Eric Fabretti, director of commercial activity, based at Infotel SA

French software firm launches first UK consultancy in North Shields

The Euronext Paris Exchange-listed business is creating 50 jobs at its new base, and could create hundreds of future roles

One of the projects IES has worked on

Stockton's IES land significant investment to fuel growth plans over 2015

The specialists in electrical distribution packages have used the funding to buy training and equipment, which has helped to growth turnover

The E35 as it arrived from the fabricators

Wave and tidal energy sector at critical point

A number of big firms have abandoned plans for tidal energy, putting the future of the industry in doubt

Jill Cormack

First female plumber to be crowned North East's top apprentice in 101 years

Jill swapped a call centre job for a career in plumbing - and has now become the North East's top apprentice in the sector.

Wind Turbines at the Port of Blyth

The Journal Opinion: A favourable wind at Blyth

The Journal's opinion column for Monday, November 3, in which we look at wind turbines at Blyth in Northumberland

Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station

Two Hartlepool nuclear reactors closed following safety concerns

  • EDF

Two reactors at EDF Energy's Hartlepool site have been closed following the discovering of defects at a sister site

Hirst Park Middle School students Ben and Caitlin, alongside Trevor Swann, director of strategy and standards at Ashington Learning Partnership with Dr Kierann Shah from the National Space Academy and Nicole Sergeant, STEM learning co-ordinator with ALP.

Firms help to stage space and engineering expo

North East businesses helped hundreds of children to explore the worlds of space and engineering

Candida Whitmill, managing director Penultimate Power UK

Nuclear world-first for North East technology partners

A Newcastle company is aiming to develop the world’s first lower-cost, factory-assembled, nuclear power plant. Peter McCusker speaks to managing director Candida Whitmill

Wind turbines

EDF aquires Barmoor wind farm project near Berwick

  • EDF

French energy firm EDF have acquired the Barmoor wind farm project near Berwick from US firm Duke Energy and Norwegian outfit Statkaft UK Ltd

SkillsBridge chief executive Andrew White

Skillsbridge announces record results: Link-up project a boon for charities

North East businesses have helped the region’s charities to the tune of more than £500,000 in the past six months.

Electricity pylons with wind turbines in the distance

UK energy firms see their reputations plunge to a new low

A new low in customer satisfaction with gas and electricity suppliers has revealed "the failings of a broken energy market", according to consumer group Which?

Profits are up at the big six energy firms

Big six UK energy firms' profits up to £1bn plus

The profits made by the Big Six energy firms in supplying British households have multiplied five-fold to more than £1 billion since 2009, according to figures from regulator Ofgem

Solar panels

Solar farms are a shining example of renewable energy

Solar farms will soon be a common feature in the countryside as energy generated from the sun looks set to become the cheapest technology by 2018

Prime Minister David Cameron at Hinkley Point C in Somerset

UK's £16bn nuclear plant scheme hailed

  • EDF

Britain's first new nuclear power station in a generation is to be built under a £16 billion project which will create thousands of new jobs

British Gas

British Gas owner Centrica hints at more price rises

Centrica warned that a new duty to pay for energy efficiency in customers' homes, which has cost it £1.4bn, would “inevitably impact on customer bills ultimately“

The nuclear industry has welcomed a £10bn guarantee of Government support

North East energy sector given boost with Government announcements

Government announcements on renewables, nuclear and shale gas in the last few days have provided a shot in the arm to the region's energy sector

SkillsBridge uses Volunteers' Week to get new businesses on board

A SKILLS organisation which encourages companies to share their expertise with charities and social enterprises is using Volunteers’ Week to bring new businesses on board.

Falcons set to bring in new faces

  • EDF

NEWCASTLE director of rugby John Fletcher isn’t ruling out more big-name signings before the end of an increasingly fraught season.

UK Coal is drawing admirers

THE UK’s largest coal supplier was yesterday reported to be the subject of bid interest from a Vienna-based investment fund.

Perry targeting festive victory for the Falcons

  • EDF

ANDY Perry is determined to deliver a gift-wrapped Guinness Premiership victory tomorrow with the help of the Falcons fans.


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