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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.

Tim Gray Consultant Mincoffs Solicitors

Did you always envisage a career in the law industry? I got into University after studying Classics at A Level which I loved. I could not see much future in…

Louise Ottaway Associate Solicitor Gordon Brown Law

What is your passion outside of work, how did you get into it and why do you enjoy it so much? I’ve taken a keen interest in cycling recently. My…

Anne-marie Lacey Managing Director Filament Pr

Did you grow up in the North East or did you decide to relocate here in later life? In short, a bit of both! I’m North East born and raised,…

Anita Bath Headteacher Sacred Heart High School

What were your key achievements of 2017? Undoubtedly this has to be the continuing success of our students’ achievement in 2017; our students attained more A*/A grades than ever before…

James Rainbow Divisional Director Brewin Dolphin

Did you always envisage a career in the industry? I left school in 1985, began working for Brewin Dolphin (then Wise Speke) in 1988 and I’ve been with them ever…

Vivien Herrera-lee Managing Director Properties Unique

Tell me a bit about your background in business. I’ve worked for over 30 years both at home and abroad as a Personal Assistant…or Secretary, as we were called in…

Barry Wilkinson Managing Director Park Electrical Distributors

What were your career ambitions growing up? I’m not sure I had any specific ambitions growing up, none that I remember anyway. I was born in the small mining village…

Hilary French Headteacher Newcastle High School For Girls

What was your background prior to joining the School? Since leaving university I have always worked in schools in the north east apart from my first year of teaching which…

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