Taking care of business…

Taking care of business…

For almost two decades, NBSL has been a constant in the ever- changing landscape of business support and access to finance The organisation has become the North East’s largest volume provider of funding to growth businesses across the North East

Innovative financing and blue- sky thinking boosts biomass power generation at Drax

Innovative financing and blue- sky thinking boosts biomass power generation at Drax

In an ongoing quest to make renewable electricity more affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly, Drax and Siemens have been collaborating to develop a range of innovative biomass and renewable energy solutions Siemens www.siemens.co.uk @SiemensUKNews In 2018, as part of a

Meet William Baker Baker, head of office at Brewin Dolphin Newcastle

Meet William Baker Baker, head of office at Brewin Dolphin Newcastle

What does your company/organisation do and how is it making an impact? Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK’s leading providers of personalised, discretionary wealth management services, offering investment management and financial planning services to meet the needs of investors

People power: why staff are the key to success

People power: why staff are the key to success

It might sound obvious that people are the key to an organisation’s success, but getting there and creating a winning culture where staff and customers feel valued and everyone works towards a shared goal isn’t easy. Here Mark Thompson, director of people

A very different stockbroker

A very different stockbroker

Vinay Bedi, principal investment consultant at Vertem, reveals how a successful marketing campaign has brought the Jesmond-based stockbroker to the attention of North East investors Vertem www.vertem.co.uk @vertemam Vertem’s commitment to providing high-quality, unique stockbroking services has proved highly successful since

A transparent ambition for troo

A transparent ambition for troo

Founder and chief executive of business energy benchmarketing specialist troo, Andrew Richardson, discusses how the company is striving to redefine the utilities brokering market, and how a newly- agreed partnership with the Chamber will benefit the membership troo www.troocost.com @troocost

Serving the region

Serving the region

Two of the region’s leading education institutions have joined forces to support the Chamber’s prestigious Annual Dinner in Durham Cathedral, raising funds for its important maintenance work Durham University, which is currently ranked in the Top 5 of UK Universities

How a business-focused approach transformed the fortunes of Gateshead College

How a business-focused approach transformed the fortunes of Gateshead College

Mark Lane looks back on some of the changes that turned Gateshead College into one of best education institutions in the country, in conversation with outgoing chairman, Robin Mackie, who is standing down after 11 years “As a college we’ve

What went wrong for Woodford?

What went wrong for Woodford?

Gary Stockdale, co-founder and head of investment research at Vertem Asset Management reflects on the suspension of the Woodford Equity Income Fund Vertem Asset Management www.vertem.co.uk @vertemam The prolonged closure of the Woodford Equity Income Fund has prompted many of