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GoodBrews owners Anthony Dickson and Samantha Smallwood and Nexus Operations Manager John Souter

Good Brews! Young bus driver turned coffee shop entrepreneur starts up in Gateshead

A former bus driver and his girlfriend have launched a coffee shop at Gateshead Interchange

Former professional footballer creates franchise opportunity

Former Newcastle United and Middlesbrough centre-half, Anthony (Anth) Cole who has set up a new business
One-time Toon star Anthony Cole aims to create the football stars of the future through his business

How Newcastle University graduate is making a business from hyperlapse film technology

Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher
22-year-old Jack Fisher who wowed the city with a video of iconic Tyneside sites discusses how his business is growing rapidly

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GoodBrews owners Anthony Dickson and Samantha Smallwood and Nexus Operations Manager John Souter

Good Brews! Young bus driver turned coffee shop entrepreneur starts up in Gateshead

A former bus driver and his girlfriend have launched a coffee shop at Gateshead Interchange

Former Newcastle United and Middlesbrough centre-half, Anthony (Anth) Cole who has set up a new business

Former professional footballer creates franchise opportunity

One-time Toon star Anthony Cole aims to create the football stars of the future through his business

Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher

How Newcastle University graduate is making a business from hyperlapse film technology

22-year-old Jack Fisher who wowed the city with a video of iconic Tyneside sites discusses how his business is growing rapidly

Peter Joynson of Synergi

SME demand triggers new division at Synergi IT

The division, fronted by director and technology expert Justin Short, has been established to focus on Microsoft SharePoint services

Kris Kennedy (Left) and John King (Right) with the new Fitstream app and website

Fitness entrepreneurs invest to boost digital presence

FITSTREAM, which was set up by Kris Kennedy and Paul Cranston, hope a new app and website – www.fitstream.com – will lead to growth in customer nationally and internationally

Mary Glindon MP

North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon secures debate on late payments to SMEs

Glindon is one of a growing number of MPs to express concern at potentially devastating effect of delays in payment by local government

Helen Telford of Move It Studios

Move It Studios becomes social enterprise

The Business Factor is helping entrepreneur Helen Telford expand his business to reach a wider base

Wei-Lung Tsai who runs the Bubble T Break Cafe in Newcastle City Centre.

Growth planned at Bubble T break as Taiwanese drinks prove a hit with students

The owner of a cafe selling bubble tea says he wants to open a second establishment and eventually turn the business into a franchise

Carole White

Carole White: Making it your business to get out there and be seen

Carole White, Head of Business and Operations TEDCO Business Support Ltd gives her advices on starting up a business

FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon

Government must be more ambitious on broadband, says FSB North East

A leading business organisation has proposed a series of measures to put business at the core of investment in broadband infrastructure

Neil Warwick

Neil Warwick: Lawyers can help even if you're not in trouble

A good relationship with a lawyer can help in most circumstances, not just when businesses have problems, says Neil Warwick

Jordan McCabe of Aztec Diamond with James Craft of Tedco

County Durham teenager launches Aztec Diamond Equestrian fashion business

Finding fashionable horse-riding wear was difficult for Jordan McCabe of County Durham so she launched her own business

Louise King, left, and Rebecca Sergeant of Enigma Analysis

Enigma Analysis pair targeting international expansion

Louise King and Rebecca Sergeant, who run Enigma Analysis, are relocating within Teesside and targeting international expansion

Gareth Mellor of Gareth James Chocolatier with the mayor of Morpeth Cllr Nic Best

New chocolate shop in Morpeth is unwrapped by the Mayor

Gareth Mellor's sweet new Northumberland adventure is now open following three months of preparation

Tony Platten, Chairman of Blyth Spartans presenting the shirt to Ash Winter OBE, Chairman at the Community Foundation

Blyth entrepreneur starts fund to help young people following sale of company

Tony and Anne Platten have established a family fund with the Community Foundation to help young people get into engineering

Pat Dellow, Area Commercial Director for HSBC

Invest or miss the boat, North East businesses warned

A new HSBC report shows a third of businesses in the region believe it is still to risky to make significant investments

Neil Warwick, a partner specialising in EU and Competition Law at Bond Dickinson

Neil Warwick: Are bankers now blamed when it's not their fault?

Neil Warwick of Bond Dickinson believes that labelling the economic collapse a banking crisis is unfair on banking staff

£350,000 investment for Newcastle tech start-up business SoPost

Jonathan Grubin has attracted support from Northstar Ventures and others for his new business, SoPost

Graeme Blyth and Maria Poblet of jinjabiscuit

North Shields duo launch children's tableware business

North Shields firm jinjabiscuit, which makes silicone-based products for children, is seeking investment through crowdfunding

SME Development

Business Supplement: SME Development

Small and medium size enterprises are the economy’s job-creators and will be at the heart of future growth in the North East

Videos & Photos

Feature on Greggs who make pasties, sausage rolls and sandwiches

We're on a roll: How North East bakery giant Greggs lifted sales and profits

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside

Siemens Lead Craftsman Brian Shotton, at the Hebburn Plant, talks to Baroness Kramer during her visit.

Siemens' jobs boost is the start of a 'rail renaissance', manufacturers claim

 

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