Keith Gill and his wife Pauline converted their Lanchester home into a bed and breakfast, resulting in rave reviews and awards.
The wing is part of a £16m development at the hotel, which will be completed when the Spa at Ramside opens this summer.
Rolls' Sunderland Pallion site will benefit from work on engines for Emirates Airbus A380 superjumbos
David Land is heading up a new engineering University Technical College (UTC) for the region and says construction is planned to start in August
The four year-old Ouseburn firm saw turnover rise 50% to £600,000 in 2014, and now has its sights on the £1m milestone
SIGMA programme radiation detection contract modification comes as technology firm foresees 38% revenue rise
Chief executive of Teesside firm, Jon Mabbitt, says results can be translated to higher volume applications
The Newcastle firm is back in the black after a huge year of consistent housing schemes, and sales have soared from £8m to £27m.
'The Lynemouth site fits very well with the rest of our property portfolio in the North East,' said Owen Michaelson, CEO of Harworth Group.
The Sunderland-headquartered printing group has extended its footprint across Europe following a year of growth
The South Tyneside firm - the North East's largest small brewery - expanded massively in recent years but has run into cash flow problems, it said
Crops Board chairman for the North East, Brett Askew, says legislators have been bullied into a U-turn by pressure groups
'Taking ownership of the Middlesbrough Goods Yard strategically underpins the investments we have made over recent years,' said Gary Dawson.
Innovative web-based technology is set to help the firm improve the way in which it utilises fuel resources across its mining operations
Ignite100 alumni Radu Oprea, Dragos Bardac and Ovidiu Naclad came to the North East to develop their idea and have chosen to stay in the region
The chamber are calling for action to encourage and support greater levels of female entrepreneurship, and to bridge the gender gap in skills.
Dr Yvonne Gale takes over after 13 years at the company, which has put more than £92m into North East businesses since its establishment in 1989
Housebuilder sees rises in sales, new homes and site openings, but experiences problems in securing planning consents as election approaches
Representatives from CSR Times Electric visited SMD's Wallsend operations to mark the completion of £120m takeover deal
The insurance lead firm is creating 40 news jobs at its base in Trinity Gardens, less than two years after setting up in the North East.