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  • Peaking at the right time

    Success story

    Graduate internships can provide growing businesses with the talent they need as one Newcastle firm has discovered.

  • The power of partnerships


    Northumbria University works closely with North East businesses on a number of initiatives to boost know-how and training, as Peter Jackson reports.

  • The City's well suited

    success story

    When members of the City crowd are in need of new threads, it is often to a North East hamlet they head, as BQ reports.

  • Two cheers for Holbeck

    success story

    It has come a long way, but has Holbeck – that bit of Leeds immediately south of the railway line and the River Aire – really regenerated itself fully? Peter Baber finds out.

  • 20 years and counting


    Coutts has just celebrated 20 years in Yorkshire. But Peter Baber discovers that isn’t the only reason why the head of its Yorkshire operations is smiling

  • Oiling the Way

    success story

    The first man to have a telex machine in Bedale went on to create an £80m business. Peter Baber profiles the Kerfoot Group as its co-founder, David Kerfoot, prepares to step down after 33 years.

  • The Channel Changer


    When Rob Woodward arrived at Pacific Quay in Glasgow, Scotland’s commercial television group was in debt-laden disarray. Kenny Kemp meets the man who helped switch the telly back on.

  • The formula for success

    As I See It

    The recession and related fallout has not held back one North East company as Peter Jackson reports.

  • The X-it factor


    It’s hard to exit a business now at a price one would like to realise, but private banker David Simpson says there’s a build-up of guidance to help both the sale and the personal situations that follow.