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North East Interviews

Discover a huge selection of interviews with business owners, directors and managers from some of the best North East businesses across the region at Northern Insight Magazine, specialising in almost every sector you can imagine. Be sure to get tips and advice from successful business men and women that could help your business take off in the region. Discover more below.

Richard Colman Ord Director Colmans Seafood Temple

Did you always envision a career in the leisure industry? I don’t think I had any other route to choose, fifth generation of a family business established in South Shields…

Ian Smith Owner Virtus Global

What has been your career path so far? It was a huge ambition from my early teenage years to be Royal Marine Commando, my Grandfather was part of an elite…

Jamie Brown Managing Director

Tell me about your background in business? After graduating from Newcastle University as an agricultural engineer, I secured a place on a graduate training programme with SCA Packaging, in Hartlepool.…

Jayne Hart Owner The Hr Company

Did you always envisage a career in the HR industry? Not at all, my move into a HR career was very accidental indeed. I was plodding along in a rather…

John Mccabe Managing Director Fusion Pr

Did you always envisage a career in the industry? Almost. My career started at Northumbrian Water in what we’d now consider an apprenticeship. I spent the first six months in…

Kieran Mclaughlin Headmaster Durham School

Did you grow up in the North East or did you decide to relocate here in later life? I grew up in Liverpool, which is a city which mirrors many…

Paul Mandeir General Manager Holiday Inn Washington

Did you always envision a career in the hotel industry? As my parents were from a hospitality background it is no surprise that I would follow in their footsteps. Although…

Richard Blackett Co-founder Blackett Walker

Did you always envisage a career in the industry? I didn’t like the unregulated and over target driven environment of the late 1980s but definitely did enjoy being able to…

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