Business

Nigel Wright

Nigel Wright confident of profit return after two international closures

The Newcastle firm last year closed offices in Holland and Switzerland, resulting in four redundancies

Jarrow Brewery eyes growing American beer market

Mikaela Finnigan, head brewer at Jarrow Brewery
Jarrow Brewery has marked a heady first year in its new base - and now has its sights set on US customers

Half of student flats sold - before Newcastle block is even built

A CGI to show how Vita's student development in Newcastle will look
The 259-bed block will include a communal hub with a cinema and gym amongst other impressive amenities.

Centre for Process Innovation praised for role in ensuring manufacturing growth

CPI chief executive Nigel Perry
Business secretary stresses role of innovation in securing long-term future of sector, which CPI has boosted by £2.3bn

London links to provide support for North East Institute of Business Ethics

The Rev Glyn Evans of St Andrew’s Church, Newcastle
The London-based Institute of Business Ethics is keen to support its North East counterpart after being impressed with the Pay Fair campaign

Deaf sign language tutor from Ashington launches training start-up

Debbie Jervis
Debbie Jervis decided to go it alone after a career hiatus to care for her terminally ill mother

Opus Building Services starts work on landmark Teesside building

Artist's impression of Boho Five
The Boho Zone acts as a commercial quarter for Middlesbrough’s digital media, digital technology and creative sectors

Dräger celebrates 125 years in business

Lord Robert Winston at Dräger's 125th anniversary celebrations
Lord Robert Winston among those marking milestone date for technology company, which has a site in Blyth

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
Artist's impression of Boho Five

Opus Building Services starts work on landmark Teesside building

The Boho Zone acts as a commercial quarter for Middlesbrough’s digital media, digital technology and creative sectors

Nigel Wright confident of profit return after two international closures

Nigel Wright
The Newcastle firm last year closed offices in Holland and Switzerland, resulting in four redundancies

Jarrow Brewery eyes growing American beer market

Mikaela Finnigan, head brewer at Jarrow Brewery
Jarrow Brewery has marked a heady first year in its new base - and now has its sights set on US customers
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.
CPI chief executive Nigel Perry

Centre for Process Innovation praised for role in ensuring manufacturing growth

Business secretary stresses role of innovation in securing long-term future of sector, which CPI has boosted by £2.3bn

EU urged to act fast on electric vehicle investment as Juncker provides investment hopes

Nissan Leaf production line
Sevcon's Matt Boyle says the EU needs to "get its skates on" as €315bn investment programme revealed

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

Videos & Photos

Lawyer of the Year: L-R Graham Lowes, Helen Ager,Nigel Barnes, Verity Dobbie, Paul Dunn, Allan Devine and Lewis Pearson

Lawyer of the Year shared by nine campaigning North East solicitors

Lord Walton

65 over 65 (part two): celebrating some of the North East's older workers

Dame Margaret Barbour

65 over 65 (part one): we salute the North East workers who refuse to retire

 

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