Newcastle Building Society has won a top national IT award.
The Newcastle firm won IT Team of the Year at the Financial Services Technology Awards in London and was also commended in the Compliance Project of the Year category.
The awards were given in recognition of the Newcastle's success in the field of IT within the UK and European financial sector.
FAMILY-RUN car dealer Hodgson Newcastle has been named Suzuki's Dealer of the Year at a European conference.
North Tyneside-based Hodgson, which operates Toyota, Suzuki and Mazda dealerships in Newcastle and a Toyota franchise in Gateshead, was awarded the title at the annual UK Suzuki dealer conference in Spain.