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  • Infrastructure should be the focus

    Mick Thompson, KPMG’s Office Senior Partner in Newcastle, shares his view on how the Autumn Statement might help business in this region.

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  • Rail track revolution


    Nexus is rolling out smart ticket travel on Tyneside – a project which could transform public transport throughout the region, as BQ discovers.

  • Action needed now

    Ajay Jagota, whose firm represents 700 landlords across the region, believes his industry may be facing a Leveson-style intervention of its own.

  • Property tax is crippling economy says report


    Charges placed on empty shops and commercial properties are severely hindering the region’s economic recovery, a new report claims.

  • New directors to boost visitor economy

    The Tees Valley enterprise zone

    A new push to promote the unique appeal of Northumberland has gained the backing of a number of business figures, as BQ reports.

  • Credit where it's due


    BQ previews what promises to be an eye-opening event aimed at ensuring the region’s business leaders don’t miss out on R&D tax credits for innovation.

  • Putting wind in the sails of offshore sector

    As I See It

    Energy bill will inject confidence into offshore wind industry, writes Alex Dawson, chairman of Energi Coast.

  • The land of luxury


    Age-old italian brand loro piana is an exclusive club in which luxury, above all else, is what matters, as Josh Sims finds

  • Port's promise


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

  • Social engagement gone bad

    As I See It

    Digital media expert Amy Thompson on PR disasters and how to avoid them using social media tools.

  • 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.

  • Deadgood designs on success


    Elliot Brook and Dan Ziglam are building a North East reputation for progressive furniture and lighting design, taking other young creators with them at the same time.

  • Size and substance


    Joe Olabode, managing director of IT Solutions company PCI Services, test drives the Porsche Panamera 3.0 litre V6 Turbo Diesel.