Business

A CGI of how the Blyth Workspace will look when completed

Blyth Workspace at Commissioners Quay set to open for business

The landmark building forms part of a wider scheme at Commissioners Quay being developed by Arch, the Northumberland development company

Gateshead girl follows in mum's footsteps with fashion website

Jessica Thomas, founder of Overmybody.com
Jessica Thomas has set up a website specialising in importing US and Australian brands

Newcastle engineers create Rio 2016 Olympic whitewater course

Earthworks underway at the site of the 2016 Olympic whitewater course at the Deodoro Olympic Park in Brazil
A team of five engineers from Newcastle-based consultancy Cundall have helped to design the canoe slalom course in Brazil

Northern IPOs make up quarter of total funds raised on market this year

The flotation of Northern companies were amongst some of the largest this year

FES International scoops part of $40m deal to supply Malaysian oil field

From left: Rob Anderson (FES), Mark Evans (Orwell Offshore) and Ian Latimer (FES)
Ashington's FES has teamed up with Suffolk-based Orwell Offshore to deliver the contract

Pudding Parlour to open at Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth

Founders of family-owned business The Pudding Parlour, brother and sister duo Kristy Giblin, 30 and Greg Small, 24
American-style dessert business sets up second Northumberland store on the back of continued growth

Jobs saved - but others lost - as steel firm is brought out of administration

Steel sculpture is eased into place on the A66 roundabout at South Bank by SBV Fabrications and Site services
SBV suffered significant loss in relation to a major contract, plunging the firm into administration

Petards secure £1.5m contract extension to supply CCTV for Gatwick Express trains

Petards
The Team Valley-based manufacturer will provide further units on top of a 2013 order

Regional oil industry players respond to North Sea 'crisis' claims

An oil rig in the North Sea
NOF Energy boss calls for 'sense of perspective' amid worries that oil price collapse will batter the North Sea

Ship business A&P Group announce 'pleasing' results

A&P Group's site on the Tyne
Profit and turnover rose last year for Ship repair and marine engineering business, A&P Group Limited, despite challenging economic climate
Jessica Thomas, founder of Overmybody.com

Gateshead girl follows in mum's footsteps with fashion website

Jessica Thomas has set up a website specialising in importing US and Australian brands

Newcastle engineers create Rio 2016 Olympic whitewater course

Earthworks underway at the site of the Olympic whitewater course at the Deodoro Olympic Park in Brazil
A team of five engineers from Newcastle-based consultancy Cundall have helped to design the canoe slalom course in Brazil

Gospelware moves into Newcastle premises ahead of planned recruitment drive

App developers Gospelware
The mobile developers and digital product specialists have moved to loft premises in Newcastle
A CGI of how the Blyth Workspace will look when completed

Blyth Workspace at Commissioners Quay set to open for business

The landmark building forms part of a wider scheme at Commissioners Quay being developed by Arch, the Northumberland development company

Interlink Express franchisees move into bigger Gateshead facility and look to recruit

Glen Watson, Interlink Express, Michael Hendry, Barclays and Steve Watson, Interlink Express
Brothers Glen and Steve Watson recently acquired the ten year lease for Aquarius, a 17,897 sq ft warehouse in Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead.

Economic confidence fuels commercial property growth: A look back on 2014

A CGI of the Crowne Plaza Hotel under construction at the Stephenson Quarter
Bradley Hall, DTZ, GVA and Naylors give us their take on industrials, investment and offices' performance in 2014
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

Fine councils for failing to update Local Plans, says CLA

Dorothy Fairburn, CLA North regional director
Landowners' organisation says out-to-date planning legislation can block the progress of important rural development

Electricity wayleaves: are farmers getting the full compensation they are entitled to?

David Quayle, director of H&H Land and Property
H&H Land and Property discuss the ins and outs of the agreements
John King, North East business support manager at NBSL

North East Business Support Fund extended into 2015

The Fund, managed by enterprise agency NBSL, has been extended until June 2015

Lingerie entrepreneur aims to grow Newcastle Naughty Knickers venture thanks to £50,000 funding

Sarah Northey
Sarah Northey, who runs Naughty Knickers Ltd from a unit at Lynnwood Business Centre, plans to use the invoice finance to fulfil a growing pipeline of orders

Mother and daughter launch luxury dog fashion store in Morpeth

Hazel (left) and Alexandria Coulson
18 year-old Alexandria Coulson and her mother Hazel are about to open Urban Pooch Ltd in Morpeth
Opus Building Services start refurbishment work at Claremont Place. Left to right is Mark Triggs Site Supervisor and Scott Louis, Project Manager

Construction firm starts work on student accommodation block

Project close to Newcastle University maintains features of 18th century townhouses

Visionary Auckland Castle project takes a leap forward

An artist impression of the exterior of the proposed Spanish art gallery
Four schemes totalling £24m are going before Durham County Council - and work could start next year

Durham's JDP Contracting Services Ltd undergo management buyout

From left: Sarah Thorpe of UK Steel Enterprise; Chris Hyde, JDP managing director; Steve Plaskitt of Tait Walker, and Gordon Jamieson of UK Steel Enterprise
JDP Contracting Services Ltd was bought by current managing director Chris Hyde, for an undisclosed sum
Regent Centre at Gosforth

The Journal Annual North East Business Review 2014: September

Businessman Barry Moat left Lugano; the Regent Centre was sold in a £296m deal and pharmaceuticals firm Aesica was acquired for £230m

The Journal Annual North East Business Review 2014: August

Martyn Cuthbert, left, and Ian Farrar of On:trac
We look at the stories that dominated North East business news in August 2014

The Journal Annual North East Business Review 2014: July

Businessman Jeremy Middleton
We look at the stories that dominated North East business news in July 2014

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The CIPR Awards at The Biscuit Factory updated

Top PR talent honoured at the 2014 CIPR North East PRide Awards

 

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