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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

School partners with Rolls-Royce for top apprenticeship scheme

Excelsior teacher Joseph Temple, pupils Nauman Ahmad and Hasan Ahmed, and Rolls-Royce Training Centre team leader Steven Bolton
Excelsior Academy teenagers are set to forge engineering careers through scheme at Rolls-Royce's North East Training Centre

Newburn firm True Potential see pre-tax profits grow 104%

The offices of Newcastle firm True Potential
Financial services business has announced strong growth in profits and turnover in the first half of 2014

North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon secures debate on late payments to SMEs

Mary Glindon MP
Glindon is one of a growing number of MPs to express concern at potentially devastating effect of delays in payment by local government

Durham University firm Kromek wins $620,000 bottle scanner contract

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek which develops materials and products for radiation detection
Bottle scanner technology is to be used for airport security at a number of Asian airports

Business Interviews

Excelsior teacher Joseph Temple, pupils Nauman Ahmad and Hasan Ahmed, and Rolls-Royce Training Centre team leader Steven Bolton

School partners with Rolls-Royce for top apprenticeship scheme

Excelsior Academy teenagers are set to forge engineering careers through scheme at Rolls-Royce's North East Training Centre

Dipsticks Research shakes up its team after expert advice from Oxford Innovation

Fiona Raglan, founder of Dipsticks, with Mike Jobson from Oxford Innovation
Hexham firm gets help from growth experts to assess how to keep its marketing intelligence ahead of the competition

North East LEP agrees funding to help build Portobello Trade Park

Paul Woolston, chair of the North East LEP, with Geoff Clark of Ravensworth Property Developments
Trade park off the A1(M) at Birtley expected to create 244 jobs with new industrial units
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
Rachel Fife of Coldrife Farm near Chathill

How young farmer Rachel Fife is trading Northumberland for Brisbane

Rachel Fife will represent Northumberland at the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth Conference

Northern Farmers and Landowners Group shocked at Owen Paterson sacking

Owen Paterson
Owen Paterson was a well-regarded countryman on top of his Defra brief, says Angus Collingwood-Cameron

Thousands of sheep to be sold in Harrison and Hetherington centres this year

H&H auctioneers Mark Richardson, Grant Anderson and James Little
Buyers from across the country and even Europe will snap up pedigree and commercial rams and ewes at huge sheep sales from this month
Mary Glindon MP

North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon secures debate on late payments to SMEs

Glindon is one of a growing number of MPs to express concern at potentially devastating effect of delays in payment by local government

Move It Studios becomes social enterprise

Helen Telford of Move It Studios
The Business Factor is helping entrepreneur Helen Telford expand his business to reach a wider base

Growth planned at Bubble T break as Taiwanese drinks prove a hit with students

Wei-Lung Tsai who runs the Bubble T Break Cafe in Newcastle City Centre.
The owner of a cafe selling bubble tea says he wants to open a second establishment and eventually turn the business into a franchise

Videos & Photos

Junior youth worker John Rudd in the Cafe at Space 2

How Space 2 is giving hope to Newcastle's youngsters

Kevin Carr: Staying ahead of the game in North East transport

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Hadrian's Wall image could hold key to £1 million of free advertising for the North East

 

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