SMEs

Leigh Caven at her nursery in Longbenton

Nursery entrepreneurs secure future of Longbenton service

Paul and Leigh Caven will offer additional services after taking over nursery from Barnado's and safeguarding six jobs

Durham hen entrepreneur receives boost from Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis

Margaret Manchester, the owner of Durham Hens
Margaret Manchester, who runs Durham Hens - a supplier of hens to the pet market - has won the retail magnate's Small Business Sunday competition

North East SMEs losing out on R&D tax relief

A collection of coins
New analysis shows London dominates in successful applications

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Leigh Caven at her nursery in Longbenton

Nursery entrepreneurs secure future of Longbenton service

Paul and Leigh Caven will offer additional services after taking over nursery from Barnado's and safeguarding six jobs

Margaret Manchester, the owner of Durham Hens

Durham hen entrepreneur receives boost from Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis

Margaret Manchester, who runs Durham Hens - a supplier of hens to the pet market - has won the retail magnate's Small Business Sunday competition

A collection of coins

North East SMEs losing out on R&D tax relief

New analysis shows London dominates in successful applications

Tony Short

Weekend entrepreneur juggles day job and burgeoning ecommerce business

A project manager by day, Tony Short, has found success with his supply of niche planning tools to the digital design industry

Front, from left, John Evans and Mark Porteous of Beanies with, back, from left, Jonathan Luke of NEL and Ben Williamson of Clive Owen & Co

Cash boost for County Durham coffee firm

Beanies The Flavour Co has secured £300,000 from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund to develop its product portfolio

Michelle and Simon Dixon of Platinum Cleaning Products in Newton Aycliffe

Platinum Cleaning Products to grow after securing new premises

County Durham business intend to take on more staff and open three new UK hubs

Royal Quays Centre, North Shields

Bike shop expands on Royal Quays and searches for apprentice

Land Rover bikes has rebranded as the Royal Quays Cycle Centre and relocated to a larger store within the centre

Model and photographer Frankii Wilde poses at Frankie & Gerry's Retro Studio in Gateshead

North East vintage fashion entrepreneur launches retro photography studio

Glamour Bunny founder creates authentic retro sets following devastating fire at old premises

Cievert's Chris Kennell

Newcastle firm Cievert secures NHS deals for its clinical software

NHS Foundation Trust spin out Cievert will see its CaS-per product used by NHS Foundation Trusts in Nottingham and Colchester

Claire Laing, one half of Bit-A-Sweet

Brother and sister sweet entrepreneurs create ten Northumberland jobs

Clare and Paul Laing, the brains behind the Bit-A-Sweet sweet shop chain are expanding

Dominic Jermey, chief executive of UKTI

Top man at UKTI visits North East to encourage SME exporters

Be brave and export - message to North East SMEs from the new chief executive of UKTI

Mike Cummins and Rev. Clive Devonish outside the Holy Spirit Church in Crawcrook

Cummins Chiropody & Podiatry saved after moving into Crawcrook church hall

Chiropidist Mike Cummins is back in business after his premises was destroyed in a blaze - after moving into a church hall

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

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

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

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

Videos & Photos

Left to right, Paul Varley, Steve Harper and Richard Metcalfe

Steve Harper and sporting friends launch Oddballs underwear business

Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

Lisa and Adrian Brunton

Tyneside joinery firm Hastie Burton aims to invest for the future

 

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