SMEs

Monkseaton, Metro Station

Tyne and Wear Metro businesses: From tattoo artists to yoga studios

The Metro station provides a home for more than 40 businesses from a range of sectors

Small businesses positive, confident and growing, new FSB survey reveals

FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon
Organisation's North East chairman Ted Salmon says Government must create right environment for SMEs to thrive

Is the living wage right for the North East small businesses?

Pupils marching from their school, arriving at the council offices asking for a living wage of £7.65 an hour for all county employees
The concept of living wage divides opinion among the region's small businesses, as Tom Keighley finds out

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Monkseaton, Metro Station

Tyne and Wear Metro businesses: From tattoo artists to yoga studios

The Metro station provides a home for more than 40 businesses from a range of sectors

FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon

Small businesses positive, confident and growing, new FSB survey reveals

Organisation's North East chairman Ted Salmon says Government must create right environment for SMEs to thrive

Pupils marching from their school, arriving at the council offices asking for a living wage of £7.65 an hour for all county employees

Is the living wage right for the North East small businesses?

The concept of living wage divides opinion among the region's small businesses, as Tom Keighley finds out

From left, Northumbria University lecturer Steve Ball with Mike Gent, Tom Webb, Rosie Sparks, Luci Cowie, Harry Marshall and Young Enterprise manager Denise Chapman

High hopes for Easy Teasy as student startup triumphs in national competition

Loose leaf tea business seeks to become a well-known brand throughout the UK after Young Enterprise success

Anna Soubry

North East firms have designs on the new Minister for Small Business Anna Soubry

Regional small businesses weigh in on what the newly created ministerial post will mean for them, including their hopes and fears

Nick Smith, (far left) with friends updated

North East chemistry teacher ditches the classroom to launch his own craft beer

Nick Smith has started The Steam Machine Brewing Company with the aim to bring North East brewed keg craft beer to drinkers

The team from A Khan Restaurants who are nominated for Employer Achievement Awards

Employer Achievement Awards to celebrate North East SMEs who have upskilled staff

Employers who used Intraining's free Skills Support for the Workforce programme will compete at awards

Lucy Armstrong Chief executive, The Alchemists, Newcastle

Senior business leaders offer free intensive leadership course for North East SMEs

Invest NewcastleGateshead and Common Purpose have teamed with some of the region’s high profile business leaders to help SMEs grow

The Northumbrian Tweed Company products

Northumberland woman launches cottage tweed business

The Northumbrian Tweed Company grew out of Susanne Hume's hobby and sees her fit work around childcare

Ross Linnett, of Recite Me Ltd, was among those to join David Cameron on a trade visit to China in December 2013

Recite Me chief executive encourages funding route after major sales boost

Ross Linnett has seen his business profile rise through trade visits to China and an invite to Buckingham Palace

Amyas Morse

Government prompt payment practice called into question

National Audit Office says SMEs may not be receiving significant benefits from a commitment to pay suppliers within five days

From left: Philip Aldridge, Phil Hollowood, Frances Stainthorpe, Martin McTague, Felix O'Hare, Joanne Rout

BASME programme looks to self sustaining future after major milestone

NEPIC’s Business Acceleration for SMEs (BASME) programme has been working with process industry linked firms since April 2012

Bethany Ainsley, founder of Nouveau Dance & Fitness, based in Peterlee

Dancer's County Durham social enterprise on track to double in size

Within two years, Nouveau Dance & Fitness expects to employ 24, reach 2,400 people weekly and have an established second base outside the region

John King, North East business support manager at NBSL

North East Business Support Fund extended into 2015

The Fund, managed by enterprise agency NBSL, has been extended until June 2015

Sarah Northey

Lingerie entrepreneur aims to grow Newcastle Naughty Knickers venture thanks to £50,000 funding

Sarah Northey, who runs Naughty Knickers Ltd from a unit at Lynnwood Business Centre, plans to use the invoice finance to fulfil a growing pipeline of orders

Hazel (left) and Alexandria Coulson

Mother and daughter launch luxury dog fashion store in Morpeth

18 year-old Alexandria Coulson and her mother Hazel are about to open Urban Pooch Ltd in Morpeth

Simone Clarkin from Mmm in Newcastle's Grainger Market

Small Business Saturday returns to North East with a host of events

A host of events is planned around the campaign to encourage North East consumers to spend their pounds locally this Saturday

Jules Quinn, from the Tea Shed, at Northumbria University

The Tea Shed launches Business is GREAT Christmas campaign

Founder Jules Quinn set the campaign in motion as her firm is the first to be featured in a special advent calendar

Steven Renwick, founder and chief executive of Satago

North East digital start-ups aim to tackle late payment problem

Some firms in the North East are developing innovative automated solutions to improve the payment situation

Joe Meagher, who owns Lola's Coffee next Newcastle Central Station

Is this the smallest small business ever? Coffee entrepreneurs set up on tiny Newcastle site

Joe Meagher and Josh Thompson have established Lola's Coffee in the area outside Science Bar, near Central Station

Videos & Photos

The Great North City Games in Gateshead, Andy Turner competes in his last ever race

Great Run Company looking to take City Games athletics competition around the world

Lee Westwood during the official opening of his Filly course at Close House in Northumberland with owner Graham Wylie

Sales up 7% at Close House Golf Club owned by multi-millionaire Graham Wylie

The Fred Olsen Balmoral docked at Port of Tyne

Sneak preview of leading cruise ship set to be based on the Tyne next summer

 

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