TEES Valley firms have won praise for investing in the future of young workers.
TOP trainee Jon Nixon is celebrating after becoming the second winner of a prestigious Tees Valley award for industrial apprentices.
WHEN UK-based Sonhoe chose Teesside as the place to invest £2bn in a specialist oil refinery - the first of its kind in Northern Europe - it spoke volumes about the region’s skills base and industrial experience.
HERTEL (UK) has followed up the acquisition of Aker Kvaerner’s Engineering Services workshop and maintenance business by buying the facilities from which the operations are run.
A DELEGATION of top European chemical site managers held a key meeting at the Wilton International site.
THE process industry is the beating heart of the North-East business community.
STOCKTON company Aker Kvaerner Engineering Services is busy building a strong future in the region.
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.
THE National Skills Academy Process Industries has now received £1m in support from more than 40 businesses eager to develop better training infrastructure in the UK.
CONSTRUCTION work is powering ahead on Aker Kvaerner’s new Tees Valley headquarters.
TRADE and Investment Minister Lord Digby Jones has pledged to encourage worldwide business investment in Teesside, following a fact-finding tour of the region.
STUDENTS should be given a “golden carrot” to study science and technology in a bid to tackle the region’s skills shortage, business leaders say.
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.
A £275M industrial development on Teesside, which has the potential to support hundreds of jobs, has taken a step forward.
SembCorp Utilities UK has signed an agreement with Aker Kvaerner Engineering Services (Aker Kvaerner) to provide the engineering design, construction and commissioning work for a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project, which will enhance its supply of utilities at the Wilton International site.
As the first woman to run Wilton Power Station and the first woman in the world to run a blast furnace, Jane Atkinson is already a pioneer.
A TEESSIDER has been crowned the UK's top woman in manufacturing.
Today as you read this I am winging my way to London to cheer on Jane Atkinson of SembCorp Utilities in Wilton at the CBI/Real Business First Women Awards.
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.
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.
INDUSTRY leaders from throughout the Tees Valley came to the Evening Gazette’s boardroom to discuss environmental issues as part of the paper’s Renew, Reuse, Recycle campaign.
Around 650 contractors will be recruited for a £10m overhaul at a Teesside power station on one of the UK's main manufacturing sites.
A £10m overhaul at a power station on one of the UK's main manufacturing sites will sustain jobs and enhance its efficiency.
If there's one area of the United Kingdom which illustrates how we are moving from an economy based on oil to an entirely new world of environmentally friendly fuel technologies, it is the Tees Valley.
Sembcorp is to invest £7m in four new package boilers to enhance its Wilton Power Station operations.
About 100 engineering jobs are on their way to Teesside during the next 12 months, it was announced today.
In January 1946, ICI began the construction of what was known as the Wilton works.
A gas turbine and steam generator capable of powering 40,000 homes is to be built at a former ICI site on Teesside.
Another multi-million pound investment has been announced for a key Teesside industrial site today.
The North-East is about to become the sustainable fuels capital of Britain.
Every emerging sector has its "tipping point". That definitive moment when alternative becomes mainstream - the unpopular populist.
Sixteen months of uncertainty ended in 2003 for more than 500 Teesside workers and their families.
Strangely, some commentators have said that the process industry - chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and support companies) is past its sell-by-date in the Tees Valley!
A school that has got caught up in the winds of change could be in the running for a prize in the first North-East Schools Awards.
Business Link - North-east England is one of the most dynamic regions in Europe.
Hundreds of apprentices are needed by leading companies in the Tees Valley to meet their employment and skills needs.
Work for up to 200 people is being created with the £10m overhaul of a power station on Teesside.
A planned multi-million overhaul of Wilton Power Station looks set to underpin hundreds of jobs.
In the 1960s the process and chemical sector on Teesside was dominated by one name.
A Tees valley renewable energy project has passed a significant milestone.