Gouvêa Vieira (left) and Joanne Leng MBE, deputy chief executive of NOF Energy (right) sign the MOU agreement

NOF Energy partners with Brazilian body to connect energy supply chain across the pond

County Durham-headquartered NOF Energy has signed an agreemen with Sistema Firjan, which represents business in the state of Rio de Janeiro

Vikkie Wilkinson, commercial manager of Gateshead CAB Enterprises, and Richard Owen, employment adviser

Gateshead Citizens Advice Bureau launches social enterprise in response to Legal Aid employment law cuts

With a team of two, Job Law has been set up to offer support to those who can not afford employment lawyers' standard fees

Space Design Associates: Keith Richardson and Claire Richardson

Stockton interior designers are first to sign up as tenants of Fusion Hive

Space Design Associates are set to move into the multi-million digital and scientific business hub in Stockton this summer

Redu's Gary Hunter (left) and Darren Williams

Redu on course for £2m turnover as growth outstrips founders' expectations

The Seaham-based start-up has found a winning formula in promoting deals via social media and website brands

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