Blyth

Journal annual North East Business Review: March

We look back at the North East business news from March 2014

Nearly 70 jobs under threat as Archer closes Blyth base

Eddie Fergusson House, Archer's former offices
The oil services firm announced the closure to staff this week, just over a year since expansion plans were talked about

No buyer found for world-leading energy technology firm Applied Superconductor Ltd

Business Secretary Vince Cable, visites Applied Superconductor Limited at Blyth on 4 August 2011
The Blyth-based firm had received multi-million pound funding, including £1m of Regional Growth Fund money in 2012

Chinese bidders buying back their heritage blitz Newcastle auction

One of the Chinese album images in the auction
Runaway prices paid for Chinese tresaures including an amber necklace and set of paintings

Dräger celebrates 125 years in business

Lord Robert Winston at Dräger's 125th anniversary celebrations
Lord Robert Winston among those marking milestone date for technology company, which has a site in Blyth
UKIP candidate Jonathan Arnott

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

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

Ex Blyth lover was cleared of harassment but made subject to restraining order

Exterior picture of Newcastle Crown Court on the Quayside
Aidan Campbell, of Blyth, was cleared of harassing his ex but has been told he must not contact her

Journal annual North East Business Review: March

We look back at the North East business news from March 2014

Nearly 70 jobs under threat as Archer closes Blyth base

Eddie Fergusson House, Archer's former offices
The oil services firm announced the closure to staff this week, just over a year since expansion plans were talked about

No buyer found for world-leading energy technology firm Applied Superconductor Ltd

Business Secretary Vince Cable, visites Applied Superconductor Limited at Blyth on 4 August 2011
The Blyth-based firm had received multi-million pound funding, including £1m of Regional Growth Fund money in 2012

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.

Videos & Photos

Brunswick House in Whalton

Property gallery: Whalton house was home from the first view

A Christmas food tasting test

Sweet Christmas fare put to the Taste test

From left, Richard Means from award sponsor, Strutt & Parker, with Lucinda and Tom Richardson and Giles Brandreth

Northumberland farm business Wheelbirks Parlour wins national award

 

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