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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

Platinum Cleaning Products to grow after securing new premises

Michelle and Simon Dixon of Platinum Cleaning Products in Newton Aycliffe
County Durham business intend to take on more staff and open three new UK hubs

Bike shop expands on Royal Quays and searches for apprentice

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

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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

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

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