Fixing 'normal'

The Northern Echo: Nick Williams, assistant director at Brewin Dolphin

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ALLOWING our hearts, rather than our heads, to rule our finances is often the norm in most households.

Pressure mounts on the Bank of Mum and Dad

The Northern Echo: PARENTS' WORRIES: Jo Jackson, Brewin Dolphin's head of financial planning, says parents are delaying retirement to help their children

6:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN exclusive survey, carried out by YouGov on behalf of Brewin Dolphin, shows parents of today’s under-18s in the North are planning to delay retirement, compromise their lifestyle and dip into their hard earned pension pots and home equity to give their children and grandchildren a step up on the ladder.

How to prepare for your digital afterlife

The Northern Echo: Samantha Dolby. (1229467)

6:08am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE music and belongings that you hold online or on your computer are known as your digital assets and are starting to make up a large chunk of individual estates, writes Samantha Dolby at Brewin Dolphin in Newcastle.

The Gallagher brothers of the supermarket industry

The Northern Echo: Nick Williams, assistant director at Brewin Dolphin

10:20am Wednesday 8th October 2014

SAINSBURY'S released sales numbers for their second quarter last week and, to those of you who don’t live under some form of geological object, it came as no surprise that they disappointed.

Supplies firm's US boost

The Northern Echo: RESULTS UPDATE: A warehouse at the Wolseley Center in Ripon, North Yorkshire

10:43am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BUILDING, heating and plumbing supplies group Wolseley has reported rising profits and revenues.

A summer to forget at Tesco, but what next?

The Northern Echo: 'THE VALUE OF SPORT': Brewin Dolphin's Gary Welford

6:01am Wednesday 1st October 2014

It has been an incredibly difficult summer for Tesco.

Raising a glass to the beer industry

The Northern Echo: Samantha Dolby. (1229467)

6:01am Wednesday 24th September 2014

LAST week was considered to be the most important week of the year for pubs in the UK, as the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide was published and regional winners of the national Pub of the Year competition were announced.

Miller Homes planning flotation

The Northern Echo:

11:13am Wednesday 24th September 2014

HOUSE builder Miller Homes is planning to float on the London stock exchange.

How will the markets react to Friday's independence result?

The Northern Echo: Nick Williams, assistant director at Brewin Dolphin

1:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE ramifications of potential Scottish independence permeate all aspects of social, political and economic life, writes Nick Williams, an Assistant Director at Brewin Dolphin in Newcastle.

Fire in main warehouse costs fashion retailer Asos up to £30m

The Northern Echo:

11:12am Wednesday 17th September 2014

ONLINE fashion retailer Asos lost sales of between £25m and £30m following a serious fire at its main warehouse in June.

Innovation breeds success

The Northern Echo: Nick Williams, assistant director at Brewin Dolphin

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WILTON-BASED and Durham University-born Applied Graphene Materials recently released a pre-close update on trading indicating the progress the company, which listed in November 2013, is making.

Focusing on the FTSE

The Northern Echo: Samantha Dolby. (1229467)

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE FTSE 100 share index hit a 14-year high last week, despite geopolitical tensions in the Ukraine and the Middle-East as global central bank policies pushed equity prices to levels not seen since the dotcom bubble.

Premier demand boosts Whitbread

The Northern Echo: ARRIVING INN: An artist's impression of the Feethams Leisure Development, in Darlington, including a new Premier Inn hotel

11:54am Tuesday 9th September 2014

WHITBREAD has hailed a buoyant hotel market after its Premier Inn division delivered impressive sales figures.

Net gains

The Northern Echo: Nick Williams, assistant director at Brewin Dolphin

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SITTING at his kitchen table, an investor downloads information about an exciting technology firm.

Profit falls at Johnson Cleaners

The Northern Echo: PROFITS DROP: Dry cleaning business Johnsons has reported a fall in half-year sales and profits after cutting its number of branches.

12:09pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

DRY cleaning business Johnsons has reported a fall in half-year sales and profits after cutting its number of branches.

Bus demand boosts Stagecoach

The Northern Echo: PROFITS RISE: A Stagecoach hybrid bus operating in Newcastle

11:51am Tuesday 26th August 2014

BUS operator Stagecoach enjoyed a strong summer as rising passenger numbers helped lift regional service revenues.

Broken Bonds?

The Northern Echo: Nick Williams, assistant director at Brewin Dolphin

10:21am Friday 22nd August 2014

AT their most recent meeting the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee surrendered their unanimity on keeping rates as they are, voting 7-2 in favour of no change, rather than the preceding three years of 9-0 landslides, writes Nick Williams, an Assistant Director at Brewin Dolphin in Newcastle.

Business Angels

The Northern Echo: Gary Welford, assistant investment manager at Brewin Dolphin.

6:35am Wednesday 20th August 2014

IT'S the kind of investment that everyone dreams of: a £4,000 stake to help your partner’s friend start a business that nets you millions of pounds in return, writes Gary Welford, assistant investment manager at Brewin Dolphin.

Gold price fall hits pawnbroker

The Northern Echo:

12:06pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FALL in the price of gold and intense competition left Britain’s biggest pawnbroker nursing a sharp slide in halfyear profits.

Time to Re-think Retirement Planning?

The Northern Echo: Jo Jackson is the Head of Financial Planning at Brewin Dolphin in Newcastle.

6:43am Wednesday 13th August 2014

FLEXIBILITY is certainly the overriding theme when discussing the recent changes to pension legislation. But what does this mean for you and the options you will have when you need to draw on your pension? writes Jo Jackson, the head of financial planning at Brewin Dolphin in Newcastle.

Serco slumps to a loss of £7.3m

The Northern Echo:

10:21am Wednesday 13th August 2014

NEW Serco boss Rupert Soames outlined the scale of the challenge facing the scandalhit outsourcing company as it slumped to a first-half loss of £7.3m.

Markets rattled by political instability

The Northern Echo: Samantha Dolby. (1229467)

6:13am Wednesday 6th August 2014

OVER the past month markets have been rattled by a resurgence in geopolitical risk as well as one off events such as speculation over Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo’s credit worthiness and the Fed’s commentary on equity valuations, writes Samantha Dolby, and investment manager at Brewin Dolphin in Newcastle.

Firm boosted by powering sport

The Northern Echo:

10:48am Wednesday 6th August 2014

POWER firm Aggreko has seen revenues rise after working on high-profile sporting events.

The sports industry's feel good factor

The Northern Echo: 'THE VALUE OF SPORT': Brewin Dolphin's Gary Welford

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

AS the Commonwealth Games progress in Glasgow, the sports industry continues to generate billions of pounds for the UK economy.

Next set to extend profits

The Northern Echo: STRONG SALES: Retailer Next has has upped its full-year profit guidance

10:53am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FASHION retailer Next has upped its full-year profit guidance by £25m after better-than-expected first-half sales.

Banking on the Future

The Northern Echo: Nick Williams

7:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RECENTLY a leading Portuguese bank, Banco Espirito Santo, served up a reminder of the bad old days, whence a financial institution could spread nerves amongst global markets with news of financial instability.

McColl's aims for 1,000 stores

The Northern Echo: AMBITIOUS PLANS: Convenience store and newsagent firm McColl's wants to continue its growth

11:04am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MCCOLL’S says it will continue its expansion to 1,000 convenience stores after posting strong results.

Air links vital to North-East success

The Northern Echo: Samantha Dolby

7:02am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE importance of the UK's regional connectivity has been emphasised again recently, not through the country’s rail links but this time through regional airports.

Clover sales dent Dairy Crest

The Northern Echo: 'DIFFICULT MARKET': Cathedral City maker Dairy Crest says people are turning away from margarine as the appetite for bread drops

11:49am Tuesday 15th July 2014

DAIRY Crest says it is enduring a difficult market, with higher milk prices compounding falling margarine sales.

M&S reports 12th quarterly fall

The Northern Echo:

10:10am Wednesday 9th July 2014

MARKS and Spencer reported its 12th straight quarterly fall in its clothing, footwear and homeware division on Tuesday, hurt by the transition to a new website.

M&S blames website problems for sales drop

The Northern Echo: Marks and Spencer has reported a big drop in online sales

9:53am Tuesday 8th July 2014

MARKS and Spencer reported its 12th straight quarterly fall in its clothing, footwear and homeware division on Tuesday, hurt by the transition to a new website.

London pauses after Dow record

The Northern Echo: REST PERIOD: Traders in London paused at the end of a momentous week in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 17,000 for the first time.

5:29pm Friday 4th July 2014

TRADERS in London paused at the end of a momentous week in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 17,000 for the first time.

Retail of woe?

The Northern Echo: Nick Williams

1:26pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

LAST week, the CBI announced UK retail sales growth slowed to their lowest level for seven months.

Greene King sets new profits peak

The Northern Echo: DRINK TO THAT: Greene King has revealed its fifth consecutive row of record profits

1:30pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

PUB chain Greene King has served up its fifth year in a row of record profits amid a growing thirst for eating out driven by the economic recovery.

Housebuilders maintain FTSE surge

The Northern Echo: Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey aims to set tougher targets as the market improves

5:22pm Friday 27th June 2014

HOUSEBUILDERS gained ground on relief that Bank of England measures to control the housing market were less severe than had been feared.

Future pain at the pumps?

The Northern Echo: Samantha Dolby. (1229467)

9:50am Wednesday 25th June 2014

WITH energy prices on the rise following heightened geopolitical risks and tight global supplies of crude oil, increases in retail gas prices seem inevitable. This is very different to the start of 2014 when many alerted a real risk of a fall in the oil price.

Sterling falls on Carney comments

The Northern Echo: Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England at the cricket ground in Chester-le-Street.

5:33pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

TESTIMONY from the Bank of England governor which played down talk of an early interest rate rise reversed some of the pound's recent gains.

Carpetright bemoans Europe amid further losses

The Northern Echo: CHALLENGING TIME: Carpetright has revealed further losses

11:25am Tuesday 24th June 2014

FLOORING firm Carpetright has bemoaned European markets after reporting deeper losses.

Asos resumes trading after blaze

The Northern Echo: PROFITS WOE: Nick Robertson, Asos chief executive, has issued another profits warning

12:43pm Monday 23rd June 2014

ONLINE retailer Asos has resumed trading after a major fire "compromised" about £22m of stock at its main warehouse.

Costa delivers more strong sales

The Northern Echo: NEW ARRIVAL: An artist's impression of the Feethams development, in Darlington, which includes a new Premier Inn hotel

5:51pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE owner of Premier Inn and coffee shop chain Costa says it has continued its rapid growth after reporting buoyant results.

Spring boost for Ted Baker sales

The Northern Echo: LOCAL LINKS: An image from a recent Ted Baker brochure, shot at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

10:42am Wednesday 11th June 2014

FASHION retailer Ted Baker says strong UK and international spring and summer clothing sales helped deliver an 18 per cent rise in group sales.

Cloud control

The Northern Echo: Samantha Dolby

10:35am Wednesday 11th June 2014

THE new technology cycle is being driven by three key market themes, cloud computing, internet applications and ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) – an advanced computing concept where computing is made to appear everywhere and anywhere whilst invisible to the user.

Spring boost for Ted Baker

The Northern Echo: SPRING IMPROVEMENT: Ted Baker has reported strong sales

11:05am Tuesday 10th June 2014

FASHION retailer Ted Baker says strong UK and international spring and summer clothing sales helped deliver an 18 per cent rise in group sales.

Online fashion retailer ASOS sees shares slide after profits warning

The Northern Echo: Nick Robertson, chief executive of Asos

11:22am Thursday 5th June 2014

ONLINE fashion retailer ASOS has issued its second profits warning in three months after the strength of the pound hits overseas sales and forced it into a rash of promotions.

Plumbing firm makes good progress

The Northern Echo: Profits rose at building and trade business Wolseley

10:32am Wednesday 4th June 2014

BUILDING, heating and plumbing supplies group Wolseley has reported a rise in both revenue and profit.

Investors get offered free shares

The Northern Echo: SELL OFF: Lloyds plans to sell off 25 per cent of TSB

11:50am Wednesday 28th May 2014

LLOYDS Bank plans to float a 25 per cent stake in its TSB business on the stock market, with small investors being offered free shares in the bank.

Gilt-edged gardening

The Northern Echo: Samantha Dolby

11:47am Wednesday 28th May 2014

THIS time of year there is a surge of interest in gardening and people descend on the RHS’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Emerging market boost for firm

The Northern Echo: The Vodafone branded McLaren Mercedes car of Jenson Button in action in Spain

10:38am Wednesday 21st May 2014

TELECOMS firm Vodafone says it endured a mixed year after annual earnings fell in the face of continued European revenue pressures.

Interest rates: Do we need to worry?

The Northern Echo: Nick Williams

6:00am Wednesday 21st May 2014

STOCK markets, and their participants, are naturally forward-looking.

Vodafone feels European pressure

The Northern Echo: FORMER DEAL: Jenson Button drives his Vodafone-sponsored McLaren Mercedes at Spain's Circuito de Jerez last year. The company ended that deal at the end of 2013, which bosses say was part of a mixed year

11:14am Tuesday 20th May 2014

TELECOMS firm Vodafone says it endured a mixed year after annual earnings fell in the face of continued European revenue pressures.



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