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

Professor Nash Dawood of Teesside University, KTP associate Omar Tapponi and Ryder Architecture's Peter Barker

Ryder Architecture partnership with Teesside University leads to contract wins

The firm is involved in a third Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the university, analysing new ways to apply Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The team at Hebburn-based Castle Building Services Organisation

Castle Building Services Organisation posts first quarter trading sales of £8m

Castle has reported higher than anticipated first quarter trading figures, as confidence continues in the North East

SockMonkey Studios are a DigitalCity company which design apps. (front) Darren Cuthbert, (right) Bob Makin, (back) TU student Dave McCann and (left) Jacob Keane

DigitalCity-supported start-up SockMonkey Studios celebrates two years in business with new contracts

Projects include working with police forces on app for officers and rebooting vintage Amiga games for the mobile market

Visualsoft named company of the year at Teesside Business Awards

12 companies win prizes at event held at Teesside Univerity - the last of three heats for the North East Business Awards

Stephen McKenna's exhibition continues at Teesside University's partner gallery, mima in March

Poetry, public lectures and exhibitions are all present and correct at Teesside University

The university is boasting an eclectic offering featuring award-winning cartoonist Martin Rowson, poet Jo Colley and artist Stephen McKenna

CGI of new Fusion Hive digital businesses building planned for Stockton

New development aims to bring digital businesses to Stockton

Fusion Hive is part of the massive Northpoint development aiming to bring jobs and new homes to Stockton

Teesside University and mima in February: Art, animation and ambition are on the menu

Exhibitions from David Lynch and Stephen McKenna and the Animex Festival are set to attract the crowds to Teesside

North East culture review 2014: What a year that was!

From dead bodies at Life to the one millionth Great North Runner, it was a cultural year to savour for many reasons

Film-maker Magali Pettier

Film documents year in the life of tenant hill-farming family

New documentary focuses on the Hutchinsons, of Forest-in-Teesdale, as they attempt to breed the perfect flock of Swaledale sheep

Paul Appleby, Head of Energy Economics at BP

Senior BP man among speaker lineup for major Tyneside energy conference

The first speakers for March 2015's Energy: A Balanced Future conference have been announced

Simon Scotchbrook, MD of Agile

Appointments: Agile bring in young, fresh marketing team

Agile Group, an IT and communication company agency based in Stockton, has taken on two apprentices and a marketing co-ordinator as it expands its growing company

Teesside lights up this winter with dream-like art and festive sparkle

David Lynch Naming comes to mima while, Teesside University's Winter Festival promises to offer warmth and twinkles

Artist's impression of Boho Five

Opus Building Services starts work on landmark Teesside building

The Boho Zone acts as a commercial quarter for Middlesbrough’s digital media, digital technology and creative sectors

Game Tonic Interactive Ltd

Middlesbrough games developers secure five figure funding to drive sci-fi shoot title

Middlesbrough-based Game Tonic Interative Ltd have gained funding from the Finance for Business North East Angel Fund

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

Overlooking the Bay 1921 Juan Gris 1887-1927

Exhibition marking the 21st anniversary of Tate St Ives brings major works to mima

A new exhibition showcases and celebrates the international exchanges between mima and Tate St Ives

Jordan McCord, Kate Baucherel, Adam Hilditch and James Drew of JDrew Creations

Teesside University student launches £100,000 crowdfunding campaign

James Drew, of Teesside University, spent placement year working for himself and is now employing four people at JDrew Creations

Former indie band roadie and stage manager Graham Ford from Saltburn By Sea, who has started his own chilli sauce company called 'Chilihound'

Saltburn Chilihound founder serves up a hot little number

Former teacher and one-time roadie Graham Ford explains how a taste for chilli became a business venture

NOF Energy is on course to attract even more delegates to the conference than last year, when more than 400 attended

Leading contractors sign up for Energy: A Balanced Future conference

There are five months to go but the NOF Energy conference at Sage Newcastle is already drawing in big names

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