Business

Petards eyeTrain systems are used on Electrostar trains, like this one in use at the Stansted Express

Team Valley security specialist Petards wins order worth £1.5m from Siemens

The firm, which employs around 80 people, last year entered into a framework agreement with Siemens which represented a 'major milestone'

County Durham components manufacturer Filtronic will make redundancies

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic
County Durham firm Filtronic has announced it will make redundancies in the UK and overseas as part of cost-saving measures

North Tyneside industrial estate takes step forward with major grant

Business, Artists impression of a development at Indigo Park NE3 5HE
Potential tenants are in talks with agents marketing the site on behalf of Highbridge Properties, the owners of Cobalt Park

Osbit Power targets southern North Sea work with Lowestoft outpost

The mutli-million pound MaXccess gangway that OSBIT Power worked on for offshore services contractor Subsea 7
The North East offshore engineering specialists will use a space in Lowestoft's OrbisEnergy hub to target new work

Durham mum launches online baby boutique after premature birth of her daughter

Michelle Jones with baby Freya
Business lecturer Michelle Jones says setting up Freya-Lillie has been fun and challenging in equal amounts

Sunderland social enterprise restaurant destined to come to Newcastle

Restaurateur Kam Chera with Sarah Smith of Sintons, at his Sunderland venue Funky Indian
The Funky Indian is a restaurant at night and provides training for young people during the day

North East MEP plants first tree in a new commercial conifer woodland

From left, Paul Brannen MEP with Simon Hart from Egger and landowner Iain Kyle
Stripped back Wallshield application receives go-ahead after concerns over visual impact and wildlife habitats

New Light Horse Championship judge announced for Northumberland County Show

Northumberland County Show Light Horse Championship judge Juliet Rogers
Juliet Rogers is well known for her charitable work through the Moorland Mousie Trust

CIPD Awards 2015: Can your company cut it in hunt for HR champs?

The prestigious annual CIPD awards will honour those companies across the North East in the HR&D profession

Borderway UK Dairy Expo highlights the sector's best during challenging times

Champion of Champions at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2014, Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody
Thousands of visitors from around the world are expected to turn out for the UK's largest dedicated show of dairy cattle
Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic

County Durham components manufacturer Filtronic will make redundancies

County Durham firm Filtronic has announced it will make redundancies in the UK and overseas as part of cost-saving measures

Team Valley security specialist Petards wins order worth £1.5m from Siemens

Petards eyeTrain systems are used on Electrostar trains, like this one in use at the Stansted Express
The firm, which employs around 80 people, last year entered into a framework agreement with Siemens which represented a 'major milestone'

North Tyneside industrial estate takes step forward with major grant

Business, Artists impression of a development at Indigo Park NE3 5HE
Potential tenants are in talks with agents marketing the site on behalf of Highbridge Properties, the owners of Cobalt Park
An aerial view over Cobalt Business Park

Office space take-up falls 26% in Newcastle city centre

Grade A space continues to be in short supply but Cobalt Business Park secured the biggest leasing since 2009, to Utilitywise.

Investment in facilities has triggered a surge in lettings at Wilton Centre

Wilton Centre, Redcar
"The buzz is back at the Wilton Centre," says site manager Steve Duffield

The Glass House: New champagne bar to kickstart redevelopment of Milburn House in Newcastle

L-R Kevin McGorie of Sanderson Weatherall, Glass House owner Mark Nigrelli and Mark Convery, Sanderson Weatherall
Owners of Newcastle office block looking to invest in historic building after sealing deal for new champagne bar
Northumberland County Show Light Horse Championship judge Juliet Rogers

New Light Horse Championship judge announced for Northumberland County Show

Juliet Rogers is well known for her charitable work through the Moorland Mousie Trust

North East MEP plants first tree in a new commercial conifer woodland

From left, Paul Brannen MEP with Simon Hart from Egger and landowner Iain Kyle
Stripped back Wallshield application receives go-ahead after concerns over visual impact and wildlife habitats

Borderway UK Dairy Expo highlights the sector's best during challenging times

Champion of Champions at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2014, Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody
Thousands of visitors from around the world are expected to turn out for the UK's largest dedicated show of dairy cattle
The Northumbrian Tweed Company products

Northumberland woman launches cottage tweed business

The Northumbrian Tweed Company grew out of Susanne Hume's hobby and sees her fit work around childcare

Recite Me chief executive encourages funding route after major sales boost

Ross Linnett, of Recite Me Ltd, was among those to join David Cameron on a trade visit to China in December 2013
Ross Linnett has seen his business profile rise through trade visits to China and an invite to Buckingham Palace

Government prompt payment practice called into question

Amyas Morse
National Audit Office says SMEs may not be receiving significant benefits from a commitment to pay suppliers within five days
A CGI of the completed Dalton Park

Dalton Park leisure scheme in County Durham set to start within weeks

Operators including Cineworld, Frankie and Benny’s restaurant, Pizza Express, Prezzo, and Morrisons are confirmed operators

Kier Group plc announces strong interim results

Digital designs for Motel One on Newcastle's High Bridge
The order book is also looking strong for the FTSE 250 property, residential, construction and services group

Barratt Developments grows half-year pre-tax profits by 75% in midst of rapidly improving housing market

Mark Clare, CEO of Barratt Developments
Shareholders to benefit from group's sustained success as £962m to be paid out through Capital Return Plan by 2017
Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic

County Durham components manufacturer Filtronic will make redundancies

County Durham firm Filtronic has announced it will make redundancies in the UK and overseas as part of cost-saving measures

North Tyneside industrial estate takes step forward with major grant

Business, Artists impression of a development at Indigo Park NE3 5HE
Potential tenants are in talks with agents marketing the site on behalf of Highbridge Properties, the owners of Cobalt Park

Osbit Power targets southern North Sea work with Lowestoft outpost

The mutli-million pound MaXccess gangway that OSBIT Power worked on for offshore services contractor Subsea 7
The North East offshore engineering specialists will use a space in Lowestoft's OrbisEnergy hub to target new work

Videos & Photos

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

NE Business Awards, Marriott Gosforth.

The Tyneside and Northumberland Business Awards 2015: the night in full

 

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