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Business: Meet The Boss

FAMILY LINKS: Michael Dickson and an archive shot of a younger Michael working in one of the Dicksons shops making sausages.

Meat the boss: Michael Dickson of Dickson Pork Butchers

FOOTBALL FAN: Northern Gas Networks' John Richardson	Picture: NORTH NEWS

‘Making sure we’re in the right place at right time’

SUCCESS: Kelsey Anderson

Kelsey reaps sweet rewards of career change

PARKLIFE: Paul Bury, of Endeavour Partnership

‘I know all about getting dirty hands’

PLANS: David Land, interim chairman of the County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network

David’s drive to help businesses grow

CAREER: Craig Keenan, head chef at The Wensleydale Heifer

Craig's career dishes up much enjoyment

MEMORIES: Jack Hanwell, manager at the Advanced Manufacturing Forum

Jack's building a brighter future for North-East manufacturing

AMBITIONS: Graham Anderson, founder of OpenCRM

Software firm success music to Graham's ears

INSIGHT: Keith Taylor, BW Medical Accountants’ managing director

Keith's business is in good health

David Anderson, director of DABS Ltd and owner of Azione Custom Cycles.

Cycle firm boss builds a bespoke business

MEMORIES: Miners at Dawdon Colliery in 1987

Paul's aiming for success right across the Spectrum

EXCITED: Steve Haworth

Running fast to stay ahead - the tech boss looking to the future

Nouveau Dance and Fitness founder Bethany Ainsley

Bethany's social enterprise fit for growth

FOCUS: Tony Hobbs, of Baltic Training Services

Tony's commitment to the IT crowd

Joan Cook of UK Steel Enterprise with Rob Collier.

Thirteen is lucky for serial entrepreneur Rob

Dave Spensley, managing director of Go Ahead Training.

Dave's commitment to bridging the skills gap

Darlington Cares programme manager Katie Blundell pictured at Teesside University Darlington Campus.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (26083384)

Darlington boss helps businesses to show their caring side

BOSS: Steven Ward, managing director at Profound Group

From bouncers to business: Steven's making a Profound difference


Jo's not taking a backward step in company's growth

Band memebers take part in the 129th Durham Miners' Gala in Durham City. (25347216)

Steel research chief helps firms test their mettle

VENTURE: Keith Gill, pictured with wife Pauline

From Phileas Fogg to bed and breakfast - Keith's still giving customers a taste of the good life

(from left) Robert Hill and Richard Hill with their smart kettle

Full steam ahead for kettle inventors

BOSS: MetroMail's Alan Purvis

Alan's passion to drive forward mail firm

Andrew Richardson, deputy chief executive of Utilitywise.

Building the next big beast of North-East business

ADVICE: Phil Morris, chief executive Gale and Phillipson.

Meet the boss who swapped the senior service to financial services

GOLFER: Ben Crosby

Golfer Ben pitching in to help family firm

Claire Sharp, customer director at Northumbrian Water.

A lifelong link to water

Thomas Robinson, managing director of Headlam Hall

Hotel boss keeping it in the family

PROPERTY GAME: Richard Duffus

Braving the recession to build a brighter future

*Meet the Boss Business Feature*Manager at the Mercure King's Hotel in Darlington Dale Needham in the Cocktail Bar.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (14534980)

Hotel boss shares some tips of the trade

WEALTH MANAGEMENT: Sheila Tindle, senior portfolio manager at Sanlam Private Investments (UK) Limited

Sheila's looking after a different kind of nest egg

ENJOYABLE ROLE: Gillian Marshall, Entrepreneurs’ Forum chief executive

Channelling the entrepreneurial spirit

APPRENTICE FOCUS: Trevor Alley, South West Durham Training Limited's chief executive

Trevor's drive to spark apprentices' careers

MEET THE BOSS: Robert Little of Bob Little & Co, Kirkleatham Business Park Redcar     Picture: ANDY LAMB (12164363)

Young people need to buy into a saving culture


A crash course in business growth

ENGINEERING WORK: Penny Marshall, director for the North-East and Yorkshire and Humber at the Institution of Civil Engineers

Penny's passion to engineer sector's bright future

WORLDWIDE WORK: Tanja Smith, of Gradon Architecture, is heading to Mongolia to help the firm's presence in the country

Tanja's building links across the world

AUTOMOTIVE FOCUS: David Cann, Mecaplast general manager

Driving forward in the car industry

David Harker, Durham County Cricket Club's chief executive. (10050022)

Cricket boss aims to deliver first class future

PASSION FOR MUSIC: Nathanael Allison

Pianist changes tune after meeting a hero

Denise Fielding, director of operations at East Durham Business Service

A helping hand for business start-ups

PEOPLE FOCUS: Bob Paton, managing director of Accenture's North-East delivery centre

Bob aims to instil passion for region into next generation

GOLDEN TIOKET: Frederic and Jane Robineau, previously pictured highlighting the first year of their business' cafe by putting golden tickets into chocolate bars

Delivering a taste of France to the North-East

TUNNEL VISION: Rachel Turnbull, TT2 chief executive

Tunnel boss helps keep the region on the move

Brian Rudd, the managing director at Parkers Executive Chauffeurs

Look elsewhere for celebrity gossip, says chauffeur firm boss

FLAGGING UP SUCCESS: AA Flags founder Mandy Scott

Mandy is flying the flag for more business success

HELPING OTHERS: Stephen Bell OBE, group chief executive of Changing Lives

Stephen's commitment to helping others

Mike Lever, director of New Results Training

Mike Lever, director of New Results Training

Stephen Wylde

Stephen hoping to unlock further success

Barbara Johnson from the Morritt Hotel

Meet The Boss - Barbara Johnson

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