Business

Paul Watts and Julie Price of the AMA Group in Peterlee

Clothing company poised to seal second major national contract

The AMA Group believe the contract - hoped to be finalised within weeks - will bring in £3m over three years

High5it proves a hit with football fans

Adam Barnes, who has developed a football App called High5it
Former Newcastle Eagles player Adam Barnes has designed an app that allows fans to show their appreciation of their favourite footballers

Durham development sold to new owners

Allan Cook (left) and Neil McMillan (right) at Freemans Reach overlooking Milburngate House
The development consortium behind the successful Freeman’s Reach development in Durham has announced the acquisition of Milburngate House

Sunderland-based ScS opens the London Stock Exchange

David Knight, CEO of ScS with 20 staff from the Sunderland head office at the London Stock Exchange
The market was opened by CEO David Knight and 20 ScS staff from the Sunderland head office and stores across the country

Hitachi on track to launch recruitment drive in County Durham

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
A recruitment drive to ultimately fill more than 700 positions at Hitachi's factory in Newton Aycliffe gets under way within days

'Ultrafast' broadband comes to Gosforth for BT G.fast service pilot

Ethernet cables
New service from BT promises to be six times faster than current superfast broadband

South Shields business thrills audiences across the globe

David Birchall, technical director at Db Show Control & Automation
Db Show Control & Automation, which helps design some of the most exhilarating multimedia show experiences, has won an £800,000 contract in China.\n

Farmers must be prepared for BPS changes, says George F White expert

David Hume, rural business consultant at George F. White
David Hume says updates should be "more interactive and productive"

Delavals looks to crowdfunding for next round of investment

Left to right, John Gilfillan of Delavals with Simon Johnson of NEL at Seaton Delaval Hall
Delavals Brewers aims to raise £400,000 through a crowdfunding platform to support its future plans

National Beef Association renews demands for Agricultural Ombudsman

Chris Mallon, chief executive of the National Beef Association
Hexham-based consultative body the National Beef Association says plunge in milk prices have reinforced need for action
Paul Watts and Julie Price of the AMA Group in Peterlee

Clothing company poised to seal second major national contract

The AMA Group believe the contract - hoped to be finalised within weeks - will bring in £3m over three years

High5it proves a hit with football fans

Adam Barnes, who has developed a football App called High5it
Former Newcastle Eagles player Adam Barnes has designed an app that allows fans to show their appreciation of their favourite footballers

South Shields business thrills audiences across the globe

David Birchall, technical director at Db Show Control & Automation
Db Show Control & Automation, which helps design some of the most exhilarating multimedia show experiences, has won an £800,000 contract in China.\n
The Manor House in Sedgefield which has been converted to modern office space

Manor House converted to modern office space at the heart of County Durham

The Manor House in Sedgefield has served as a home, council headquarters and magistrates' court but now is a modern office

Tim Evans to retire from Knight Frank's Newcastle office after 20 years

Tim Evans of Knight Frank
Peter Bowden is to take over Knight Frank's Newcastle office on April 1 after Tim Evans retires after 20 years of service

Rare opportunity to rent space in historic Newcastle Quayside building

Tenants can book facilities at Trinity House, which dates back to the 1400s and has been used as a hospital, almshouses and rigging loft
Milk bottles

Paul Brannen: If we continue down the road we are on we will become dependent on imported milk

North East Euro MP Paul Brannen says it is right that dairy farmers milk cows; it is not right if supermarkets and customers milk dairy farmers

Farmers must be prepared for BPS changes, says George F White expert

David Hume, rural business consultant at George F. White
David Hume says updates should be "more interactive and productive"

National Beef Association renews demands for Agricultural Ombudsman

Chris Mallon, chief executive of the National Beef Association
Hexham-based consultative body the National Beef Association says plunge in milk prices have reinforced need for action
Ross Linnett, of Recite Me Ltd, was among those to join David Cameron on a trade visit to China in December 2013

Recite Me chief executive encourages funding route after major sales boost

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

BASME programme looks to self sustaining future after major milestone

From left: Philip Aldridge, Phil Hollowood, Frances Stainthorpe, Martin McTague, Felix O'Hare, Joanne Rout
NEPIC’s Business Acceleration for SMEs (BASME) programme has been working with process industry linked firms since April 2012
CGI artwork of The Elms, the new Cestria development set to launch in Chester-Le-Street

Keepmoat and Cestria work together on £6.5m County Durham housing project

More than 50 dwellings will be created as part of The Elms development for the over 55s in Chester-le-Street

Booming construction sector set to create 17,500 jobs in the North East

New houses under construction
A raft of sizeable developments, prospective projects and private housing demand is driving the recruitment across the region

Xsite progresses its role at key Blyth regeneration scheme

An artist's impression of the hotel Xsite architects are working on in Blyth
New appointment sees xsite continue its involvement with Arch’s estimated £20m mixed use landmark scheme.
Paul Watts and Julie Price of the AMA Group in Peterlee

Clothing company poised to seal second major national contract

The AMA Group believe the contract - hoped to be finalised within weeks - will bring in £3m over three years

Hitachi on track to launch recruitment drive in County Durham

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
A recruitment drive to ultimately fill more than 700 positions at Hitachi's factory in Newton Aycliffe gets under way within days

Heathrow expansion would 'create 5,000 jobs in the North East'

Expansion at Heathrow Airport would be beneficial to the North East
North East Chamber of Commerce backs research suggesting Heathrow expansion is best for the region

Videos & Photos

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

A CGI of how the Glass House champagne bar in Newcastle will look when complete

Glass House champagne bar: A first look at work on the Newcastle venue

 

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