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Guy Readman

Leading businessman Guy Readman has ended his life in a Dignitas clinic

The former North East businessman of the year died in Switzerland last month after suffering from motor neurone disease

Quorn Foods Ltd poised for further growth, despite losses

Mo Farah
Vegetarian food firm enjoys sales growth with new products, moves into international markets and increasingly health-conscious consumers

PA to Sage chief executive establishes network for administrative professionals

Sage PA Gemma Nicholls who is setting up a PA network
Newcastle PA Network aims to provide training opportunities, guest speakers and networking

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Guy Readman

Leading businessman Guy Readman has ended his life in a Dignitas clinic

The former North East businessman of the year died in Switzerland last month after suffering from motor neurone disease

Mo Farah

Quorn Foods Ltd poised for further growth, despite losses

Vegetarian food firm enjoys sales growth with new products, moves into international markets and increasingly health-conscious consumers

Sage PA Gemma Nicholls who is setting up a PA network

PA to Sage chief executive establishes network for administrative professionals

Newcastle PA Network aims to provide training opportunities, guest speakers and networking

Rod Smith of Beal Farm with agronomist, Eric Horsburgh

Sowing the seeds of success: Beal Farm shares its secrets

Berwick-upon-Tweed farmer Rod Smith discusses the factors that have influenced his impressive yields of wheat

John Weir and John Sands, chief executive offficer and chairman of Wear Inns

Pub operators Wear Inns on the acquisition trial as turnover grows to £13.4m

The County Durham pub group operates 26 venues across the North East and Yorkshire

Greg and Kristy Giblin of The Pudding Parlour

Hexham's Pudding Parlour targets Newcastle market with Fenwick concession counter

American-inspired bakery a year ahead of business plan as customer demand increases

A North Sea oil rig

Scottish Independence referendum has caused years of uncertainty in the oil and gas sector, industry says

What will a Yes vote in tomorrow’s Scottish Independence Referendum mean for the North East energy economy?

Left to right: Stuart Harper (LBCB), William Harvey (LBCB), Dr Akash Ghai and Dr Deepinder Singh Somal

Dentists turned entrepreneurs convert Sunderland nursing home into student accommodation

Dr Akash Ghai and Dr Deepinder Singh Somal received financial support from the Funding for Lending scheme

Bill Macleod, Senior Partner of PwC

Revenues increase at PwC after strong year in the North East

The big four accountancy firm reported revenue of £2.8bn in 2014, a 5% increase on 2013's results

Watson Burton

Rise in profits at Watson Burton LLP ready the firm for future growth says chief executive

Newcastle law firm Watson Burton LLP reported a slight rise in operating profit in its most recent financial year

Professor Malcolm Young, chief executive of e-Therapeutics

Drug discovery pioneers e-Therapeutics' losses widen but investment is bearing fruit

The firm, which has a Newcastle operation, reported progress on trials of its lead cancer drug and advancements in its Drug Discover Platform

CMP Products in Cramlington is among the six companies in the British Engines portfolio

North East engineering firm British Engines grows turnover by 12%

A year of restructuring at British Engines allows for significant investment in facilities, while 30 new apprentices join company's Apprenticeship+ scheme

Ryder Architecture is the preferred bidder to design new police headquarters in Kowloon, Hong Kong

Ryder Architecture follow up North East successes with new overseas opportunities

Firm was named as highest ranking architectural practice in the 2014 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For list

A Greggs bakery shop updated

Stronger sales raises profit expectations at Greggs

High street bakers Greggs said lower costs and better sales had improved trading since earlier this year

Work being carried out on a Launch and Recovery System at Subsea Innovation's new headquarters

Darlington's Subsea Innovation completes work on new headquartered thanks to Let's Grow Fund

The subsea equipment supplier has expanded into a new facility near its existing Faverdale Business Park base

Chris Armstrong from Hexham Mart selling Texels at the Kelso Ram Sales

New records set at Kelso Ram Sales

Organisers see 'encouraging signs' in sheep trade as records tumble at annual sale

Leigh Caven at her nursery in Longbenton

Nursery entrepreneurs secure future of Longbenton service

Paul and Leigh Caven will offer additional services after taking over nursery from Barnado's and safeguarding six jobs

A Phones 4u store

Staff at Phones 4u North East stores await fate of retailer

More than 150 jobs are at risk in the region as speculation mounts that rival Dixons Carphone might offer jobs to beleaguered staff

Immunodiagnostic Systems

Boldon's Immundiagnostic Systems say revenues will fall below current expectations

Unfavourable exchange rates and a low level of placements has hampered the firm, but it remains optimistic on progress of its five year strategic plan

East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station

Businesses urged to join the transport debate in the wake of Scottish referendum result

The Journal and The Gazette's upcoming Transport Links Breakfast, in association with East Coast, will follow the referendum result

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Lisa and Adrian Brunton

Tyneside joinery firm Hastie Burton aims to invest for the future

Graham Wylie outside the Speedflex offices in Newcastle

Businessman Graham Wylie heads out on acquisition trail

The Top 200, 2014

Countdown has begun for the annual North East Top 200

 

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