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Melanie Kemp and Jan Massey set up a baby photography company ten years ago which has now gone international

Photography for Little People entrepreneur tells of international franchising expansion

County Durham mother and daughter duo behind the baby photographing business have recently launched in Hong Kong

Gateshead-based motor retailers Vertu anticipate record full-year revenues and profits

Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors
The board expects trading performance to be in line with current market expectations, anticipating record sales and profits in the period.

CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards: Spotlight on this year's Change Management Project of the Year Award

Carsten Staehr, CEO of Cintra HR & Payroll Services
We take a look at this year's Change Management Project of the Year Award sponsored by Cintra HR & Payroll Services

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Melanie Kemp and Jan Massey set up a baby photography company ten years ago which has now gone international

Photography for Little People entrepreneur tells of international franchising expansion

County Durham mother and daughter duo behind the baby photographing business have recently launched in Hong Kong

Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors

Gateshead-based motor retailers Vertu anticipate record full-year revenues and profits

The board expects trading performance to be in line with current market expectations, anticipating record sales and profits in the period.

Carsten Staehr, CEO of Cintra HR & Payroll Services

CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards: Spotlight on this year's Change Management Project of the Year Award

We take a look at this year's Change Management Project of the Year Award sponsored by Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Richard Branson visits the Virgin Money Branch in Gosforth, pictured with Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Virgin Money full year results reveal record performance, with 127% increase in profits

The Newcastle business is also set to reward eligible employees following a landmark year, in which mortgage and credit card balances soared

Kelly Hill, left, and Georgina Dunkley of The Tonic Communications

PR agency The Tonic Communications gets behind Journal's campaign for prompt payment

Business with offices in North Tyneside and the Midlands says respect and trust are crucial to commercial relationships

Ensus bioethanol plant, at Wilton

Ensus shutdown: Bosses say it's 'high time' decision was made on green transport fuel

The bioethanol plant is awaiting an EU policy rethink next month - but expects market difficulties to continue for next few months

The exterior of the Handbag Clinic in Kings Road, Chelsea

Restoration experts from the North East open designer handbag clinic in Chelsea

The Handbag Clinic, which boasts celebrity customers including Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones and reality TV star Imogen Thomas, has opened in London.

Greggs on Neville Street, Newcastle City Centre updated

Greggs profits up 41% as food-on-the-go strategy pays off in stronger economy

Newcastle bakers are now selling around £1m in coffees every week as weather has helped an "exceptional" performance over the last year

A combine harvester at work on the 4,500 acre Ellington Estate in Northumberland

Crown Estate links up with Velcourt for new tenancy agreement at the Ellington Estate in Northumberland

First-of-its-kind move designed to encourage partnership working and investment by both landowner and farm manager

One of the projects IES has worked on

Stockton's IES land significant investment to fuel growth plans over 2015

The specialists in electrical distribution packages have used the funding to buy training and equipment, which has helped to growth turnover

Newcastle Crowne Plaza hotel sales director, Amanda McBride, with the general manager Andrew Fox

Crowne Plaza hotel in Newcastle's Stephenson Quarter now taking bookings

The new hotel is on schedule from July but its new website, which has just gone live, is taking bookings from September

Finley Structures Managing Director Julie Finley (left) with hospitality consultant Kim Fryer outside the former Presswork Metals building on Aycliffe Business Park

World War II factory to be named 'ROF 59' in permanent memorial to Aycliffe Angels

“We recognise the important historical significance of the factory and the Aycliffe Angels who used to work there." - Managing director Julie Finley

Carillion

Carillion hold revenues steady at £4.1bn and build pre-tax profits to £142.6m

Construction services firm cultivated a high quality order book and also revealed a £1.5bn contract to provide Scape Group with facilities management

An oil rig in the North Sea

Plummeting exploration is threatening the future of North Sea oil

Oil price crash and decline in production have led to historical lows in exploratory wells being sunk

William Fraser on left, Depot Manager Fiona Millburn in middle and on right Tom Fraser

Mobile Mini acquire rival container business from Scottish firm Fraser Ltd

First acquisition in seven years for the Stockton-based container storage and accommodation specialist

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

Sir Richard was in Newcastle to promote Virgin StartUp and said the UK's business funding gap is an opportunity for his bank

Louise Hunter, director of corporate affairs at Northumbrian Water Ltd

NIBE and business school to host discussion on ethics in businesses

With input from Northumbrian Water, Hodgson Sayers and others, event aims to establish peer support network

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic updated

Redundancies and new chief executive at County Durham manufacturer Filtronic

Firm with County Durham base has replaced its chief executive after announcing expected drop in sales

Lord Livingston and Jim Parr from Glanbia Performance Nutrition

North East Exporters' Awards: Search begins for best medium and large exporters

Businesses with a turnover of more than £25m are eligible to enter hotly contested category in North East Exporters' Awards

Two lambs

Keep dogs under control in the countryside during lambing season, says CLA

Landowners' organisation warns of the dangers to pregnant ewes and potential harm caused by fleeing sheep

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Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

 

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