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Kevin Brennan, Chief Executive of Quorn Foods

Quorn Foods' Billingham site expansion leads to 400 new jobs

Quorn Foods is building a third fermenter at its Billingham site to keep up with growing global demand for its meat-free products

Business Supplement: Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property
Ideas are the lifeblood of every successful business. Protecting, developing and exploiting those ideas is key. Taking the right approach to intellectual property rights can protect those ideas

Factory orders rising at fastest speed since 1995

In the three months to April, growth in total order books and domestic orders was the strongest since 1995
The CBI's Industrial Trends survey found that in the three months to April, growth in total order books and domestic orders was the strongest since 1995

Record £1m sales target for growing city agency Walton Robinson

Jaimie Hocking, Mark Walton and Richard Ponton
Newcastle housing firm Walton Robinson is on course to make its first £1m in sales as it marks 13 years in business

R3 research points to strong recovery for manufacturing in the North East

Allan Kelly
Research by insolvency trade body R3 has revealed the North East's manufacturing industry is outperforming its counterparts in every other area of the country

Business Interviews

Racing at Kelso Racecourse

Border firms invited to network at Kelso Racecourse event

The event - open to businesses in the Borders, Northumberland, Dumfries & Galloway and the Lothians - will be held in the Pavilion Marquee, Kelso Racecourse, between noon and 3pm

Sunderland event to help pair firms with graduates

The National Glass Centre in Sunderland
Sunderland companies are invited to find out more about how highly skilled graduates can help their businesses grow at a network event this month

Muckle LLP launch year of Toma Fund support

Hugh Welch, Senior Partner, Muckle LLP
Muckle LLP has chosen to support Gateshead-based Toma Fund as its main charity to benefit from 12 months of support and fundraising
Miriam Davidson, Julie Binks and Debby Lamont

Success at the double for Middleton Hall Retirement Village

Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, has invested millions in its expansion plans, which include the Waterside development – zero-carbon retirement homes set beside a pond and wetland area designed to attract wildlife

Region 'must promote Brand North East'

Region 'must promote Brand North East'
The past year has seen many changes in the North East. Tim Evans looks at some key progress and the importance of promoting the region

Kevan Carrick: North East needs to speak with one voice

Kevan Carrick
The run-up to Easter saw the publication of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s Strategic Economic Plan
A horse display at the Northumberland County Show

Time running out for entries to Northumberland County Show classes

The deadline for entries to the show classes of the Northumberland County Show is fast approaching

Checks are key to UK pig business success, says ABN

Industry specialist company ABN is advising UK pig producers that effective monitoring and benchmarking of performance is crucial to success

NFU urges people to get behind great British beef

Beef cattle
The NFU is calling for consumers, retailers and Government to back British farming and play their part
Bridget Holmstrom

Bridget helps Teesside small businesses prepare for growth

Finance expert Bridget Holmstrom has set up a financial company to help Teesside small business owners keep an eye on their balance sheets

Bailey & Co estate agents opens in Jesmond

Regional estate agent Ben Bailey has launched his own practice which he says will provide a more tailor, locally-focused service

North East small business owners urged to spring-clean their finances

Spending chiefs have urged the creation of a new £200m fund to help SMEs
David Ingram of TaxAssist Accountants in Gosforth, Newcastle, is urging small business owners not to be caught out by changes in the latest Budget

Videos & Photos

North East Business Awards 2014: All the companies in the running for top prizes at next month's awards

The Economic Forecast Breakfast at Ramside Hall

Economic Forecast Breakfast highlights key issues for North East economy

The Liquid Envy nightclub, Newcastle

Newcastle nightclub to be demolished for student housing



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