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North East Business Awards Teesside Heat RECAP from Teesside University's Olympia Building

Pictures and all the winners from the from the Teesside heat of the North East Business Awards at Teesside University's Olympia Building

Newcastle Popolo City Bar to continue trading under new company name

Site of the reopened Popolo bar on the Quayside
Stefan Bell, the former director of Popolo UK Limited is the owner of 1501 Leisure Ltd, the new owners of Popolo City Bar in Newcastle

Public Wi-Fi plans back on track for Newcastle and Gateshead as BT chosen to deliver project

BT WIFI
BT replace Spanish firm GOWEX who were originally chosen to deliver the free public Wi-Fi before they declared bankruptcy last year

Training provider helps 69 people enter the construction industry in the North East

Profound Services managing director Steven Ward
Profound Services delivers eight-week programme that prepares 16-18 year olds for life in the construction sector

Jobs created at Gateshead firm Zerolight on the back of series of high profile contract wins

Zerolight's virtual showroom technology in action
Successful applicants will get the chance to work with cutting edge technology in an innovative environment

North East offshore wind industry gathering momentum

Matthew Hancock MP, speaking at the NOF Energy conference 'Energy: A Balanced Future'
With financial support in place for £20bn of work an offshore wind developer says it is ‘desperate’ for North East supply chain to get involved

North East offshore supply chain offered a lifeline after Budget but there are still concerns for the future

From left: Bill Laurie, general manager at OGN; Dennis Clark, OGN chairman and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP
North East experts say there was a lot in the Budget to encourage the beleaguered industry but raise concerns about investor confidence

586 Records secures enterprise funding as Newcastle's latest record shop

Antony Daly, owner of 586 Records which has just opened in Commercial Union House on Pilgrim Street, Newcastle
DJ and promoter Antony Daly hopes his vinyl dedicated shop will attract record lovers from across the North East

Shepherd Offshore Neptune Energy Park: Innovation is key word at £17m centre

Freddy Shepherd and Bruce Shepherd at Shepherd Offshore's Neptune Yard
Despite the oil price slump the North East’s subsea sector is building for a successful, long-term future

North East NFU to hold briefings for farmers after RPA's decision to abandon online-only application process

Richard Pearson, regional director for the NFU in the North East
NFU regional director Richard Pearson says decision was welcomed by most, but next steps remain uncertain
Freddy Shepherd and Bruce Shepherd at Shepherd Offshore's Neptune Yard

Shepherd Offshore Neptune Energy Park: Innovation is key word at £17m centre

Despite the oil price slump the North East’s subsea sector is building for a successful, long-term future

Newcastle Popolo City Bar to continue trading under new company name

Site of the reopened Popolo bar on the Quayside
Stefan Bell, the former director of Popolo UK Limited is the owner of 1501 Leisure Ltd, the new owners of Popolo City Bar in Newcastle

North East NFU to hold briefings for farmers after RPA's decision to abandon online-only application process

Richard Pearson, regional director for the NFU in the North East
NFU regional director Richard Pearson says decision was welcomed by most, but next steps remain uncertain

Business Supplement: Commercial Property Quarterly

An 8-page report on the region's commercial property marketplace

UK planning laws to be changed to allow shops to install click-and-collect lockers

Click and collect lockers at Waitrose
Moves are billed as boost to the high street with click-and-collect predicted to double in the next three years

Top Newcastle architects Faulkner Browns to create Wearside Beacon of Light

FaulknerBrowns based in Newcastle are to create the design for the Beacon of Light centre in Sunderland
Faulkner Browns has been chosen to create a design for the Beacon of Light, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland
Richard Pearson, regional director for the NFU in the North East

North East NFU to hold briefings for farmers after RPA's decision to abandon online-only application process

NFU regional director Richard Pearson says decision was welcomed by most, but next steps remain uncertain

NFU urges National Trust to work with tenant farmers as part of new strategy

Dame Helen Ghosh, director-general of the National Trust
Report, which lays out £1bn plan to protect the countryside, considers everything from threats to nature to investing in the nation's heritage

NFU calls for Government action as report shines light on farm inspection concerns

NFU better regulation adviser Lee Osborne
Red tape review highlights array of problems, from duplication to poor communication
Nick Smith, (far left) with friends updated

North East chemistry teacher ditches the classroom to launch his own craft beer

Nick Smith has started The Steam Machine Brewing Company with the aim to bring North East brewed keg craft beer to drinkers

Employer Achievement Awards to celebrate North East SMEs who have upskilled staff

The team from A Khan Restaurants who are nominated for Employer Achievement Awards
Employers who used Intraining's free Skills Support for the Workforce programme will compete at awards

Senior business leaders offer free intensive leadership course for North East SMEs

Lucy Armstrong Chief executive, The Alchemists, Newcastle
Invest NewcastleGateshead and Common Purpose have teamed with some of the region’s high profile business leaders to help SMEs grow
Profound Services managing director Steven Ward

Training provider helps 69 people enter the construction industry in the North East

Profound Services delivers eight-week programme that prepares 16-18 year olds for life in the construction sector

Newcastle based Bellway builds on growth plans with 52% rise in half-year operating profit

Bellway Homes
Housebuilder Bellway announces 56.3% rise in interim dividend after healthy results, buoyed by a robust market

South Tyneside family firm Jensen Construction passes to the next generation

Bricklaying
Nicky Wood is taking over from her parents as South Tyneside business marks significant milestone
From left: Martin Robinson, David Rose (both Fuda Hobart Rose Ltd) and Cameron Ross (MAS)

North Shields furniture factory expects 100 jobs to be created after re-shoring work from China

Fuda-Hobart Roser uses Manufacturing Advisory Service funding to bring work back to the North East

Hitachi Rail Europe's Newton Aycliffe train factory connected to national rail network

The track completion marking a significant milestone for Britain's newest train factory in Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham
Completed factory will serve as a Hitachi Rail Europe facility for train manufacturing and assembly

Appointments: Nicholson Consultancy managing director appointed as growth coach for GrowthAccelerator

Andrew Nicholson, managing director of Nicholson Consultancy
The GrowthAccelerator initiative has appointed Andrew Nicholson, managing director of Nicholson Consultancy to the growth coach role

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North East Business Awards Teesside Heat RECAP from Teesside University's Olympia Building

Lionra British Irish Business Network's Shamrock Ball, Newcastle Gateshead Hilton.

See pictures from the Shamrock Ball staged on Tyneside held by Irish business group Lionra

The former Co-operative department Store on Gallowgate, Newcastle

Newcastle Premier Inn on track to open in former Co-operative building in November

 

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