Jon Ralph

Meet the MD: Jon Ralph, Academy for Chief Executives

As regional director for the Academy for Chief Executives, Jon Ralph brings together groups of leaders from across the West Midlands to learn from each other. We caught up with him to find out what he thinks are the qualities of a great leader and what his biggest challenges are in his role.

John Seager

John Seager, CEO of Siglion

Meet the man transforming the Sunderland skyline

Siglion chief John Seager is leading one of the most significant transformation programmes in Sunderland’s recent history  – a major part of the £1.3bn of public and private sector investment going into Sunderland right now. He explains to BQ why the job means so much to him…

Hull care operator sells off four homes

Penni Brown, Hica, and Tanzeel Younas, National Care Consortium

Hull care operator sells off four homes

Care operator Hica Group is selling off four of its homes as part of a strategic business plan to build for a strong and stable future.

Jeff Jones to head Begbies Traynor regional advisory service

Paul Stanley, regional managing partner at Begbies Traynor, and Jeff Jones, head of advisory at Begbies Traynor

Jeff Jones to head Begbies Traynor regional advisory service

Business recovery specialist Begbies Traynor has appointed former BDO Manchester managing partner Jeff Jones to head up its Advisory service in the North West.

Momentum

Isaac Newton's Business Insight

Fast-moving trains, meteorites, tsunamis: there's no denying that objects with momentum are difficult to stop. Jon Ralph from Academy for Chief Executives discusses taking a strategic approach in times of turbulence.

Stewart Bromley

Stewart Bromley

Atom: a bank that dares to be different

New digital bank Atom is challenging the old order of finance. And to bring about revolution it is creating a whole new culture, as Peter Jackson discovers.

Meet the MD: Brian Ferrie, Edge Testing Solutions

Meet the MD: Brian Ferrie, Edge Testing Solutions

Ten years ago, Brian founded Edge Testing Solutions and it now employs 250 people, all focussed on making sure software works exactly as it should – which is not as straightforward as it sounds…