From the thousands of companies who strive to produce, innovate, employ and excel across our region, we are once again getting the spreadsheets out to find the Top 200 in our annual league table, compiled by PwC. Our updated list of distinction is brought to you by The Journal and The Gazette in association with Learning Curve Group and our category sponsors Newcastle College and Esh Group. The free supplement will be included within The Journal and The Gazette on Friday, November 16. This year, our sponsors have supported categories for: Top Company; Highest New Entry; Top Privately Owned Company; Top 5 Inbound (companies whose workforce is based in the North East but owned by parent groups out of the region or abroad); Highest Percentage Increase in Turnover; Highest Climber; Top Private Equity Backed; and, Top PLC. The key facts and figures speak for themselves, but each year there are revelations as companies small and large open their books. Brenda McLeish, chief executive … [Read more...] about Who are the Top 200 companies in the North East?
Sage year end process
News / Business by Press Association 31/08/2018, 9:10 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Shares in Sage Group slumped on Friday after the British tech firm announced that chief executive Stephen Kelly is stepping down. The company said the board and Mr Kelly came to an “agreement”, resulting in the boss stepping down after four years at the firm, although he will remain available until he leaves on May 31 2019. Sage’s board has begun the process to find a new CEO and has appointed finance chief Steve Hare as chief operating officer on an interim basis, giving him “full executive authority to run the business” until a replacement is found. Shares in Sage dropped more than 7% following the announcement. Chairman Donald Brydon said of Mr Kelly’s departure: “Stephen has much to be proud of in the very heavy lifting he has led as the group is transformed. “He energised the … [Read more...] about Sage droops as boss heads for the exit
Has Welsh rugby had such strength in depth before heading into a World Cup year? No is the emphatic answer from many an oval-ball sage as Wales' summer Test wins over South Africa and Argentina, minus a galaxy of star names, merely demonstrates the embarrassment of rugby riches Warren Gatland has at his disposal going into the new season. But who are the best Welsh rugby players of last season? We give you our 30 up to number one ranked based upon what they have actually achieved on the field of play The likes of Sam Warburton, Jonathan Davies, and Rhys Webb have been excluded on injury grounds, but in their absences others have really shone. Here's our list of Welsh rugby's finest right at this moment in time... 30: Aled Brew Bath's players' player of the season after an outstanding campaign at The Rec. A regular pick for Todd Blackadder even when his big international players were available and the former Welsh wing also provided cover in the centre when required. 29: Ryan Elias The … [Read more...] about Welsh rugby’s 30 best players right now
CAITLIN MOORBY AND LEITH HUFFADINE Last updated 20:04, May 4 2018 CHRISTEL YARDLEY/STUFF Duncan Gillies is shocked by the ever growing mountains of plastic at the Huntly Transfer Station. The "slums of Mumbai" are words which have been used to describe the Huntly Transfer Station.READ MORE: China's waste import ban$21m of NZ waste turned away from ChinaRecycling: the last resort before landfillRecycling buyers losing patience"You see pictures online of the dumps in India and that's what it is like," Gillies said. CHRISTEL YARDLEY/STUFF Huntly residents have described the Huntly Transfer Station looking like streets of India by the amount of unorganised plastics scattered amongst the yard. There were stockpiles throughout New Zealand due to China restricting imports of waste products, Waikato District Council Service Delivery general manager Ian Cathcart said. MARION VAN DIJK/STUFF Smart Environmental managing director Grahame … [Read more...] about China has stopped taking our recycling and waste. Here’s where it’s ending up
Good morning and welcome to the Business Breakfast live blog for Wednesday, May 2. I'm Jonathon Manning and I'm running the blog today. The business team's live blog brings you all the breaking news from across the North East, the UK and beyond - basically anything and everything from the world of business. Newcastle-headquartered technology giant Sage has revealed that its organic revenue was £5m lower than it had hoped for the six months ending March 31 2018. The firm's revenue increased by 6% to £908m. CEO Stephen Kelly said the cause of the lower than expected growth was due to "slower and more inconsistent sales execution". And online grocer Ocado is launching in Sweden for the first time. The company has signed a deal with supermarket group ICA in its fourth international deal. If you'd like to contribute, tweet at @jnlbusiness to share your opinions, drop me a line at [email protected] or tweet me at @JonnyAManning. Also, we've launched a ChronicleLive … [Read more...] about Business Breakfast LIVE: Sage’s revenue comes in £5m below expectations