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Life's a Peachaus

Colin Young

Colin Young

Gillian Ridley Whittle spent years at dizzying heights in the world of high street fashion, her CV reading like an industry who’s who. But she gave up the corporate world three years ago, to pursue a lifelong dream of setting up her brand Peachaus. Here, she charts her career journey with Colin Young, and reveals hopes of one day opening a store in Newcastle.

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The Crown Jewels

Colin Young

Colin Young

The £450 million Crown Works Studios are going ahead, with work expected to start on a former shipyard site beside Sunderland’s River Wear in the summer. And it’s all a dream come true for Leo Pearlman, a co-founder of production company Fulwell 73. Here, Leo speaks to Colin Young about the endeavour, its economic and employment potential – and his secret fear.

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Crafting a better future for all

Pete Mallon

Pete Mallon

Jun Rhee is master potter at Kiln, the Newcastle-based bar, café-restaurant and ceramics maker known for its range of exclusive tableware. Here, he tells Pete Mallon about the philosophy and inspiration behind his craft, his journey from East Asia to England and why he will never tire of championing handmade goods in a world of mass production.

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