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Q&A: Chris Hird, corporate finance partner at Haines Watts

Chris Hird, corporate finance partner at Haines Watts, shares his advice on exit and succession planning, and how he can support business owners navigate the journey.

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Five minutes with… Professor Lynne McKenna

Professor Lynne McKenna, dean of education and society at the University of Sunderland, tells Steven Hugill about her time in the learning sector, developing teachers and female leaders, and why impending retirement won’t mean stepping away entirely from academia.

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‘Major corporations’ innovation plans? It’s all just Elvis to me…’

Frustrated by big technology operators' lack of fresh innovation, Mark Harrison, scale-up partner at RTC North, says the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is alive – but unwell – in Silicon Valley.

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‘We need universities to win the battle for the industries of the future’

There are a few things in life that are guaranteed: death, taxes and politicians treading the same old ground on education.

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£200 million airport business park ‘transformational’ for Tees Valley

Nothing attracts the attention of people in the North East more than the creation of jobs, writes Kevan Carrick.

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Behind the entrepreneur: Rachel McBryde, McBryde & Co

McBryde & Co is a communications agency, established in 2019 and we’re based in the centre of Newcastle. It is focused on providing PR and content services to the public sector, professional service, sustainable and renewable sectors.

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