Business

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon

Gateshead green transport firm Sevcon starts manufacturing in Malaysia

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

£3m project will convert historic factory into new Ouseburn workspace

Charlie Hoult, right, Hoults Yard managing director, with councillor Neil Foster from the ERDF programme
Hoults Yard is expanding its creative tech hub with Newcastle’s biggest investment in superfast broadband and data centre

MetroCentre shop allows Gateshead College students to trial retail ideas

From left, handPICKED shop manager Julie Patterson, assistant shop manager Adam Wilson, and apprentices Michael Hepple and Abbie Brown
£50,000 of funds from RBS has led to innovative business project for Gateshead College students

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

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

PMC Pharmaceuticals to create 25 jobs following six-figure finance deal

PMC Pharmaceuticals shareholders Paul Healey and Paul McCourt with UNW corporate finance manager Mark Simpson
Cramlington's PMC Pharmaceuticals have secured funding from the North East Growth Plus Fund
John Weir and John Sands of Wear Inns

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

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

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

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
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
Pedigree livestock seller Jonathan Watson

Harrison and Hetherington trial live online bidding system

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

Postal shake-up would damage rural communities, says CLA

CLA North regional director Dorothy Fairburn
Organisation to contact Ofcom over threat to Universal Service, which guarantees single price postal service to all UK addressses
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
(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

Galliford Try forms partnership as part of growth plans

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.

Howard Russell construction firm set to triple turnover

The team at Howard Russell
Newcastle construction firm Howard Russell is currently working on projects worth in excess of £9m
Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon

Gateshead green transport firm Sevcon starts manufacturing in Malaysia

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

Half-year operating profits fall 31% at banknote printer De La Rue

De La Rue
The firm, which has a factory in Gateshead, said conditions remain challenging.

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