North East Exporters Awards 2014

North East Exporters' Awards shortlist is announced

North East Exporters' Awards will recognise companies that do the most to boost the regional economy through overseas trade

Alison Thain chairman of the CBI North East Council

Business organisations CBI and NECC join forces over inward investment

'Inward investment remains vital to driving local growth and delivering even more jobs for the North East,' said Alison Thain, chair CBI North East

Buckley Burnett directors Andrew Burnett and Richard Buckley at Seaton Carew seafront, one of the developments they're leading on

Commercial property consultancy plots future growth after topping £500,0000 turnover

"Each year our turnover has increased and the challenge for us now is to continue to invest in the right people," said Richard Buckley

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North

Gap in European funding could be 'body blow' for North East, says Labour

Catherine McKinnell says 'chaotic and total mismanagement' of move from RDAs to LEPs to blame for delay to £724m European Commission cash

FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon

North East small businesses being held back by lack of support claims FSB chairman

Ted Salmon, North East regional chairman for the FBS, said NELEP must make creating Growth Hub online portal an "absolute priority"

Steve Pugh has been appointed to the role of group business development manager at Nortech

Appointments: Nortech Group brings in Steve Pugh to management role

Nortech, the Wynyard-based engineering design and project management company, has appointed Steve Pugh as group business development manager

Nigel Smith of Ringtons Tea

The Journal Annual North East Business Review 2014: April

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

TAG Energy Solutions facility on the River Tees

New offshore engineering venture planned on former TAG Energy Solutions site on the River Tees

Danish operator Bladt Industries and Germany's EEW SPC have promised 100 initial jobs on the former TAG Energy site on the River Tees

Bill Dixon, leader of Darlington Borough Council

Plans are unveiled for Tees Valley Combined Authority

Body bringing together Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton, Darlington and Middlesbrough could be operational by winter 2015

Appointments: Former Teesside Airport boss heads up North East CIC

CES Group, which operates the Stockton GoWarm scheme has appointed Hugh Lang as chief executive

Left to right, Andrew Hodgson of North East LEP, Estelle Blanks, deputy project director, JEREMIE2 venture capital fund, and Sandy Anderson, of TVU LEP updated

£160m North East investment fund announces senior appointment

The new JEREMIE 2 will be open for business in January 2016.

Gillian Baker, Stephen Carey and Graeme Foster of Tees Valley Business Compass

Appointments: Experienced team appointed to support Tees Valley SMEs

The Tees Valley Business Compass team has been created to help SMEs in the Tees Valley realise their potential for expansion and growth

Paul Woolston

LEPs secure bid to bring Digital Catapult to the North East

Sunderland will host one of just three centres in the UK designed to grow digital sector prowess

Bill Dixon, leader of Darlington Borough Council

Teesside would 'lose something' if merged with North of region, says Darlington council leader

Bill Dixon, of Darlington Borough Council, says civic leaders in Teesside work with colleagues in Yorkshire as well as those in North of region

Chris Johnson and Nicky Atkinson, FW Capital Investment Executives, and Bill Scott CEO, Wilton Engineering Services

New grant scheme could help deliver thousands of jobs to the North East

North East manufacturers can now secure unique financial support which should help them land larger contracts and grow more quickly. Peter McCusker reports

From left, Antony Steinberg, economic regeneration manager at Hartlepool Borough Council; Cllr Christopher Akers-Belcher, leader of Hartlepool Borough Council ; Stephen Catchpole, managing director of TVU; Chris Soley, director and general manager at Camerons; and Cllr Kevin Cranney, vice chairman of Hartlepool Council's regeneration services committee

Camerons Brewery expands after £150,000 funds injection

Hartlepool business is one of 10 so far to benefit from the £2.4m Tees Valley Business Compass Scheme, designed to deliver sustainable growth

David Coppock

Event will help North East companies to export to key European markets

Experts from the Benelux companies will pass on advice and guidance at the event to be held at Durham Tees Valley Airport

Stephen Catchpole, managing director of Tees Valley Unlimited, which organised The Tees Valley Business Summit

Top North East infrastructure and business bosses gear up to debate regional transport

The Journal and The Gazette's Transport Links Breakfast on September 25 brings together a stellar panel of senior figures in the North East

TVU managing director Stephen Catchpole

Step forward for Teesside carbon capture project as high profile coordinator appointed

Pale Blue Dot will be building the business case for the Teesside Industrial CCS initiative

Stephen Catchpole, managing director of Tees Valley Unlimited, which organised The Tees Valley Business Summit

Hundreds flock to Tees Valley Business Summit

Record numbers of delegates and exhibitors attended a key event in Teesside's business calendar


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