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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Ben Crosby

Monday Interview: Ben Crosby, director, catering equipment suppliers Crosbys

From golf course to warehouse, Ben Crosby takes us behind the curtain of a North East family business

Tony Goodwin, chief executive officer of Antal International

Newcastle dealmakers advise on Antal International's acquisition of Smart Moves

A team from Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance worked on the significant recruitment industry move

David Knight, CEO of ScS, at the London Stock Exchange to open trading on Friday, January 30, with members of staff

ScS blame warm weather and election uncertainty for poor Easter trading

The sofa and flooring retailer said order intake was 15.9% below last year in the four weeks up to May 2

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon

Gateshead-based Sevcon grows revenues despite impact of strong US dollar

The electric vehicle motor controller designers and manufacturers saw profits rise from £594,636 to £627,453 in the six months to March

A&P Group's site on the Tyne

Union meets A&P Tyne bosses to negotiate the future of 58 jobs

Unite officials say the firm has promised to release temporary and agency workers before any compulsory redundancies take effect

Leon Howe of The Business Factory

Design graduates turn bright idea into quirky table lamp business

David Milligan and Will Sutton have launched a range of lamps that incorporate silhouettes of faces in the base

Mark Penny, commercial manager at J & B Recycling

J&B Recycling secure three-year Sunderland City Council deal, creating three jobs

The Teesside-based waste management firm will process around 20,000 tonnes of recyclable material each year as part of the contract

John Waterworth, chief executive of Parkdean Holidays

Parkdean Holidays owner's profits boosted by holidaying Brits

The company behind the portfolio of 24 UK holiday parks saw operating profit rise nearly 20% to £19.7m last year, and trading is still strong

A&P Group's site on the Tyne updated

Jobs at A&P Group's Hebburn base under threat as company enters consultation period

Nearly 60 jobs are currently under threat as the ship repair and conversion firm consult with staff and trade unions

Polyester Film Pilot Line at DuPont Teijin Films' Global Technology Centre, Wilton

Profits tumble at Wilton's DuPont Teijin Films UK

The Teesside-based maker of photovoltaic cells and synthetic films said weak demand and low pricing had impacted turnover

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