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Justin Urquhart-Stewart (front) visited the North East for a meeting of the Academy of Chief Executives. Pictured with, from left, Tony Brown, director at Metrology Software Products, Alnwick; Marianne Whitfield, managing director of Cobweb Information Limited, Gateshead; Peter Ivey, chief operating officer at BEL Valves, Newcastle; and Alex Hayward, managing director at Phusion IM, Billingham

Financial guru calls for shake-up in North East funding

Justin Urquhart Stewart has called for a major overhaul of business funding in the North East

Burberry is lifted by Chinese demand

Cara Delevingne leads out models during Burberry's Autumn/Winter 2014 show
Departing chief exec Angela Ahrendts set to leave the group on a high after seeing no let-up in demand from Chinese consumers

C&A Pumps go global with latest pump contracts

Alan Roberts, managing director of C & A Pumps and Engineering
C&A Pumps and Engineering has been appointed to supply and maintain products for the German firm Vogelsang

South Tyneside Professional and Vocational College students learn from successful dealership

Nicole Gallagher had various jobs after studying at college but took up an apprentice programme to become a mechanic
Esh facilitates group enjoyed a two-hour visit to Benfield Ford’s new £5.8m outlet on Newcastle Road, Sunderland

Port of Sunderland to develop European presence after successful year

Aerial view of Port of Sunderland
One of the region’s ports said it is developing its European presence after reporting a successful year

Business Interviews

Dr. Martens

PR company wins contract with Dr. Martens

Firm will be responsible for promoting Northern and Scottish stores

Durham University awards honorary degrees to business leaders

Prof. Chris Higgins, Vice chancellor of Durham University
Bob Young and Tony and Barbara Laithwaite have been recognised for their contribution to Durham University

C&A Pumps go global with latest pump contracts

Alan Roberts, managing director of C & A Pumps and Engineering
C&A Pumps and Engineering has been appointed to supply and maintain products for the German firm Vogelsang

Demand rises for Newcastle city centre space

City centre office space has seen fresh interest across the region. Three North East commercial agents deliver their views

Two more firms move to Quorum Business Park

Quorumn Business Park
Quorum Business Park continues to witness new job growth having recently welcomed two established North East businesses to the North Newcastle business park

Kevan Carrick: North East has a good story to tell -so let's tell the world

Kevan Carrick
When you read this I will be presenting a paper at the 10th Annual International Conference on the Real Estate Market in Croatia
Farmers and landowners are often left to clear up fly-tipped rubbish

North East farmers warned of rash of Easter flytipping

The CLA in the North is demanding action over people who think it acceptable to dump their rubbish on farmers' fields, gateways and hedges

French film maker explores North hill farming life with Addicted to Sheep film

Film-maker Magali Pettier
A North East sheep farming family star in a new film by French director Magali Pettier, which is hoped will be shown at the Amsterdam Film Festival

Defra funds programme of vaccinations for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus

Many farmers are now vaccinating against Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus
A free vaccination programme for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus is being rolled out in Northumberland
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

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

Andrew Moffat

Port of Tyne Chief Executive Andrew Moffat takes on national role



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