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First floor of the new Central Station pub

Welcome to Newcastle: Central Station pub plans receive go-ahead from council

New £600,000 pub and restaurant to be created by Breeze Ventures who own Newcastle's Pacific House

New North business Break90 aims to revolutionise golf market

Adrian Dye, Ron Wood, Rob Mullen, Fiona Lutz, Chris Holmes and Michael Smith
Rob Mullen has already employed four people at Break90, formed following financial backing from two former colleagues

Morpeth bottled water brand highlighted as manufacturing success story

Samples of Coca-Cola’s glacéau smartwater were available at the Invest in North East stand at Made in the UK
Coca-Cola smartwater, being manufactured in Northumberland, has been featured at a national business exhibition

New flights, facilities and larger aircraft boost passenger numbers at Newcastle Airport

Newcastle International Airport
New facilities, new services and the frequency of those services, as well as the introduction of larger aircraft at Newcastle International Airport, helped to drive up the number of passengers by 1.4% in 2013

NRG to handle Atom bank's recruitment

Atom Bank chairman Anthony Thomson
Newcastle-based recruitment agency will be seeking to fill hundreds of vacancies in Durham-based digital bank

Business Interviews

Welcome to Newcastle: Central Station pub plans receive go-ahead from council

First floor of the new Central Station pub
New £600,000 pub and restaurant to be created by Breeze Ventures who own Newcastle's Pacific House

Sage remains on track to hit growth targets

Guy Berruyer Chief Exec of Sage Group updated
In an interim management statement, the Newcastle headquartered company reported revenue increased by 4.7% over the first nine months of the year
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
Top price at the Borderway sale of young stock from the Lismulligan herd at 3900gns was heifer Lismulligan Priscilla 48

Cattle go under the hammer at Carlisle's Borderway Mart: July 16

Store cattle, weanlings and calves joined the fourth annual young stock sale from the Lismulligan herd at Carlisle's Borderway Mart

British Wool Marketing Board launches new website for kids

The British Wool Marketing Board website
The British Wool Marketing Board has launched a new website for schools to teach children about where wool comes from

Unpasteurised dairy products growing in popularity

Unpasteurised milk could soon be available from vending machines
Consumers may soon be able to buy untreated milk and cream from vending machines, the Food Standard Agency will hear today
Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher

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

22-year-old Jack Fisher who wowed the city with a video of iconic Tyneside sites discusses how his business is growing rapidly

SME demand triggers new division at Synergi IT

Peter Joynson of Synergi
The division, fronted by director and technology expert Justin Short, has been established to focus on Microsoft SharePoint services

Fitness entrepreneurs invest to boost digital presence

Kris Kennedy (Left) and John King (Right) with the new Fitstream app and website
FITSTREAM, which was set up by Kris Kennedy and Paul Cranston, hope a new app and website – – will lead to growth in customer nationally and internationally


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