Blyth

An oil rig in the North Sea

North Sea oil needs to cut costs to survive oil price slump

Offshore industry in the North East faces challenges from global price slump, but savings target also presents opportunities

Gosforth based RMT say £6m first quarter fundraising indicates confidence across North East

RMT's head of corporate finance Greg Bolton and corporate finance manager Graham Brown
The Gosforth-based accountancy practice reported a bumper first quarter for fundraising activity across its clients

Blyth's Phoenix Taxis plan £1m investment over next two years

Managing director Alex Hurst
The firm has brought in Danish technology to allow customers to hail and pay for their taxi via their mobile device, and estimates jobs will follow

Draeger Safety UK drives revenues in the face of "uncertain" global conditions

Draeger UK in Blyth
The Blyth-based manufacturer of industrial safety products grew revenue to £97.8m in 2014

Appointments: Tharsus Engineering targets new markets after sales team expansion

Craig Brown, business development manager at Tharsus, alongside Ruth Hickman and Anton Mirasfari
Blyth-based fabricator Tharsus Engineering has expanded its specialist sales team to support the company’s ambitious growth plans
Children at school raising their hands

Journal opinion: A bad report - but a good response

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, February 14, in which we say poor Ofsted reports are not yet a cause for crisis in Northumberland

Jonathan Arnott: Too many MPs don't know what it's like to live on the minimum wage

UKIP candidate Jonathan Arnott
Ukip North East MEP Jonathan Arnott says his party is making progress at the expense of Labour because they can better connect with real people

Coun Peter Jackson's appointment deferred as MP joins row

Councillor Peter Jackson
Coun Peter Jackson's appointment to a working group has been deferred amid criticism from Ronnie Campbell
An oil rig in the North Sea

North Sea oil needs to cut costs to survive oil price slump

Offshore industry in the North East faces challenges from global price slump, but savings target also presents opportunities

Gosforth based RMT say £6m first quarter fundraising indicates confidence across North East

RMT's head of corporate finance Greg Bolton and corporate finance manager Graham Brown
The Gosforth-based accountancy practice reported a bumper first quarter for fundraising activity across its clients

Blyth's Phoenix Taxis plan £1m investment over next two years

Managing director Alex Hurst
The firm has brought in Danish technology to allow customers to hail and pay for their taxi via their mobile device, and estimates jobs will follow

About Blyth

Blyth is a town in Northumberland which relied on coal-mining, shipbuilding and fishing. Now it is a successful port, shipping paper and pulp from Scandinavia to newspaper industries in the UK, as well as being home to renewable energy sources. During both World Wars, its shipyards built ships for the Royal Navy including HMS Ark Royal in 1914.

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