Top 250 Businesses - 2009

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.

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.

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer