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  • Spinning at speed


    Spin-out companies form an important part of Teesside University’s business agenda as director of academic enterprise Laura Woods tells Peter Jackson.

  • Finding a different path


    One North East company is engaging with students to give them a taste of working life and to give itself the cream of the crop.

  • Port's promise


    In these economic hard times Port of Tyne is thriving through diversification and finding new markets, as Peter Jackson reports

  • Beyond the Eurozone


    Peter Jackson reports on the North East-based exporters increasingly looking further afield to win new business.

  • A lasting legacy


    Trace the roots of IT giant TSG deep into its past and you’ll find a family-run shop near Gateshead, where a teenage Mark Joynson first learned to sell under his father’s gaze.

  • Hope on the horizon


    Road haulage is a barometer for the economy and has had a torrid time, but there are encouraging signs as Peter Jackson finds talking to Alan Ferguson.

  • Playing for a full house


    The man who transformed a derelict school into one of the region’s most revered hotels draws a line under tough conditions and looks forward with optimism.

  • Global focus, Yorkshire roots

    Busines Lunch

    Andrew Aitken, head of UBS in Yorkshire, has perfectly respectable Yorkshire roots, even if he and his firm have enough global knowledge to help you invest.

  • Bright light in the big city

    Sue Bruce

    Edinburgh recently launched its ambitious five-year business strategy for the city. BQ spoke to council chief exec Sue Bruce to see what lies behind these bold measures.