Prisk announces new business support pilot for the North East

Mark Prisk MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, has announced a major boost to the North East’s economic prospects. The British Library, NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), Newcastle City Council and Northumbria University have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to examine the set up of a new business support centre in the North East based on the British Library’s critically acclaimed Business & IP Centre.

They aren’t called Dragons for nothing! James Caan’s investment practice in the den exposed

When Sharon Wright, wanted to increase the profitability of her fledgling business Talpa Products, which produced the award-winning Magnamole product, she did what many entrepreneurs dream of and walked up the famous steps in TV’s Dragons’ Den and walked back down again with a deal done and with the two dragons that she had wanted, for more money than she had asked for. Sounds perfect doesn’t it? However without the cameras, the deal became anything but perfect. We talk to Wright about what went wrong and why the perfect deal turned so sour.