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Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley

Sports Direct enters partnership with golf retailer Direct Golf UK

Direct Golf UK says links with Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct will help it become a leader in its field

We're on a roll: How North East bakery giant Greggs lifted sales and profits

Feature on Greggs who make pasties, sausage rolls and sandwiches
Finance Director Richard Hutton reveals how changes are lifting sales at North East bakery giant Greggs

Houston springboard for North East companies

George Rafferty, chief executive of NOF Energy left, and Paul Charlton, chairman of NOF Energy, right
North East firms are winning more work in a booming market in the North America Oil & Gas sector

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Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley

Sports Direct enters partnership with golf retailer Direct Golf UK

Direct Golf UK says links with Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct will help it become a leader in its field

Feature on Greggs who make pasties, sausage rolls and sandwiches

We're on a roll: How North East bakery giant Greggs lifted sales and profits

Finance Director Richard Hutton reveals how changes are lifting sales at North East bakery giant Greggs

George Rafferty, chief executive of NOF Energy left, and Paul Charlton, chairman of NOF Energy, right

Houston springboard for North East companies

North East firms are winning more work in a booming market in the North America Oil & Gas sector

Bill O'Neill of UBS

UBS expert will be keynote speaker at Journal breakfast event

Bill O'Neill believes the implications of Scottish independence for the North East could be 'dramatic'

Greggs

Strong trading at Greggs as profits soar 48%

The turnaround continues at North East bakery giant Greggs, with sales and profits on the up

The old Ritz Cinema on High Street West, Wallsend

Former Tyneside town centre cinema set to become JD Wetherspoon pub

JD Weatherspoons have submitted a planning bid for the former Wallsend Ritz cinema on High Street West

DCS offices in Killingworth

Double-digit growth for Killingworth firm DCS

A firm which continued to recruit during the recession has now seen its investment strategy pay off

North East Business Executive of the Year Awards 2014: Search for the Durham & Wearside champion

We speak to 2013 Durham & Wearside winner Peter Walls, Gentoo group chief executive, as we look to find his successor this year

Left to right: Alan Suggett, Mark Simpson, Simon Richards and Neville Bearpark

Newcastle firm UNW close three deals in a week

Dealmakers at Newcastle-based UNW have secured three deals for North East firms in the last week

Sachins restaurant in Newcastle

Sachins launches new ready meal range in partnership with Fenwick

Popular Newcastle restaurant expands its offering after the success of its event catering business

Council Leader Nick Forbes talks to Brandon Lewis (right), Minister for Communities and Local Government and Paul Woolston, Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnetship above the Stephenson Quarter

Radical approach needed by Government to free up finances for Newcastle

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes calls for more power to be devolved to the city

Joe Thornhill of Ward Hadaway

Ward Hadaway advise on £265m Scotswood homes development

The Newcastle law firm advise on a project to develop 1,800 eco-friendly homes in the Scotswood area

Sports Direct

Sports Direct branch into fitness sector with gym acquisitions

NUFC owner Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct is going up against rival JD Sports with plans to branch into fitness

Chief executive of the Newcastle Building Society Jim Willens

Newcastle Building Society grows pre-tax profits to £800,000

Newcastle Building Society has posted half-year pre-tax profits of £800,000 - a reversal of the firm's fortunes at the start of 2013

Pamela Petty is managing director of Newton Aycliffe firm

Pamela Petty: How watercooler moments have helped shape her career at Ebac

Petty flies the flag for women in engineering, has starred in a BBC documentary about chest freezers and reveals how she relaxes with dressmaking

Managing Director of Arro Supranano, Eamonn Cooney, with a set of finger prints at Newcastle University

Forensic pioneers ARRO Supranano make Oxfordshire acquisition

Newcastle University-based award winning forensics innovators ARRO Supranano buy up Manlove Forensics Ltd

Al Yong of Rymote

Rymote target new markets with network product for SMEs

Sunderland's Rymote are using Cisco technology to enter new markets and increase turnover

Next

Next brand sales rise 10.7% after new store openings

Retail giant Next has predicted a lift in profits after a strong start to 2014

Rob Mathieson (centre), winner of the 2013 Entrepreneurs Forums Emerging Talent award, with Steve Cram (left) and Richard Waterhouse, chief executive of award sponsor NBS

Shortlist unveiled for Entrepreneurs Forum Awards 2014

Business leaders from across the North East are in the running for two coveted awards

Galliford Try Partnerships North has secured an £11.5m Affordable Homes Programme grant

Gallilford Try secures £11.5m for hundreds of affordable homes

AHP grant will benefit communities throughout the region

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Feature on Greggs who make pasties, sausage rolls and sandwiches

We're on a roll: How North East bakery giant Greggs lifted sales and profits

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

Siemens Lead Craftsman Brian Shotton, at the Hebburn Plant, talks to Baroness Kramer during her visit.

Siemens' jobs boost is the start of a 'rail renaissance', manufacturers claim

 

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