THE North-East Top 250 Companies ranks firms in order of turnover which is considered, for this purpose, a better indication of growth and success, than profit.
Companies are placed from one to 250 on a basis of last publicly reported turnover. To qualify, companies must have their registered office, or a decision-making management with direct financial power, situated within the region. This rule is necessary since many large firms operating in the region, which would otherwise be considered, do not provide a full regional breakdown of turnover.
The list is compiled from publicly available information, including that of FAME, Companies House and Dunn & Bradstreet. While every effort is made to ensure the list is comprehensive we do apologise for any unintentional omissions.