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7:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014
A DECADE after the site of a former hospital was transformed into science and technology hub NETPark, Business Editor, Andy Richardson asks if County Durham’s field of dreams has delivered real economic benefit to the region.
10:17am Wednesday 16th July 2014
7:02am Wednesday 9th July 2014
25 years ago, a company started making maritime cranes at a former Wearside yard that had built ships for the world. Business Editor Andy Richardson looks at how the Liebherr Sunderland works is keeping alive a proud tradition of engineering.
9:57am Wednesday 2nd July 2014
9:50am Wednesday 25th June 2014
10:51am Wednesday 18th June 2014
10:28am Wednesday 11th June 2014
10:25am Wednesday 4th June 2014
FROM thwarting terrorists to aiding the early detection of cancer cells County Durham technology firm Kromek has lifesaving markets worth billions within its grasp. Andy Richardson visits an 11-year-old company that is finally coming of age.
11:47am Wednesday 28th May 2014
1:00am Wednesday 21st May 2014
A COMPANY history that stretches back 124 years, and a Hornby model train, helped a builder in Darlington to land the contract for Hitachi’s European train plant. Business Editor Andy Richardson talks to Shepherd Construction’s Neil Matthias, and Steve Joyce about a job that will bring train-building back to its County Durham birthplace.
6:02am Wednesday 14th May 2014
6:00am Wednesday 7th May 2014
6:00am Wednesday 30th April 2014
6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014
6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014
10:58am Wednesday 9th April 2014
10:23am Wednesday 2nd April 2014
A year after David Cameron visited Sunderland to launch the Nissan Leaf electric car, Business Editor Andy Richardson checks on the progress of the hatchback that put the North-East at the centre of a motoring revolution
6:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014
A leading distribution specialist across road, rail, land and sea, AV Dawson stands as a dominant figure on the River Tees. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill find out out how the firm is navigating further routes to success
6:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014
11:03am Wednesday 5th March 2014
12:03pm Wednesday 26th February 2014
11:08am Wednesday 19th February 2014
6:00am Wednesday 12th February 2014
5:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014
Protecting power cables for global firms, Ellis has come a long way since it sparked into life as the venture of a RAF pilot. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill talks to managing director Richard Shaw about its success
6:00am Wednesday 22nd January 2014
AN £8m anaerobic digestion plant will be officially launched this week, turning thousands of tonnes of food waste into energy and fertiliser. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill looks at its potential and why the plant is receiving support from a celebrity campaigner
10:16am Wednesday 15th January 2014
Geoff Hunton played a crucial part in persuading Hitachi to build a train factory in Newton Aycliffe. Andy Richardson, Business Editor, talks to the developer who is retiring from his role as director of Merchant Place Developments
11:36am Wednesday 8th January 2014
11:51am Wednesday 18th December 2013
WHEN I noticed that the reporter who had signed-in at Nissan’s reception desk before me was a bloke called Xavier Champagne I suspected that this was not going to be a typical day on the North-East business beat.
11:00am Wednesday 11th December 2013
It has been another year of successes and challenges for North-East businesses. Business Editor Andy Richardson and Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill look back at the region’s industry sectors in 2013
10:42am Wednesday 4th December 2013
As the Chancellor comes under increasing pressure to announce some growth-boosting measures and get a grip on energy prices in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement, Business Editor Andy Richardson and Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill ask the North-East business community what George Osborne should do to kickstart the economy
11:12am Wednesday 27th November 2013
11:24am Wednesday 20th November 2013
DARLINGTON’S Clervaux artisan bakery and cafe is the kind of place that every town should have. And Rick McCordall’s plan could see many more springing up across the region, serving handmade breads, tasty savouries and scrumptious scones.
6:00am Wednesday 13th November 2013
6:00am Wednesday 6th November 2013
She once dreamed of being a teacher, but Sara Davies is now a real-life lesson in how to succeed as an entrepreneur. Setting up a crafting business in her bedroom, the company is now an international force used by millions of enthusiasts. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill finds out more
6:00am Wednesday 30th October 2013
6:00am Wednesday 23rd October 2013
"WERE good at building big things here," says Cleveland Bridge boss Brian Rogan, as he stands in the shadow of one of the massive U-shaped steel sections that will shortly bear the weight of the new Forth Road Bridge.
12:18pm Wednesday 16th October 2013
6:00am Wednesday 9th October 2013
FROM the golden Halls of Asgard, through the scream-filled corridors of Arkham Asylum via a zombie-infested holiday island and an alternate reality reclaimed by nature - one North-East company does not so much have the world at its feet as numerous worlds in its hands, writes Bryn Littleton.
10:55am Wednesday 2nd October 2013
THE opening frames of the film are reminiscent of a production from British Pathé’s historic vaults. A large painted map, dominated by minute plastic vessels and conservative primary colours, is highlighted by an equally reserved host in a brown suit and spectacles.
6:00am Wednesday 2nd October 2013
As a gateway to the North-East, Tees Dock has been a crucial cog in the wheel of the region's industrial environment. The dock is now 50 years-old and Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill learns about its history, its colourful workforce and just why they had Carlsberg and caviar were on the menu
6:00am Wednesday 25th September 2013
As a professional jockey, Richard Collins was used to navigating a path to success. He is now plotting the route to further rewards with a seafood business serving thousands of fish and chip shops every year. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill finds out more
11:21am Wednesday 11th September 2013
1:53pm Wednesday 4th September 2013
6:00am Thursday 29th August 2013
For a firm used to detecting minute of objects on its thermal imaging technology, its global success has so far managed to slip under radar. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill learns all about Solo Ti and its impressive list of stellar clients.
2:45pm Wednesday 21st August 2013
TWEETING from the comfort of his London home at the start of the parliamentary recess, Chancellor George Osborne was quick to vindicate his austerity drive as the UK moved into a second successive quarter of growth.
6:00am Wednesday 21st August 2013
6:00am Wednesday 21st August 2013
6:00am Wednesday 14th August 2013
6:00am Wednesday 7th August 2013
ITS North-East workshops fell silent almost 25 years ago but the name Whessoe still resonates across the world. Business Editor Andy Richardson asks new owners Samsung C&T why they have bought a famous piece of North-East industrial history.
2:02pm Wednesday 17th July 2013
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