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Rob Mathieson (centre), winner of the 2013 Entrepreneurs Forums Emerging Talent award, with Steve Cram (left) and Richard Waterhouse, chief executive of award sponsor NBS

Shortlist unveiled for Entrepreneurs Forum Awards 2014

Business leaders from across the North East are in the running for two coveted awards

Next brand sales rise 10.7% after new store openings

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Retail giant Next has predicted a lift in profits after a strong start to 2014

Gallilford Try secures £11.5m for hundreds of affordable homes

Galliford Try Partnerships North has secured an £11.5m Affordable Homes Programme grant
AHP grant will benefit communities throughout the region

Farmers advised to act soon on RPA scheme changes

David Quayle, director of H&H Land and Property
Claimants must enrol anew online for the Basic Payment Scheme by the Rural Payment Agency

Visualsoft to treble turnover and create 50 new jobs after MBO

Visualsoft managing director Dean Benson, front, with (l to r) operations director Matt Burton, development director Tim Johnson and online marketing director David Duke
North East e-commerce firm Visualsoft aims to be at 'cutting edge' of the e-commerce sector

Business Interviews

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Next brand sales rise 10.7% after new store openings

Retail giant Next has predicted a lift in profits after a strong start to 2014

Shortlist unveiled for Entrepreneurs Forum Awards 2014

Rob Mathieson (centre), winner of the 2013 Entrepreneurs Forums Emerging Talent award, with Steve Cram (left) and Richard Waterhouse, chief executive of award sponsor NBS
Business leaders from across the North East are in the running for two coveted awards

Gallilford Try secures £11.5m for hundreds of affordable homes

Galliford Try Partnerships North has secured an £11.5m Affordable Homes Programme grant
AHP grant will benefit communities throughout the region
Paul Woolston, chair of the North East LEP, with Geoff Clark of Ravensworth Property Developments

North East LEP agrees funding to help build Portobello Trade Park

Trade park off the A1(M) at Birtley expected to create 244 jobs with new industrial units

Alnwick shopping parade fully occupied after string of deals

Paul Scrimshaw, owner of Marilyn & Melrose, which has taken a five-year lease on 12 Narrowgate, Alnwick
Four independent businesses have taken up space in properties on Narrowgate, a popular retail hub in Alnwick's Castle Quarter

Investing in the future of the North East

Aerial shot of the Team Valley Trading Estate
Two leading commercial property experts explain the importance of inward investment in the North East
David Quayle, director of H&H Land and Property

Farmers advised to act soon on RPA scheme changes

Claimants must enrol anew online for the Basic Payment Scheme by the Rural Payment Agency

North East peers launch attack on Government farming policies

Matt Ridley
Viscount Ridley leads call for an end to wasteful public subsidy for organic farms

Auction reports

Wilodge Eyecandy made 9,000gns at the British Limousin Cattle Society Breeders’ Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle
Acklington Mart, Darlington Mart, Hexham Mart, Longtown Mart, St Boswells Mart, Wooler Mart
GoodBrews owners Anthony Dickson and Samantha Smallwood and Nexus Operations Manager John Souter

Good Brews! Young bus driver turned coffee shop entrepreneur starts up in Gateshead

A former bus driver and his girlfriend have launched a coffee shop at Gateshead Interchange

Former professional footballer creates franchise opportunity

Former Newcastle United and Middlesbrough centre-half, Anthony (Anth) Cole who has set up a new business
One-time Toon star Anthony Cole aims to create the football stars of the future through his business

How Newcastle University graduate is making a business from hyperlapse film technology

Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher
22-year-old Jack Fisher who wowed the city with a video of iconic Tyneside sites discusses how his business is growing rapidly

Videos & Photos

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

Siemens Lead Craftsman Brian Shotton, at the Hebburn Plant, talks to Baroness Kramer during her visit.

Siemens' jobs boost is the start of a 'rail renaissance', manufacturers claim

Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher

How Newcastle University graduate is making a business from hyperlapse film technology

 

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