North East welcomes high level diplomats from 10 Arab countries on trade mission

High level diplomats from 10 Arab countries visit North East to meet business, universities and trade organisations

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

The NEPIC Annual Awards celebrated the process industry's brightest youngsters and best companies

SABIC UK on Teesside

Sabic UK return to profit following major restructure

More than 100 jobs were lost in Sabic's restructure last year - but upgrade plans announced this year will future-proof the firm

Sabic has announced major upgrade of its Cracker Plant at Wilton safeguarding thousands of jobs

Sabic UK investment plans set to create hundreds of jobs

Plans being carried out by chemicals firm Sabic UK will secure the long-term future of the Teesside business


Gateshead Harriers hold off Durham's relay bid

Gateshead Harriers were runaway winners of the senior men’s relay at Saturday's 30th Sunderland Harriers Open Cross Country Meeting, supported by Start Fitness

Wolviston now a major player

A TEESSIDE recruitment specialist has secured a £1.2m-a-year contract to send engineers abroad.

Investment renaissance goes on

THE future looks bright at one of the UK’s most important manufacturing sites, partly as a result of an unparalleled year of investment.


A healthy heartbeat

THE process industry is the beating heart of Tees Valley’s business community.

Helping us meet the training challenge

NEWS of the National Skills Academy for the Process Industries has been welcomed by business, education and training leaders across the region.

The right chemistry

WHEN Skills Minister David Lammy announced that a £10m National Skills Academy for the Process Industries would be based in the North-east, it was clear Teesside would be a major player.

Balfour Beatty Management - providing a modern, pragmatic approach

BALFOUR Beatty Management continues to enhance its reputation in the region by providing professional services to a growing number of significant projects in the process industry.

Planning bid for new plant

A TEESSIDE chemical company, which earlier this year said it may invest £200m locally in a new plant, has applied for planning permission for the project.

Trade Minister sees what North-East has to offer

TRADE and Investment Minister Digby Jones toured the North-East yesterday to highlight the region’s “world class business status”.

Trade Minister sees what North-East has to offer

TRADE and Investment Minister Digby Jones toured the North-East yesterday to highlight the region’s “world class business status”.

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£5bn investment may be hit by gap in skills

THE region’s process sector is set for £5bn of investment by 2012 but will fail to capitalise on the cash unless it increases the skills of the workforce, industry leaders have warned.


A DECISION on where a national academy, to harness the skills needed for the future of the process industry, will be in the North-east is expected in September.

SABIC plans to grow new acquisition on Teesside

SABIC UK Petrochemicals has recently completed its first six months of operation under its new ownership of the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC for short), following its $685 million acquisition from Huntsman.

Investment renaissance on resurgent manufacturing site

The revival of one of the UK's most important manufacturing sites is good news for jobs and the economy of the North-East and the nation.

Going through process is a modern way of life

The process sector dominates the North-East's economy. But there's more to this complex industry than chemical plants and refineries as Anastasia Weiner discovered.

Top deals fuel law firms growth

MAJOR corporate and public sector wins and the opening of new offices have helped North-east law firm Dickinson Dees post another set of strong results.


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