BQ Newsletter
Success story

Up the organisation

It’s Sayonara to an extraordinary manufacturing boss from Nissan who helped pull a key North East industry back to its feet, post-recession.

  • A walk on the wild side

    Ray Mears

    Metaphors abound, survivalist Ray Mears on what business leaders can learn from his time in the wilderness.

  • Pitch perfect

    Success story

    Gary Hutchinson shares the story behind Sunderland AFC's transformation into a major pull for the brightest stars of the music world.

  • Edward the first

    Success story

    Edward Twiddy’s leaving his executive job at the Treasury to run the North East Local Enterprise Partnership. He tells Brian Nicholls why.

  • Black Sheep grows up

    success story

    Taking over a company is never easy but when it’s the family firm that has carved its name in its industry’s history, it’s a big ask, as BQ discovers.

  • Proof that patience pays

    Success Story

    A science firm forged in the dead of night on a university campus has, after years of hard work, finally made its breakthrough. BQ discovers its global potential.

  • Clean up operation

    Success story

    Meet the one-time bobby who’s got a new beat tackling the national youth unemployment crisis.

  • Power to the people


    Bulk buying is back with a bang, as Andrew Mernin discovers in an interview with the man behind the latest digital phenomena to sweep the SME world.

  • Air force

    Cobham Flight Inspection

    From its home in a hangar in the North of England a team of aviators jets off every day in search of adventure and new opportunities, as Andrew Mernin finds out.

  • Quay investment

    Quay investment

    One logistics operator is taking advantage of Teesside’s geographical advantages and making big investments to service the offshore industry, as BQ discovers.