Hello! I'm Jamie, Editor of Bdaily. 

I mostly cover business news across the North East but you'll also find me reporting on and adding opinions to other regions too. 

I most enjoy human interest stories, I love to unearth a startup tale or talk in-depth about regional entrepreneurship. I'm also a self confessed sucker for anything digital, so I'm always keen to report on all things tech too.

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Best foot forward: Podiatrists Robert Stringer and Steve Hannant with a client
New podiatry business is no mean feat for Whitley Bay duo

Jamie Hardesty

Podiatrists Robert Stringer and Steve Hannant, who collectively have more than 32 years of experience of providing NHS podiatry services across the North East, have set up their own practice…

Komatsu will work across 112 Ugandan regions
Komatsu wins construction contract with Ugandan government

Jamie Hardesty

Excavator manufacturer Komatsu, which boasts a large factory facility in Birtley, has landed a major contract with the Ugandan government. Receiving an order for 401 units of construction equipment, such as…

A Sahara Force India F1 Car
Orange Bus partners with Formula One’s Sahara Force India

Jamie Hardesty

Newcastle-based digital agency Orange Bus has partnered with Sahara Force India, a Formula One racing team based in Silverstone. Becoming the side’s Official Digital Partner, in a multi-year deal, Orange Bus…

Anthony Thomson, Atom Bank
Atom’s Thomson lands prestigious Goldman role at Newcastle University

Jamie Hardesty

Anthony Thomson, founder and chairman of Atom Bank, has been appointed as Newcastle University Business School’s new Goldman Visiting Professor. Replacing Harry Swan, managing director of Thomas Swan & Co Ltd…

Sage HQ, Newcastle North Park
Sage launches £800k enterprise fund to boost UK NPOs

Jamie Hardesty

Newcastle-headquartered software giant Sage has launched a new $1m (around £800k) fund open to UK-wide Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) The Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund will support groups with enterprising ideas to…

L to R: Terry Carroll, Chair of the Local Action Group of the LEADER programme, Gary Fildes (founder
Kielder rural tourism set for boost with new £200k observatory

Jamie Hardesty

Kielder Observatory has raised over £200,000 to build a new state-of-the-art observatory, following funding from the National Lottery and the Rural Development Programme for England: LEADER programme. Scheduled to be opened…

Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek
Kromek wins $3.1m U.S homeland security contract

Jamie Hardesty

Radiation detection technology company Kromek has won a five-year contract, valued at $3.1m, by an existing US-based customer in the homeland security marketplace. The Durham-based business, which focuses on the medical…

Alex Millington
Deltic Group appoints Millington as new FD

Jamie Hardesty

The Deltic Group, one of the UK’s largest operator of premium late night bars and clubs, has appointed Alex Millington as Group Finance Director. Alex has been with Deltic since 2013…

(L to R):  Cllr Ged Bell, Bill Midgley (Leazes Homes), Richard Bass (Keepmoat) and Simon Williams (K
Keepmoat begins work on £15m Newcastle housing development

Jamie Hardesty

Housebuilder Keepmoat has begun work on a new development in West Denton which will introduce 95 new homes to the area. Working in partnership with Newcastle City Council and Leazes Homes…

L to R: Anthony Coultas and John Devine
North East sports lawyers help Parkour to gain official sporting recognition

Jamie Hardesty

Expert sports lawyers from the North East have helped Parkour, or Freerunning, to be recognised as an official sport in Britain. The growingly popular sport, which was founded in France in…

Last week saw the official launch of the North East Automotive Alliance’s (NEAA) new Manufacturing I
NEAA launches Manufacturing Innovation Group

Jamie Hardesty

The North East Automotive Alliance’s (NEAA) has launched a new Manufacturing Innovation Group (MIG), forming part of the alliance’s Innovation and Technology thematic strategy group. The group hopes to deliver a…

CGI of the proposed scheme
£50m Sunderland housing development could support up to 1,300 jobs

Jamie Hardesty

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes North East are seeking planning approval for a new £50m redevelopment scheme based on the site of the former Cherry Knowle Hospital in Sunderland. The…