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Chief executive of the Newcastle Building Society Jim Willens

Newcastle Building Society grows pre-tax profits to £800,000

Newcastle Building Society has posted half-year pre-tax profits of £800,000 - a reversal of the firm's fortunes at the start of 2013

Sports Direct branch into fitness sector with gym acquisitions

Sports Direct
NUFC owner Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct is going up against rival JD Sports with plans to branch into fitness

Forensic pioneers ARRO Supranano make Oxfordshire acquisition

Managing Director of Arro Supranano, Eamonn Cooney, with a set of finger prints at Newcastle University
Newcastle University-based ward winning forensics innovators ARRO Supranano buy up Manlove Forensics Ltd

Rymote target new markets with network product for SMEs

Al Yong of Rymote
Sunderland's Rymote are using Cisco technology to enter new markets and increase turnover

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

Business Interviews

Sports Direct

Sports Direct branch into fitness sector with gym acquisitions

NUFC owner Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct is going up against rival JD Sports with plans to branch into fitness

Newcastle Building Society grows pre-tax profits to £800,000

Chief executive of the Newcastle Building Society Jim Willens
Newcastle Building Society has posted half-year pre-tax profits of £800,000 - a reversal of the firm's fortunes at the start of 2013

Pamela Petty: How watercooler moments have helped shape her career at Ebac

Pamela Petty is managing director of Newton Aycliffe firm
Petty flies the flag for women in engineering, has starred in a BBC documentary about chest freezers and reveals how she relaxes with dressmaking
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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