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The offices of Newcastle firm True Potential

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

Financial services business has announced strong growth in profits and turnover in the first half of 2014

Arriva express disappointment after Crossrail contract loss

The Crossrail project is just one of the London schemes that gobble up the lion’s share of the national transport budget
Arriva is determined to explore rail opportunities despite losing out in the Crossrail contract

Dualling A1 could bring in nearly £400m to North East economy

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Single carriageway section of the A1 in Northumberland
Northumberland County Council report shows economic case of dualling the A1 North of Newcastle

Jeremy Middleton ups investment in cable management company D-Line

D-Line founder Paul Ruddick (right) with Paul Woolston and Jeremy Middleton of investors Middleton Enterprises
After buying Northstar Ventures shares in D-Line last year, Middleton has now bought out fellow-investor Helen McArdle

Sage moves further into German payroll market with Exact Software Deutschland acquisition

An aerial view of the Sage headquarters at Newcastle Great Park
North East software giant continues its growth with a £12 million acquisition of a key European firm

Business Interviews

Cash, money, currency

Tough 2013 conditions hit fertiliser company

GrowHow UK Ltd directors "confident" for firm's future, despite significant impact of price increases

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

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
Paul Scrimshaw, owner of Marilyn & Melrose, which has taken a five-year lease on 12 Narrowgate, Alnwick

Alnwick shopping parade fully occupied after string of deals

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

Kevan Carrick: It's time to deliver...

Kevan Carrick
Kevan Carrick gives his thoughts on the funding allocation for LEPs in the first wave of funding for the Government's Growth Deal
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
Carole White

Carole White: Making it your business to get out there and be seen

Carole White, Head of Business and Operations TEDCO Business Support Ltd gives her advices on starting up a business

Government must be more ambitious on broadband, says FSB North East

FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon
A leading business organisation has proposed a series of measures to put business at the core of investment in broadband infrastructure

Neil Warwick: Lawyers can help even if you're not in trouble

Neil Warwick
A good relationship with a lawyer can help in most circumstances, not just when businesses have problems, says Neil Warwick

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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