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Hooters applies for Newcastle city centre late licence

The controversial bar and restaurant chain could open in premises at the City Quadrant on Westmorland Road

Entries are open for the Services category at the North East Business Award

The North East Business awards night at Hardwick Hall, Co Durham 2014 Winner Anthony Warren from John Warren ABP with sponsor Massimo Stanghellini from Npower
Prize recognises those companies who can make a difference to the regional business community

Improved Northern transport links among FSB's Autumn Statement wish list

FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon
Infrastructure, rate relief, taxes and improved broadband speeds addressed in submission to Government

Gateshead green transport firm Sevcon starts manufacturing in Malaysia

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
The new contract is also set to increase the headcount at Sevcon’s Team Valley headquarters over the next 12 months

Wear Inns and Greencroft Bottling make inaugural Investec Mid-Market 100 list

John Weir and John Sands of Wear Inns
Wear Inns and Greencroft Bottling - both in County Durham - are the only two North East firms in the inaugural list

Confidence falls in the North Sea oil and gas industry

An oil rig in the North Sea
Declining production levels and falling oil prices hit confidence in offshore sector particularly the North Sea

North East manufacturing leaders call for greater sector support

L-R Andrew Moorby Tait Walker, Ian Malcolm ElringKlinger GB, Paul Stewart Chirton Engineering and Greg Robson, from Caterpillar
Hosted by accountancy firm Tait Walker, the People Agenda roundtable event saw issues such as industry perception, the education experience gap and upskilling of existing workforces take centre stage

Powerdial Services secures six-figure investment and aims to treble turnover

Paul Farn of Powerdial (left) with David Thomas of NEL Fund Managers
The Seaham-based suppliers of communication technologies has secured money from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund and shareholders

County Durham recruitment company grows as turnover increases

Donna and Dave Rowlands of DDR Staffing Solutions
Since starting out solo Donna Rowlands has grown the firm to a team of 10 - and has plans to recruit more next year

Newly launched MASfab secure £25,000 loan to help entry into steel fabrication market

MASfab
From their Bowburn site MASfab provide steel fabrication, installation and site services to the oil and gas, renewables and marine industries
L-R Andrew Moorby Tait Walker, Ian Malcolm ElringKlinger GB, Paul Stewart Chirton Engineering and Greg Robson, from Caterpillar

North East manufacturing leaders call for greater sector support

Hosted by accountancy firm Tait Walker, the People Agenda roundtable event saw issues such as industry perception, the education experience gap and upskilling of existing workforces take centre stage

Entries are open for the Services category at the North East Business Award

The North East Business awards night at Hardwick Hall, Co Durham 2014 Winner Anthony Warren from John Warren ABP with sponsor Massimo Stanghellini from Npower
Prize recognises those companies who can make a difference to the regional business community

Hooters applies for Newcastle city centre late licence

Hooters
The controversial bar and restaurant chain could open in premises at the City Quadrant on Westmorland Road
Harvey Emms who is joining Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners

Leading Newcastle City Council planner Harvey Emms joins consultancy

Harvey Emms has been involved in huge projects including the Monument Mall refurbishment

Crown Estate applies to expand Silverlink Shopping Park

The proposed plans for the former Travelodge site at the Silverlink updated
Around 50 new jobs will be created as part of The Crown Estate's construction plans for Silverlink Shopping Park

Washington business park 50% full after welcoming key tenants

Chris Haritou of Abfad, Gavin Cordwell-Smith, Hellens Group; Paul Woolston, North East LEP and Cameron Hall of Cam Automation at Teal Farm Park, Washington
Teal Farm Park, built on former industrial land at Washington, opened for business in February and is already filling up fast
Rob Harrison, NFU dairy board chairman

NFU dairy board chairman addresses Efra Select Committee

Rob Harrison says Government must do more to support hard-working dairy farmers at national and European levels

Harrison and Hetherington trial live online bidding system

Pedigree livestock seller Jonathan Watson
The Xcira Online Ringman system, to be launched at the Black & White dairy sale, allows farmers to take part in auctions from anywhere in the world

The Wear Rivers Trust plans further work with farmers after successful year

Wear Rivers Trust chairman Gary Johnson
Annual report highlights wide range of accomplishments from Wear Rivers Trust during 2014
Steven Renwick, founder and chief executive of Satago

North East digital start-ups aim to tackle late payment problem

Some firms in the North East are developing innovative automated solutions to improve the payment situation

Is this the smallest small business ever? Coffee entrepreneurs set up on tiny Newcastle site

Joe Meagher, who owns Lola's Coffee next Newcastle Central Station
Joe Meagher and Josh Thompson have established Lola's Coffee in the area outside Science Bar, near Central Station

Former graphic designer and illustrator launch greetings card business in North Tyneside

Amy Clarke and Helen Turner of Rosie and Radish
Amy Clarke and Helen Turner created 'Rosie and Radish' after pursuing careers outside of the region
Roberta Blackman Woods, MP for Durham City

Urgent action needed on North East housebuilding as demand is twice of supply

Key figures say funding is needed to clean up brownfield sites and dormant housing stock should be brought into use

Galliford Try forms partnership as part of growth plans

(L-R) Chris Hope of Hewitt, Robin Armstrong of Owen Pugh, Jim McGlen of Robert Kirkland, Stephen McCoy of Galliford Try Partnerships North, Ian King of King Brothers, Darren Atkinson of Edwards & Bower, Fred Hood of McNally & Thompson and Brian Smith of John N Dunn
The Newcastle developer has big plans for the next three years - and will spend £20m with its main suppliers in the current financial year

Surgo Construction strike deals worth £22m

Artists impression of how the new Eothen Homes dementia care facility will look, courtesy of architect Coach House 8
The Cramlington firm has won work on projects in health, education and renewable energy, amongst others.
L-R Andrew Moorby Tait Walker, Ian Malcolm ElringKlinger GB, Paul Stewart Chirton Engineering and Greg Robson, from Caterpillar

North East manufacturing leaders call for greater sector support

Hosted by accountancy firm Tait Walker, the People Agenda roundtable event saw issues such as industry perception, the education experience gap and upskilling of existing workforces take centre stage

Gateshead green transport firm Sevcon starts manufacturing in Malaysia

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
The new contract is also set to increase the headcount at Sevcon’s Team Valley headquarters over the next 12 months

25 jobs created as Expert Tooling and Automation grows

Deputy leader of Sunderland City Council, Cllr Harry Trueman, left, with Dave Bartell, Expert Tooling's operations director
Sunderland manufacturer is to build a 30,000 sq ft factory that will triple its available assembly space

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